The createandinspire game jam was an idea I had long ago. The jam was intentionally made to motivate new developers to take the first steps into creating their first game. The starting steps of game development, in my experience are the hardest to take. You are full of uncertainty and being overwhelmed of the possibilities what you can create, so you won't start at all.
Going through the first phases of development myself, I wanted to contribute some experiences to make the kickstart smoother, with creating pages of the first steps and tutorials directly on the jam site and also setting the time frame to a reasonable one, to not overwhelm the developers. Also creating the rules to be a bit stricter (like creating only one level) has added a nice touch.
Jam site: http://jams.gamejolt.io/createandinspire