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This thread lists the information for all current and past design contests on BGG. External design contests will not be listed in this thread. If you wish to start a design contest:

1) Read this post to make sure your contest idea is in compliance with BGG's rules.
2) Start a thread introducing yourself and your design contest idea.
3) When you feel you have sufficient interest in your contest to start it AND when you have determined the deadlines, send me a geekmail with the information to be added here.

The reason you should discuss your contest before announcing it is because we have found running multiple contests simultaneously usually results in low turn out for all contests. So for the good of all contests, try not to schedule your contest's submission deadline too close to others. Also, talking about your contest ahead of time is a good way to make sure all the rules make sense and helps avoid weird loopholes in the rules BEFORE the contest starts.

Thanks for complying with these simple rules and happy designing.

Current Contests
Submissions Being Accepted

CONTEST NAME ENTRY DEADLINE VOTING CLOSES MODERATOR
2019 2 Player 02/14/2019 04/30/2019 JohnKean


Voting Stage
CONTEST NAME ENTRY DEADLINE VOTING CLOSES MODERATOR
2018 Mint Tin 01/11/2019 01/19/2019 MTDesignContest
Starfarm! 12/01/2018 01/31/2019 robbbbbb


Upcoming Contests

CONTEST NAME ENTRY DEADLINE VOTING CLOSES MODERATOR
Monster Deck 55 TBD TBD Hackogames
Gamer Deck 1 TBD TBD Hackogames



Ongoing Contests

CONTEST NAME ENTRY DEADLINE VOTING CLOSES MODERATOR
24 Hour end of each month end of the month schattentanz


Prior Contests: See the next post.


Do not reply to this thread to start a new contest.
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Please check out this geeklist for a consolidated list of all the winners for the contests below. It is still a work in progress so feel free to help make it complete.

Prior Contests

CONTEST CONTEST
NAME END DATE MODERATOR

2018 Children's Game2018/12/31 chansen2794
2018 Solitaire 2018/10/21 chansen2794
Green Box of Games 2018/08/26 Gwarv
2018 54 Card 2018/03/31 JonasVenture
2018 9 Card 2018/05/31 kingspud
2017 18 Card 2017/12/30 hackogames
2017 Children's 2017/12/17 chansen2794
2017 Mint Tin 2017/12/05 r4d6
2017 Solitaire 2017/09/24 chansen2794
2017 2 player 2017/07/07 JohnKean
2016/17 War Game 2017/06/30 kerpob2
2017 9-Card Nano 2017/05/31 kingspud
2016 18 Card 2016/12/31 Hackogames
2016 Mint Tin 2016/12/31 R4D6
2016 Children's 2016/12/26 chansen2794
2016 Microgames 2016/09/15 hackogames
2016 Solitaire 2016/09/04 chansen2794
2015/16 War Game 2016/06/30 kerpob2
2016 2 Player 2016/06/15 T hardy
2016 9 Card Nano 2016/05/15 kingspud
2016 One Page 2016/04/30 R4D6
Wibbell++ 2016/03/01 Bezman
The Pug Life 2016/02/15 gutshotgames
2015 18 Card 2016/01/31 Hackogames
Cover Art 2015/12/15 Narrow Gate Games
Badger Deck 2015/12/01 dennisthebadger
2015 Mint Tin 2015/11/30 R4D6
2015 Children's 2015/11/30 chansen2794
2015 Solitaire 2015/09/13 chansen2794
2015 Microgame 2015/07/30 Hackogames
2015 2-Player 2015/05/01 kurthl33t
Travel Games 2015/02/28 Bichatse
M80 2015/02/27 Hackogames
2014 Dexterity 2015/01/31 disom
18 Card Microgame 2014/12/03 Hackogames
Dice Game 2014/09/30 Microstack *
Classic Novel 2014/09/15 stevencole #
Card Game 2014/08/31 Microstack *
2014 Solo 2014/08/02 chansen2794
Micro Game 2014/06/03 Hackogames
Unique Design 2014/05/01 Magneheeli
2014 2-Player 2014/04/30 kurthl33t
2013 Solo 2013/10/05 chansen2794
In-a-Tin/Express 2013/08/03 Tyraziel
Postcard Game 2013/06/16 magneheeli
Hidden Role 2013/06/15 PK1988
2013 2-Player 2013/04/30 kurthl33t
Historical 2012/12/15 PSchulman
4yo D12 2012/11/08 courtjus
Mashup 2012/09/15 davidf
2012 Solo 2012/09/03 chansen2794
Art&Game 2012/04/15 jmucchiello
Gimme a Hand 2012/02/28 Flashhawk
Microgame 2011/12/18 mmacmartin
Iron Chef 2011/10/01 kurthl33t
Solitaire 2011/09/05 chansen2794
Synergy 2011/06/15 RaiderJakk & XendoBreckett
Little Box 2011/04/30 schattentanz
Quick PnP 2011/03/13 raiderjakk
One-Page 2011/01/15 etherton
Christmas PnP 2010/11/15 Celinashope
Confuse a Gamer 2010/10/15 rudolfoaligieri123
Sneaky Sci Fi 2010/07/01 rudolfoaligieri123
Dicefest 2010/03/31 schattentanz
Themed Rummy 2009/12/07 Cate108
Co-op Game 2009/08/30 rudolfoaligieri123
PnP Dice 2009/06/14 Reprint
4 Cards or Tiles 2009/03/21 Reprint
Get Published! 2009/11/30 Chad_Ellis
BoardGameCreate 2008/09/22 abodi


