Apple has announced that applications for the Swift Student Challenge are now open! This is your chance to showcase your coding skills and creativity on a global stage. Apple Swift Student Challenge aims to support and uplift the next generation of developers, creators, and entrepreneurs. The Challenge has already given thousands of student developers the opportunity to showcase their creativity and coding capabilities through app playgrounds, and earn real-world skills that they can take into their careers and beyond.
- Develop real-world skills: Build an app playground and learn in-demand Swift programming.
- Win amazing prizes: 350 winners will be chosen, with 50 Distinguished Winners invited to Apple’s HQ in Cupertino for an exclusive experience.
- Boost your career: All winners receive a year of Apple Developer Program membership and a certification exam voucher.
Ready to apply?
- Check the eligibility requirements and app creation guidelines here.
- Choose a topic that inspires you and build a 3-minute app playground.
- Brush up your skills with free learning resources like Swift Playgrounds and Xcode here.
- Join coding Today at Apple sessions at your local Apple store.
To be eligible for the Challenge, at the time you submit your app playground you must:
- Be 13 years of age or older in the United States, or the equivalent minimum age in the relevant jurisdiction (for example, 16 years of age in the European Union);*
- Be registered for free with Apple as an Apple developer or be a member of the Apple Developer Program; and
- Fulfill one of the following requirements:
- Be enrolled in an accredited academic institution or official homeschool equivalent;
- Be enrolled in a STEM organization’s educational curriculum;
- Be enrolled in an Apple Developer Academy; or
- Have graduated from high school or equivalent within the past 6 months and be awaiting acceptance or have received acceptance to an accredited academic institution.
New this year: Stand out and become a Distinguished Winner for a chance to visit Apple HQ!
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn, compete, and connect with the next generation of tech innovators. Apply today and show the world what you can build!
Applications are now open through February 25, 2024.