Mobile Makers High School First Annual Winter App Contest

December 11, 2015

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*NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE! APP AND VIDEO SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW DUE JANUARY 18, 2016!*

Mobile Makers Academy is excited to announce its first annual High School Winter App Contest launching today! Students who are currently taking the Mobile Makers High School class or who took the class during the 2014 – 2015 school year are invited to participate. Please read below for rules, prizes, and more information.

RULES

  • Students currently or previously enrolled in a Mobile Makers High School course are eligible to participate.
  • App and video submissions* are due by January 18, 2016 at 11:59 PM CST to appContest@mobilemakers.co
  • All students are required to submit a zipped version of the entire app project, as well as a link to a three minute or less video which covers the following information:
    • The problem the app solves
    • A demo of how to use the app
    • Introductions to each of the team members, including the details of what each worked on in the app
    • The name of the students’ Mobile Makers teacher

*Submitting a video submission to this contest acknowledge participants’ willingness to allow it to be used for marketing and promotional materials around app development.


CONTEST HIGHLIGHTS

WHAT

An out of the classroom contest that encourages students to develop their own app which makes use of a new framework or Swift concept not already covered in the Mobile Makers course.

WHY

To help students push themselves to be resourceful and have grit in order to learn something new in Swift without the direct support of a teacher. Students are eligible for the opportunity to receive feedback from Mobile Makers alumni, instructors, and developers, in addition to other great prizes.

WHEN

Now! Apps and videos must be submitted to appContest@mobilemakers.co by 11:59PM CST on January, 18, 2016.

HOW

Students can work independently, or with up to two partners, who are also Mobile Makers High School students or graduates, to develop an app which requires learning something new in the Swift programming language.


PRIZES

3rd Place Team

  • $50 Apple gift card for each team member

2nd Place Team

  • $50 credit towards Mobile Makers Store for each team member
  • $50 Apple gift card for each team member

1st Place Team

  • One hour of mentoring and consulting with a professional software developer
  • $50 credit towards Mobile Makers Store for each team member
  • $50 Apple gift card for each team member

Teacher of the 1st Place Team

  • Featured blog post
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Special shout out to administration

ABOUT THE CONTEST

We’re on a mission to help students build the confidence and skills they need to work in a STEM industry, be a software developer, and grow as independent problem solvers. Mobile Makers High Schools First Annual Winter App Contest deepens this kind of learning  by encouraging students to go outside of their comfort zone and learn something new in Swift. This initiative also encourages students to explore resources available to professional software developers, a skill which will support them, no matter their post high school interests.