In schools across Washington, the Youth Apps Challenge is engaging students in STEM education and careers.

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. A minimum of 10 prizes will be distributed.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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

  1. A presentation of their app (download template as a Microsoft PowerPoint file)
  2. Wireframe diagrams of the app's core functionality
  3. A one-minute elevator pitch video

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

Please take a look at these guidance documents for both students and educators on how to prepare and upload entries:

2014 YOUTH APPS CHALLENGE

The 2014 Youth Apps Challenge engaged middle and high school students in a friendly competition that challenged them to develop apps that solve real-world problems. More than 300 students worked in teams to submit a total of 75 apps to the contest. Finalists and their teachers and families were invited to our apps showcase and award ceremony in either eastern or western Washington.

Check out our winning apps and pitch videos below! Where available, click the pictures by the apps for student pitch documents. 

Coding Assistant - Timbercrest Junior High, Woodinville

Donator App - Garfield High School, Seattle

Homework Elf - Sacajawea Middle School, Spokane


EASTERN WA

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

RidAddict Atti Gunther, Alex Ross Sacajawea Middle School, Spokane

RidAddict
Atti Gunther, Alex Ross
Sacajawea Middle School, Spokane

Teacher Talk Abbie Chase, Teah Dimico, Abigail Gross Sacajawea Middle School, Spokane

Teacher Talk
Abbie Chase, Teah Dimico, Abigail Gross
Sacajawea Middle School, Spokane

Homework Elf Jasper Corcoran, James Hill, Jacob Laxton, Luke Lobdell Sacajawea Middle School, Spokane

Homework Elf
Jasper Corcoran, James Hill, Jacob Laxton, Luke Lobdell
Sacajawea Middle School, Spokane

QuizPro Gabriel Garza, Liby Jaramillo, Sammy Rodriguez, Marisol Romero, Randy Trujillo Safe Haven/Northwest Community Action Center, Toppenish

QuizPro
Gabriel Garza, Liby Jaramillo, Sammy Rodriguez, Marisol Romero, Randy Trujillo
Safe Haven/Northwest Community Action Center, Toppenish

My Nurse Aaliyah Bradford, Saida Diaz, Itzel Pinion Ochoa Middle School, Pasco

My Nurse
Aaliyah Bradford, Saida Diaz, Itzel Pinion
Ochoa Middle School, Pasco

KidsGetFit Jacqueline Luna Safe Haven/Northwest Community Action Center, Toppenish

KidsGetFit
Jacqueline Luna
Safe Haven/Northwest Community Action Center, Toppenish

Play It Now Gracie Almaguer, Karina Escareno Granger Middle School, Granger

Play It Now
Gracie Almaguer, Karina Escareno
Granger Middle School, Granger

Karaoke Esmene Fisk, Jazmine Mendoza, Alexus Padilla Granger Middle School, Granger

Karaoke
Esmene Fisk, Jazmine Mendoza, Alexus Padilla
Granger Middle School, Granger

We Vote Jenny Arcila, Ichnic Gonzalez, Damien Hernandez, Vanessa Morales, Joshua Rivera Toppenish Middle School, Toppenish

We Vote
Jenny Arcila, Ichnic Gonzalez, Damien Hernandez, Vanessa Morales, Joshua Rivera
Toppenish Middle School, Toppenish

high school division

Maze Run Trey McDowell, Anson Kerr, Alek Jacob, Sam Yancey North Central High School, Spokane

Maze Run
Trey McDowell, Anson Kerr, Alek Jacob, Sam Yancey
North Central High School, Spokane

uPaint River Holbrook North Central High School, Spokane

uPaint
River Holbrook
North Central High School, Spokane

Colorbook  Rachel Dunphy, Patrick Rueben-Cleveland North Central High School, Spokane

Colorbook

 Rachel Dunphy, Patrick Rueben-Cleveland
North Central High School, Spokane

WESTERN WA

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Checkmate Notation App Shuey Bambilla, Everett Buttars, Blake Hunt, Michael Jameson River HomeLink, Battle Ground

Checkmate Notation App
Shuey Bambilla, Everett Buttars, Blake Hunt, Michael Jameson
River HomeLink, Battle Ground

Smartphone Education Quiara Olvera, Ty Parker, Guinevere Richmond, James Zimmerman River HomeLink, Battle Ground

Smartphone Education
Quiara Olvera, Ty Parker, Guinevere Richmond, James Zimmerman
River HomeLink, Battle Ground

IntelliAmplifier Jake Kurlander, Christopher Lee, Austin Wei, Brandon Zhang Lakeside Middle School, Seattle

IntelliAmplifier
Jake Kurlander, Christopher Lee, Austin Wei, Brandon Zhang
Lakeside Middle School, Seattle

high school division

The Coding Assistant Nick Cosby, Erick Epley, Myles Flack Timbercrest Junior High, Woodinville

The Coding Assistant
Nick Cosby, Erick Epley, Myles Flack
Timbercrest Junior High, Woodinville

My Homework Divya Cherukupalli Tesla STEM High School, Redmond

My Homework
Divya Cherukupalli
Tesla STEM High School, Redmond

SPS Voting Webapp Alex Hof, Ryan Miller, Max Zinkus Garfield High School, Seattle

SPS Voting Webapp
Alex Hof, Ryan Miller, Max Zinkus
Garfield High School, Seattle

X TREEM PHIS X RACER William Ballinger, Michael Chinn, Noah Cross, Noah Weinstein Garfield High School, Seattle

X TREEM PHIS X RACER
William Ballinger, Michael Chinn, Noah Cross, Noah Weinstein
Garfield High School, Seattle

Helpful App Cameron Comnenos, Nathaniel Gibbs, Esteban Underwood Timbercrest Junior High, Woodinville

Helpful App
Cameron Comnenos, Nathaniel Gibbs, Esteban Underwood
Timbercrest Junior High, Woodinville

Donator William Ceriale, Faisal Fogle, Michael Gofman, Helen Ippolito, Judy Lin Garfield High School, Seattle

Donator
William Ceriale, Faisal Fogle, Michael Gofman, Helen Ippolito, Judy Lin
Garfield High School, Seattle

FTC Scout Party Diego Heberer, Amelia Lappenbusch Garfield High School & Nova High School, Seattle

FTC Scout Party
Diego Heberer, Amelia Lappenbusch
Garfield High School & Nova High School, Seattle

Lethal Metal Omega - Reloaded Erasmus Baxter, Clark Krusemark, Robert Shelton, Tai Warner Garfield High School, Seattle

Lethal Metal Omega - Reloaded
Erasmus Baxter, Clark Krusemark, Robert Shelton, Tai Warner
Garfield High School, Seattle