Calling all teachers. We are giving away a laptop to a teacher who recruits fellow teachers to participate in Healthivores Video Game Contest this year.

Here is how it works:

  1. Tell teachers from any school about the Healthivores Video Game Contest and let them know to get started right away (deadline is March 31st).
  2. Email us at and let us know the Full Name, Email Address and School Name for each of the teachers you referred.
  3. For every teacher that you refer, that has students publish a Healthivores Game pages before March 31st, your name will go into the drawing. So, if you recruit 10 teachers who publish a Healthivores project, your name goes in the pot 10 times. This is a great chance to mentor another teacher in your area!
  4. After March 31st, we will draw the winner’s name from a hat. The more recruits the better chance of winning.

Note: We will also have a special prize for the teacher with the most recruits (minimum of 4 recruits required to win this prize).

Time Saving Tip: Students can work on the game design tutorials and their games at home and over Spring Break, so 4 weeks is more than enough time if you start within the next week or two latest (Deadline is March 31).

Here is a recruiting email to pass onto your fellow teachers to help them get started:

Dear _____________,

This Spring my students are participating in the 2013 Healthivores Video Game Contest, and I thought you might be interested in having your students be involved too.  The Healthivores Video Game Contest, is a free contest available to any K-12 public or private school teacher that strives to teach health and fitness ideas through innovative video game design.  Green Ribbon Schools provides you with free lesson plans that focus in four areas: Fitness and NutritionMathScience, and Technology.  The lesson plans are super easy to follow, and you don’t have to have any game design experience to get the students started. Also if one of your student teams wins the contest, not only do the students win a laptop, but the teacher and the school does too. AWESOME!

The deadline to submit games is March 31, but the lesson plans allow you to complete the games in just 3-4 weeks, so you still have time to get started.

Here are the steps to get started

  1. Teacher registers on GRS and starts Healthivores Project
  2. Discuss health concepts with your students
  3. Have students view the Gamestar Mechanic tutorials that show them how to design games
  4. Students design health games and submit to teacher for approval
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