Mythos Challenge is an annual Youth-Led Storytelling, Gaming, and Apps Project in Oregon.  


The Mythos Challenge invites you to create an interactive story, analog or digital game, or a mobile/web app inspired by theme.

Each year theme inspired by a special exhibition at the Portland Art Museum and selected by a Youth Council. Each theme has challenges to aspire for and to create real-world meaning for their communities.

At the end of the Challenge, you are invite to the Awards Celebration.

The Challenge celebrates youth-voice and encourages us to become leaders. We are digital innovators, community builders, and creative designers. Join the 2017 Mythos Challenge!



Spring 2017: Join the Youth Council and become a community leader in STEAM.

Summer 2017: Make games, stories, and apps in workshops and game jams hosted by Mythos Partners and K-12 educators. 

Fall 2017: Enter the third year of our Challenge to remix stories and games in Fall 2017. 

Themes and Rules

Last years Challenge Theme was Space and Place and was inspired Portland Art Museum's special exhibition Case Work: Studies in Form, Space & Construction by Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture. After brainstorming ideas, choose a section from the theme of Space and Place for your entry.  The sections are Shape, Design, and Materials. Each section comes with a definition and modifiers which should be used to kick start research and development for entrant projects.

Rules for the Challenge can are located in the Project section. 


The Mythos  Challenge is a collaboration of  community partners and endorsers. The Mythos Youth Council is supported by Pixel Arts Game Education, the Portland Art Museum, PNCA's Make+ Think+ Code+, ChickTech, Innovation Academy, Multnomah County Libraries, and Girls, Inc. of the Pacific NW.

The 2017 Challenge is sponsored by Pixel Arts Game Education and by the generous support of the East Metro STEAM Partnership. 


**Youth of all races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, genders, and abilities are welcome.**