The Youth Apps Challenge

is an exciting competition for middle and high school students across Washington, offering them a chance to design and build apps for tablets and smartphones! Teams of up to five students are eligible to participate. Prizes can include tablets, visits to local technology companies, and more.

Youth Apps Teacher Trainings

The Technology Alliance offers free training to educators in an apps-based curriculum, which provides a great entry point for building student interest in computer science. Over 125 educators have been trained in the Youth Apps curriculum, many of whom had no previous technical background. The curriculum and teacher resources can be accessed here.

The Technology Alliance is offering a one-day training for teachers who wish to teach app development to middle and high school students. 

To find out more and sign up please select the button below

 

2016 Youth Apps Challenge

The submission period for the 2016 Youth Apps Challenge will be from April 19 - April 29, 2016

Here are links to the General and Technical judging criteria. Complete rules and requirements can be downloaded here. Download a flier announcing the Youth Apps Challenge here

Finalists in both the General or Technical category will be invited to present their apps at the Youth Apps Challenge event at the University of Washington on June 4, 2016.

Email apps@technology-alliance.com for any questions.


Summary of Youth Apps Challenge Requirements

There are two categories of entries for the Youth Apps Challenge: General and Technical. Student teams participating in the Challenge will be required to submit the following to be considered for an award:

  • A presentation of their app (PowerPoint template)
  • Wire-frame diagrams of the app's core functionality
  • A one-minute elevator pitch video

For entries to the Technical Category, students also needed to submit a fully functional mobile app or mobile-enabled web app, including the source code.

App Submissions

Ready to submit your app? Go to http://youthappschallenge.org and submit by end of day April 29, 2016.

Please make sure to set all your uploads to "public" so judges can access them.

2016 Sponsors



2015 Youth Apps Challenge Summary

The 2015 Youth Apps Challenge engaged middle and high schools students in a friendly competition that challenged them to develop apps that solved real-world problems. Submissions were accepted online between April 1 and April 10, 2015, and were judged by Ada Developers Academy students. Almost 500 students worked in teams and submitted 154 apps for review. Winners along with their teachers and families were invited to our apps showcase and awards ceremony in either eastern or western Washington.

Eastern Washington:

 

Middle School

Agricultural Job Finder (AJF)

Harrison Middle School

  • Esmeralda Lopez & Cinthia Santiago-Villanueva
  • Teacher: Darla Van Corbach

Bully Report

Harrison Middle School

  • Hollieann Geike & Isabella Verduzco
  • Teacher: Darla Van Corbach

ScorpianZWare

Royal High School

  • Benjamin Corpus, Marcos Espino, Tyler Piercy & Ryan Sandberg
  • Teacher: Scott Sandberg

 

High School

Digital Notes

North Central High School

  • Jared Grady
  • Teacher: Marie Tamura

Mood Food

North Central High School

  • Bri Kosanke & Trevor Wilson
  • Teacher: Marie Tamura

The Neksol Innovation

Kamiakin High School

  • Jordan Blum, Vincent Gizzarelli & Zachary Sylvester
  • Teacher: Doug Reppe

 

Western Washington:

 

Middle School

Black Thunder App Math Whiz

Harrison Middle School - YVTC MESA

  Photo credit:  Ashley Genevieve 

Photo credit:  Ashley Genevieve 

  • Diego Benitez, Eduardo Bejar & Jake Gray
  • Teacher: Darla Van Corbach

Descansarians

Hockinson Middle School

  • Morghan Codino,  Seanna Miller, Kylie Veteran & Elle Winn
  • Teacher: Anna-Melissa Lyons

Maximillian Maniacs

Hockinson Middle School

  • Sydney Henwood,  Gabi Morley, Christa Phillips & Emma Royce
  • Teacher: Anna-Melissa Lyons

AppDaptation Evolution App

Open Window School

  • Emma Robinson & Ross Rutherford
  • Teacher: Adrienne Gifford

Hatt Project

Open Window School

 Photo credit:  Ashley Genevieve 

Photo credit:  Ashley Genevieve 

  • Eli Beilinson, Anna Bencke, Marcus Huttunen & Ashley Ka
  • Teacher: Adrienne Gifford

Sugar ’n Spice

Open Window School

  • Benjamin Myerson, Ayush Noori, Lizzy Park & Sarah Smale
  • Teacher: Adrienne Gifford

 

High School

Food Roulette

Garfield High School

  • Andrew Burgon, Daelen Gates, Sasha Klezovich, Marshall Smith & Emily Wong
  • Teacher: Earl Bergquist

Text Finder

Garfield High School

  • Rowan Phipps & Tai Warner
  • Teacher: Earl Bergquist

Lego Zebra

Lakeside School

  Photo credit:  Ashley Genevieve 

Photo credit:  Ashley Genevieve 

  • Christopher Lee
  • Teacher: Lauren Bricker

Maybach Squad

Mariner High School

  • Alexis Chavez-Franco, Jose Garcia & Ramon Ozuna
  • Teacher: Auliilani De La Cruz

ClubWhat

Newport High School

  • James Park, Billy Wu & Sharon Zhang
  • Teacher: Matthew Johnston

Camping Connections

Nikola Tesla High School

  • Katrine Bjorner, Isaac Perrin, Rachel Ray & Marius Repede
  • Teacher: Melissa Wrenchey

Pen Pal 

Nikola Tesla High School

  • Rafia Khatri, Ann Lee, Gregory Moore, Suchi Sridhar & Mac Thompson
  • Teacher: Melissa Wrenchey

Shaky Security

Nikola Tesla High School

  • Gabriel Gaertner, Calin Gavriliuc, Nicholas Gomez, Artem Romanenko &Tyler Warden
  • Teacher: Melissa Wrenchey