Build Your Own App End of Year Contest Summary and Rules

May 8, 2018

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We’re on a mission to help students build the confidence and skills they need to be future ready, whether they want to become a software developer, or are just looking to grow as independent problem solvers. MobileMakerEdu’s 2018 Build Your Own 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.


  • Students currently enrolled in a MobileMakersEdu High School course are eligible to participate.
  • App and video submissions are due by June 8, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST to the following Contest Submission Form.
  • All students are required to submit a zipped version of their app project folder, as well as a link to a three minute or less video which covers the following information:
    • Introduces all of the members of the team and provides descriptions of what they did
    • States the name of the school and students’ teacher
    • Defines the problem the app solves
    • Explains how the app solves the problem
    • Demos the app
    • Explains why this app should win the contest



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


  • 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. Plus, students will get the opportunity to receive feedback from Mobile Makers alumni, instructors, and developers, in addition to other great prizes.



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


3rd Place Team

  • MobileMakersEdu t-shirt for each team member

2nd Place Team

  • $10 iTunes Gift Card for each team member
  • MobileMakersEdu t-shirt for each team member

1st Place Team

  • One hour of mentoring and consulting with a professional software developer
  • $25 Apple Gift Card for each team member
  • MobileMakersEdu t-shirt for each team member

Teacher of the 1st Place Team

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