SANTA MONICA, CA — Earlier this month, the Mom’s Choice Awards® named Gridopolis as among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. The MCA evaluation process uses a proprietary methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.
"We are thrilled to earn the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence Seal of Approval,” said Dave Schultze, owner and founder of Gridopolis Games. “We know and appreciate everything that MCA does to connect consumers, educators, and caregivers with the best products and services available for families.”
“We are happy to award deserving games like Gridopolis,” said Dawn Matheson, CEO, Mom’s Choice Awards. “Our panel of judges really felt this innovative strategy game merited a place on our list of the best in family-friendly products that parents and educators can feel confident in using.”
To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five (5) identical samples for testing. Entries are matched to evaluators in the MCA database. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity, but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval.
"Our aim is to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services,” explains Dawn Matheson, CEO of the Mom’s Choice Awards. “We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of excellence are high-quality and also a great value. The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families.”
With the evaluation now complete, the testing samples of Gridopolis will be donated to schools, libraries, hospitals and nonprofit organizations.
Gridopolis Games is an innovative game-design laboratory founded by Dave Schultze to break the mold of traditional flat board games by challenging gamers to think creatively and strategically in three dimensions. Schultze has a degree in Architecture, an Architect’s License, and a Masters of Industrial Design from the prestigious ArtCenter College of Art + Design in Pasadena, CA. Dave maintains his commitment to education by being a LinkedIn Learning / Lynda.com author and by teaching a weekly class in 3D Visualization at OTIS College of Art + Design in Los Angeles, CA.
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