The Awardees of the German Simulation And Gaming Award 2019

Until the deadline in February, 15 final theses and five dissertations were submitted to be reviewed for the German Simulation And Gaming Award. In total over the last six awards, we had 124 theses! The applicants 2019 mainly came from Germany, but also from Austria, Switzerland and Sweden. We were particularly pleased about the wide range of disciplines that were covered with the submitted scientific works: Environmental Economics, Social Studies, Philosophy, Sustainable Economics, political education, informatics, pedagogy of business and also architecture and room planning, philology and many more.

The first prize was awarded to Friederike Welter. She wrote her diploma thesis at the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Vienna.

Antonia Bartning earned an excellent second place. She wrote her Master's thesis at the University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde.

The third place went to Manuel Stamm from the ETH Zurich for his Bachelor's thesis. His theme: "Role-playing games as an educational tool - Adapting and evaluating the CoPalCam role-playing game on the issue of palm oil with secondary school students".

So we have this year three awardees of three countries and with three different forms of theses (Bachelor-, Master- and Diploma Theses).

In the special prize category PhDs, we had five applications. The winner is Dr. Jan Robert Lohmann, University of Passau with his work about "Simulations Matter - Wirkungsweisen und Mehrwert von Politiksimulationen".

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to all applicants and supporters of the DPP 2019!