If you have not heard of Dare to be Digital then I suggest you take a look at their website and search our own forums for threads on previous years. Teams of Irish students and recent students have participated almost every year since the competition began.

The call for applications has just opened with a closing date of the 28th of March 2010.

The competition is run out of the University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland.


Dare to be Digital are seeking talented students to get together teams of 5 to apply to this prestigious competition – online applications are www.daretobedigital.com

•Dare to be Digital is a 10 week video game competition (June – August)
•10 weeks based in Dundee – FREE student accommodation
•A project fee of £1700 is given to each student
•£200 team budget
•Showcase your game at Dare ProtoPlay www.daretobedigital.com/protoplay
•Mentors are appointed to help and support during the competition
•Industry exposure presentations, help and advise
•Market your product to industry judges
•Student enhanced employment
•Future career prospects; possible career within the games industry, opportunity to set up own venture/company, sell your IP, networking advantages/contacts
•Winning prizes; Market Potential, Use of Technology and Innovation & Creativity

Complete the online application form with your teams game prototype at www.daretobedigital.com – APPLICATION DEADLINE 28th March ‘10.

If your team’s application is successful the interviews will be held in Dundee or nearest Selection Centre between 12-20th April ‘10.