Swift Student Challenge - Coding Contest runs until April 25, 2022

Yesterday Apple did Date of WWDC 2022 announced and in the same breath also the meanwhile third Swift student challenge initiated. The competition is aimed at students around the world who are learning to code and creating finished apps using the Swift Playgrounds app. Above all, non-profit applications and other helpful creations have caused a stir at Apple in recent years. Accordingly, apps that have the potential to make the world a little bit better should be submitted to this year's programming competition with the deadline of April 25, 2022.

TL; DR: Official Apple website on the subject

In addition to the WWDC22 date, Apple has also announced the deadline for the Swift Student Challenge: April 25, 2022. Here you will find details about the programming competition as well as useful links for applying and downloading the Swift Playgrounds app.

In addition to the WWDC22 date, Apple has also announced the deadline for the Swift Student Challenge: April 25, 2022. Here you will find details about the programming competition as well as useful links for applying and downloading the Swift Playgrounds app.

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Swift Student Challenge 2022 - Requirements for the competition

In order to be able to participate in the Swift Student Challenge 2022, there are some requirements and restrictions for students. In order for Apple to accept the application, e.g. B. In addition to the app project that was created with the Swift Playgrounds app, a few written questions and documentation about the app are submitted. There is also the following information (freely translated) on the page linked above:

  • Participants must be at least 13 years of age in the United States or the equivalent minimum age in the relevant jurisdiction (e.g. 16 years in the European Union)
  • Participants must be registered as a developer with Apple free of charge or participate in the Apple Developer Program

In addition, one of the following requirements must be met:

  • Participants must be enrolled in an accredited academic institution or have an official home schooling equivalent
  • Participants are enrolled in an organization's STEM curriculum
  • There is an enrollment in an Apple Developer Academy
  • Participants have completed high school or equivalent within the last 6 months and are awaiting or have received acceptance into an accredited academic institution

It should also be noted that the Swift Student Challenge is aimed at developers who want to expand their software development skills. Students can receive up to four Swift Student Challenge awards or WWDC scholarships. Since the Swift Student Challenge is only the third of its kind in the run-up to Apple WWDC 2022, there is probably nothing to worry about here.

Details on app development and submitting the project

If you or students from your area want to take part in the competition, I recommend visiting the Apple website linked at the beginning. Because there you will find further information for the application in addition to the requirements listed above. There are also details for the project and its submission, instructions for the process of submitting the project including the maximum file size, the exact deadline and information on the evaluation. Anyone who wants to take on the task of writing an innovative app with the Swift programming language in the next 20 days can download the Swift Playgrounds app for free in the App Store for Mac or for iPad .

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