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Do you know a promising Victorian Student in Year 10 to 12 with a creative talent?

Help them grow into a Tall Poppy inside the ACMI Hothouse: where skills and creativity are cultivated.

 ACMI Hothouse 2012 explores game making and design. 10 lucky students will spend 1 week of the July school holidays in a fast paced creative studio. Their team will include creative artists as well as programmers. Together, they will learn how to design an iPhone game. Professional game designers will give them hands-on experience and career advice. They’ll get the chance to meet some of the world’s best game makers, set to visit Australia in July for the ACMI Game Masters exhibition.

Students don’t need games experience to apply! It takes all kinds of creativity to make a game, from character design and concept art to computer programming. So – whether they’re artists, designers and media makers exploring career pathways, IT talents, or dedicated gamers – this is an amazing opportunity.

The Hothouse application pack takes students through tasks like pitching, developing creative treatments and presenting a folio. For teachers, it is a potential classroom activity in itself.

How to apply: Visit to download the application pack.  Please email with any questions. Applications Close Fri 18 May 2012

 Does it cost anything? No! The Hothouse is free, though limited to applicants who are selected. Application is also free.