* denote contests whose details are worked out from forum posts about them, as the contest organizer has deleted their account and all posts they made, including the contest rules

# denote contests which were not run strictly on BGG but were run in a similar manner to contests run strictly on BGG

(Special thanks to Joe Mucchiello (jmucchiello), Sean Forrester (sean4star), and Jake Staines (Bichatse) for collecting the information for this list.)
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Harshad Deshmukh
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Awesome list!

The 2017 Mint Tin contest link needs to be fixed - it's pointing to the solitaire contest.
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disom wrote:
2017 18 Card 2017/12/30 hackogames


This link takes you to the 2017 Solitaire Print and Play Contest
and not to the 2017 18 Card Contest which I can't find.

I will be happy to delete this post if you would like as I'm sure you want to keep this thread clean.
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18 Card Microgame Contest! [2017]
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Please change the dates to have the same format. If you're using mm/dd/yy on the first post do align it with the second one thank you
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I have no idea what these “Design Contests” are or what the purpose of them is?

Maybe this is part of gaming jargon or something? I don’t get it??
 
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KingBadgerJelly wrote:
I have no idea what these “Design Contests” are or what the purpose of them is?

Maybe this is part of gaming jargon or something? I don’t get it??


It's exactly what it sounds like.

They are competitions where people create games within a briefing. It's a great way to practice and get people to try it out. Deadlines are a great motivation to finish projects.
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Okay, gotcha! I just happen to look at the upcoming 1 deck contest and couldn’t understand what the hell it was (badly presented/worded).
 
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KingBadgerJelly wrote:
Okay, gotcha! I just happen to look at the upcoming 1 deck contest and couldn’t understand what the hell it was (badly presented/worded).


Not sure what deck that one is, but a common topic is to make a game using a standard 54 card deck. Could that be it?
 
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I'm waiting for the 2019 54 card challenge myself. When does that traditionally start?
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The first one started in December 2017 but we’re moving the start date to February/March so we don’t conflict with some of the other regularly scheduled contests.

We have s discussion thread leading up to it talking about scheduling and rules tweaks: 2019 54-Card Game Design Contest - Discussion Thread
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JonasVenture wrote:
The first one started in December 2017 but we’re moving the start date to February/March so we don’t conflict with some of the other regularly scheduled contests.

We have s discussion thread leading up to it talking about scheduling and rules tweaks: 2019 54-Card Game Design Contest - Discussion Thread


Thanks for the update!
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