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Deadline Feb. 15 For Digital Serious Game Entries In International Serious Play Awards Competition

ORLANDO -- January 15, 2020 -- Entries in the 2020 International Serious Play Awards competition for Digital Serious Games are due February 15. 

International Serious Play Awards honor outstanding commercial titles designed for use in education or training programs.

Entry categories include: Corporate/Vocational; Healthcare/Medical; Local and State Government/Military; Museum/Visitor Centers; PreK Education; K-12 Education; Higher Education; and Other.

The entry form can be found here:
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