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SIEGE Student Showcase

The number of universities offering game/media related degrees has increased throughout Georgia and the southeast over the past few years.  The SIEGE Student Showcase affords these college students an opportunity to promote their talent, receive feedback on their work, and inform the broader community regarding the activities of our university programs.

Students and student teams are invited to showcase their capstone projects.  We are interested in showing final-year projects that are the culmination of their talent in digital games and assets.  Any currently-enrolled student or student team is welcome to submit their work for exhibition.


To apply for a free table in the student showcase, e-mail a PDF with the following information to Dr. Jon Preston ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), academic coordinator for the event, at:

  1. Your contact information including name, phone, & email.
    1. In the case of a team submission, please provide a principal contact and list all other team members separately.
  2. Your school and the contact information for your faculty sponsor.  
    1. A faculty sponsor is someone at your school who serves as your advisor for this project.
  3. A one-paragraph abstract discussing the process of developing the work, key lessons learned, and the timeline of when it was created.
  4. A list of technology/tools used to develop the work.


  1. Applications must be submitted by 6am September 30th.
  2. Accepted submissions will be notified on or after October 3rd.
  3. Open viewing of the projects will be conducted during the SIEGE College Fair, Friday October 7th, 9a-1p. 
    1. A member of the team must arrive and register by 8am to setup and demo the project.
    2. If an earlier setup time is required, please make that fact clear to the SIEGE team BEFORE the day of the event.
    3. The project will be dismantled by the student between 1p-2p.
    4. Secure, on-site storage will be provided if any team requires that service.
    5. Teams are encouraged, but not required, to solicit and act upon Friday feedback to improve their presentation for judging on Sunday.
  4. Judging of the projects will occur on Sunday, October 9th,  11am-2pm. 
    1. A member of the team must arrive and register by 10am to setup and demo the project.
    2. The project will be dismantled by the student between 2p-3p. 
  5. Winners will be announced and awards will be issued during the SIEGE Townhall Meeting on Sunday, 3:30p-5:00p.

Other Important Information:

  1. One member of the project team will receive a free admission to SIEGE to setup and show the project. 
    1. The admission will be issued to the person indicated as the principal contact or listed first on the application.
    2. The admission is not transferable, exchangeable, or refundable.
  2. The judges have been selected by Clinton Lowe to best represent various industry perspectives. 
    1. The identity of the judges will not be announced.  Please treat all guests with the same courtesy you would afford to a judge.
  3. Each project will be provided with a table (2'x4') and power (120V/5A).
    1. All other necessary equipment (e.g. cables, controllers, display, etc.) must be provided by the project team.
  4. A "Participating College" is defined as a college which hosts a booth in the SIEGE College Fair.
  5. Participating Colleges:
    1. Are entitled to three Student Showcase Tables as space permits, in the order of sponsorship payments received;
    2. May purchase additional tables as space permits;
    3. May declare any one student project from that college as the recipient of the "SIEGE 2011 Student Showcase - Best of <college name>" award.
      1. The participating college must determine its own method of selecting the "Best of" award.  
      2. The named "Best of" award will be recognized by GGDA and officially issued at the SIEGE Townhall meeting. 
      3. The “Best of” winners will be marked with signage during the hours of display.
      4. Participating colleges must contact Clinton Lowe ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to engage this option.
  6. Non-participating colleges may claim up to one table as space permits.
  7. GGDA will issue a "SIEGE 2011 Student Showcase - Industry Choice" award. 
  8. GGDA, at its sole discretion, may issue other awards.

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