The International Serious Games Competition aims to celebrate the best digital games for learning in the world.

Organized by the Games and Learning Alliance as a friendly game contest, the awards are based on an analysis of the games by Serious Games experts.

The theme for this edition is Serious Games using innovative Human-Computer Interactions.
These interactions can be of various types: virtual reality, augmented reality, voice command, haptic devices, location-based games, etc.). Among the other criteria, the evaluators will therefore pay specific attention to the game’s Human-Computer Interactions and the way it fosters learning and makes the gameplay more attractive. Games with more traditional Human-Computer Interactions can also be submitted to the competition.

Submissions are due by October 17th, 2020


The competition will reward 1 game in each of the following categories:

  • Academy: Serious Games that have been designed and produced in a research laboratory 
  • Student: Serious Games that have been designed and produced by Master students or lower degree
  • Business:  Serious Games that have been designed and produced by a company

The winners will be invited to present their Serious Games at the virtual GALA 2020 Exhibition.

The jury is composed of established Serious Game designers and researchers.

Find out more about last year’s GaLA Competition winners: GaLA conference 2019 – November 27th-29th 2019, Athens, Greece.

For further information, please contact Dr. Aous Karoui  <>