Games

Games are fun to play and fun to make, but they can have a serious point too. Create some fun and tell the world about science by making an award-winning game.

Both electronic and board games will be accepted in this category this year!

A successful Oliphant Science Awards Games entry:

  • Is original, visually appealing, interesting and fun to play.
  • Will have accurate scientific content.
  • Will involve players in learning about the scientific content, not just winning by chance or good luck.

Rules for Games:

  • A group of up to 3 students can do a Games entry. The highest year level in the group will determine the year category of the entry.
  • The game must be the student’s own work.
  • The rules of the game must be clear and easy to follow.
  • You must identify the age group the game is intended for.
  • Your entire game must be no larger than 60cm x 40cm x 20cm high (this includes any packaging) and must weigh less than 8kg, including the box.
  • Your electronic game must be presented on a platform that is accessible by all digital devices (PC and Mac and/or Android and/or iOS) with your identification label provided on a cover sheet and any physical parts of the game submitted as per instructions below. 

In presenting your Games entry:

  • You must package your game in a strong box, making sure to strictly adhere to the dimensions above.
  • You must clearly label all the parts of your game, because parts may become separated when the judges play your game or during transport.
  • You must securely attach your Identification Label (your Coordinator will give you this label) to the outside of the box

Click here to download a PDF copy of the rules for Games. 

Click here to download a copy of the judging rubric.