Mrs. Smith has signed up to be the school sponsor for the Verizon App Challenge project. The following information is from her blog – I wanted to repost it here for my app challenge students to read as well.
“I have registered our school. Students can not register. However, you must get started.
Although the Challenge is due on November 18 it takes time to upload everything so you must be prepared to start uploading the essays in school on or before 11/15. You also must have Student Release forms SIGNED by your parents as soon as possible. I will have to scan these and include them with your entries. We can not upload your video in school so you will have to do that at home.
If your group is not able to meet the deadlines then you will be disqualified and your project will not be eligible for full credit.
Your team’s submission will include essay and video components. By November 15, 2016, you must be ready to submit essay responses to the following four prompts:
Statement of the problem (200 words)
- Clearly describe the identified problem or issue in your school or community.
- Explain how this problem affects your school or community.
Your mobile app solution (200 words)
- Describe your team’s mobile app concept.
- Explain how your concept solves the identified problem.
Uniqueness of your mobile app solution (200 words)
- Explain what makes your mobile app concept unique.
- Clarify how your concept differs from mobile apps currently available.
Mobile app features (200 words)
- Describe the mobile technology features present in your app concept.
- State how those features provide a viable mobile technology solution to the problem.
BEFORE November 15, you must submit a three-minute video demonstrating how your team’s mobile app concept will help users solve the problem you have identified. See the Make Your Video
page for ideas and tips. In your video, be sure to:
- Clearly articulate the identified problem and why it is important to address.
- Convey your team’s vision for how the key features of your mobile app solution will solve this problem.
- Use engaging visual elements, such as graphics, storyboards, role playing, and vignettes.
Upload your video link to either YouTube
BEFORE November 15. In the title, include the hashtag #VZAppChallenge and provide the file link via the contest submission page. If you cannot upload to YouTube or Vimeo, exceptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Click here
for contest-specific instructions on uploading your video.
Teams must also upload completed school/faculty/nonprofit authorization forms and student release forms: