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.
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:
- A presentation of their app (download template as a Microsoft PowerPoint file)
- Wireframe diagrams of the app's core functionality
- 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.