Sony Online Entertainment is accepting applications and submissions today for its 2012 Gamers in Real Life (G.I.R.L.) Game Design Competition. In its fifth year, the G.I.R.L. program grants scholarships to four winners through the Game Design Competition.
SOE will award one winner of the 2012 G.I.R.L. Game Design Competition with a scholarship in the amount of $10,000 to be applied towards tuition and other educational expenses at the winner's school of enrollment. Winners are also given the opportunity to participate in a paid internship of up to 10 weeks at SOE's headquarters in San Diego providing hands-on experience working on one or more of the company's games.
"The goal of G.I.R.L. has always been of opportunity, education and recruitment to get more women into the gaming industry," said Laura Naviaux, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. "Over the last few years, we have been nothing short of impressed with the hundreds of amazing submissions from talented students nationwide. Now in our fifth year, we can't wait to see the creativity that comes out of the G.I.R.L. program."
Submissions for the 2012 G.I.R.L. Game Design Competition will close on March 29, 2012. To apply, applicants need to register with Scholarship America, SOE's scholarship administrator, and submit their application for evaluation here.