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Sony's GIRL Game Design Competition Accepting Entries

By GG-AngelThanatos 2 years, 2 months ago • 2 Comments

We’re proud to announce that Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is once again hosting their annual G. I. R. L. Game Design competition!

Gamers In Real Life (G. I. R. L.) encourages female students to reach their goals in the video game industry by offering a $10,000 scholarship each year.

First awarded in 2008, the Gamers in Real Life (GIRL) scholarship was created by Sony Online Entertainment LLC with the idea that only women know what games women will want to play and therefore, we need more of them as developers!

The scholarship competition has a few basic ground rules:

- You must be a legal resident of the United States.
– You must be at least eighteen (18) years old. – You must be a female student enrolled in a post graduate program related to video games production art. (Note – they say this can include programming, but part of your entry is concept art, so make sure you can draw!)
– You must be currently attending school in the 2012-2013 academic year.
– You must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0

Click HERE to read the Official Rules.
One lucky winner will receive $10,000 toward their tuition, room & board, etc. PLUS an internship at Sony Online Entertainment in San Diego, CA for up to 10 weeks!

In other words, Sony is not only helping women students out, but they’re wisely helping themselves. Why not invest in the future of their industry by creating diversity and tapping into the sought-after womens’ buying market? (Women are the #1 buyers for all households. Watch any commercial and you’ll see who they’re aiming at, with few exceptions.)

To learn more or to enter the competition, visit the Official Website today! But don’t wait – All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (PST) March 29, 2012 and only the first 3,000 e-applications will be considered.

Thanks to Sony Online Entertainment, Scholarship America and all the people who help women follow their dreams of creating awesome video games. Want to learn more about some of the incredible women already in the industry? Head on over to our Women in Gaming Column!


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2 years, 1 month ago

I wish I'd known about this a couple years ago. Would have been nice to have a scholarship for school :P


2 years, 1 month ago

I am so happy to have learned about this. Working with Sony is one of my dream jobs. More power to girl gamers and rock on Sony for supporting us in or fight against a male dominated industry.

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