About the Competition

This competition is aimed at students currently attending secondary school or college in Hampshire.

The aim is to create a game that illustrates the workings of the skin immune system. The type of game you make is up to you – it could be in the form of a board game, card game, computer game or even a mobile app!


Each game will be judged under one of the two following categories:

  • Board game/card game
  • Computer game/mobile app

Each game will be judged by an expert panel of biologists, dermatologists, computer scientists and mathematicians, and points will be awarded according to the following criteria:

  • Game structure and logic (20 points)
  • Accurately representing the skin immune system and cell functions (20 points)
  • Quality of the game (20 points)
  • Originality of the design (20 points)
  • How fun the game is! (20 points)

The top 5 teams from each category will be invited to visit the University of Southampton to present their games and earn a possible 10 extra points. The judging panel will then make their final decisions and awards will be presented.


The following awards are available:

  • In the board/card game category
    • 1st prize – £200 voucher
    • Runner up prizes – 3 x £100 vouchers
  • In the computer game/app category:
    • 1st prize – £200 voucher
    • Runner up prizes – 3x £100 vouchers

We would like to thank the Wellcome Trust for funding the prizes for this competition.

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