Ladies and gentlemen, start your essay-writing engines! Sony Online Entertainment
is sounding the call for this year's G.I.R.L.
Game Design Competition and is now accepting applicants looking to win a $10,000 scholarship and a 10-week internship at SOE.
The program, which is in its fifth year, is designed to promote and inspire female involvement in video game development by helping a talented student through undergraduate studies. Applicants have to currently be enrolled in a gaming-related program, have a 3.0 or higher GPA, be a resident of the US, and be 18 years old or older. If you meet all those standards and have a hankering to apply, you'll need to submit two pieces of original concept art "inspired by" PlanetSide 2
or EverQuest II
, captions to go with the art, and a 500-word essay about women in the gaming industry. Applications are due by March 29th.
SOE Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Laura Naviaux
hopes that this will be the biggest year ever for the scholarship: "Over the last few years, we have been nothing short of impressed with the hundreds of amazing submissions from talented students nationwide. Now in our fifth year, we can't wait to see the creativity that comes out of the G.I.R.L. program."