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January 13, 2010 // 4:17 pm - SCEA Marketing Manager Mark Valledor has announced news today on the PlayStation Blog that Sony is seeking LittleBigPlanet 'Game Changers' who can earn up to $50,000!

To quote: Calling all LittleBigPlanet CREATORS! Now's your chance to create fun levels, better the community and be awarded some money - all at the same time.

A few weeks ago, we teamed up with the MacArthur Foundation, HASTAC, and The Entertainment Software Association with support from our nation's capital, to host a unique competition to help the youth of America learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Now we're back with more details and looking for members of the LittleBigPlanet community to step up and be a "Game Changer." If you're interested, read on and you can earn up to $50,000 and help teach LittleBigPlanet gamers a thing or two about STEM while they play your level(s).

You can head on over to the updated Game Changers Competition details page to get the full download, but in a nutshell:

• The MacArthur foundation will be accepting submissions for levels / proposals combining an engaging gaming experience with principals of STEM learning.
• There are 10 different categories, where winning submissions can earn up to $50,000 in production / development grants.
• Judging will be based on the different categories combined with the potential of level design, with consideration to quality, integration of learning content, playability, fun, aesthetics and more.

The competition registration site will open for submissions on January 15, so make sure to start the thinking about your level designs and ways to integrate the fun of LittleBigPlanet with science, technology, engineering, and math.

For more reference info on HASTAC, The MacArthur Foundation and the Digital Media and Learning Competition, check out the links below:

HASTAC Press Release: $2 Million Competition Opens for Ideas to Transform Learning

Visit the Digital Media and Learning Competition Blog and the MacArthur Foundation Spotlight Blog

Read press releases from the MacArthur Foundation and the White House

Follow dmlComp on Twitter and join the Digital Media and Learning Competition News listserv
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Sony: Be a LittleBigPlanet 'Game Changer' and Earn up to $50,000

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#1 - shummyr - January 14, 2010 // 12:21 am
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I can see a lot of creative potential coming out of this