Update****4th March, 2011

Important update for teams applying from the Island of Ireland: you now only need to have one team member who is from the other region

– please read the full update on this and how you can find other team members at http://www.daretobedigital.com/applications/how.php . You should also take a look at this video http://www.thedigitalhub.tv/dare-to-be-digital-2011


It is that time of year again. Dare to be Digital competition deadline is only one month away. This year the teams need to be a mix of NI and RoI members.


The Digital Hub Development Agency, with support from the Department of Education and Skills and Belfast City Council, in association with the University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland are inviting students from the Island of Ireland to enter Dare to Be Digital 2011.

Dare to be Digital is an internationally renowned games development competition for talented computer science and art students to develop a prototype video game. Teams of 5 students, usually a mix of artists, programmers and audio, assemble in a development hothouse in Scotland for 9 weeks during June to August 2011.

Here they receive daily support and weekly training sessions from industry specialists to create their games. This year, teams applying from the island of Ireland will need to have a mix of students from both Northern Ireland and the Republic. Each team will need to have 1 member from each jurisdiction.

* 9 weeks based in Dundee

*Weekly stipend of £150 per student

* £200 team budget

This unique competition is open to students enrolled in further education and 3rd Level colleges on the island of Ireland who are interested in developing a new innovative product in the games sector.

Dare to be Digital presents a unique opportunity for students. Many of the contestants from previous years have been hired by games companies on completion of the competition.

Deadline for entries is Sunday 3rd April 2011.

Students may apply online at: http://www.daretobedigital.com

Please email any queries to: enquiries@daretobedigital.com

Find team members on: http://www.daretobedigital.co.uk/applications/2011-vacancies.php