Once again the Digital Hub Development Agency, based in Dublin, is supporting the Dare to be Digital competition and will pay the travel expenses of teams from the Republic who are selected for interview. Below is more info.

The Digital Hub Development Agency, on behalf of the Department of Education and Science, in association with Belfast City Council and the University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland are inviting Irish students to enter Dare to Be Digital 2010.

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 10 weeks (Monday 7th June to Tuesday 17th August 2010), receiving daily support and weekly training sessions from industry specialists.

* 10 weeks based in Dundee
* A project fee of £1,700 is given to each student
* £200 team budget

This unique competition is open to Irish further education and 3rd Level students who are interested in developing a new innovative product in the games sector suitable for any platform.

The Digital Hub Development Agency will pay for travel to the interview.

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 28th March 2010

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

Please email any queries to: enquiries@daretobedigital.com