How To Enter


Step 1: Register to Compete

Online registration is open from August 4th through November 24, 2014

  • Faculty Advisors create an account on the Verizon Innovative App Challenge website.
    • Click on “Create New Account” and “Login” and enter information in the fields in the top right corner of the webpage.
    • You will receive an email with the account password.
  • Read the App Challenge Official Rules and Guidelines thoroughly.
  • Assemble a team of 5 to 7 students who will develop an innovative app challenge concept.

Step 2: Create Your App Challenge Concept

  • Review the App Challenge Rules and other contest criteria and resources with your team.
  • Define your team’s project goals, assign tasks and set deadlines.
  • Brainstorm and research to identify a need or problem in your school or community that can be addressed by a mobile app.
  • Develop an innovative and marketable mobile app concept to address the identified need.
  • Ensure your mobile app concept is aligned with on of the three Verizon Foundation focus areas [Education, Healthcare, Sustainability].
  • Prepare to submit your mobile app concept online following directions on the website. Your submission will include:
    • App Concept Overview and Summary
    • Essay Responses
    • A three-to-five minute Video

Step 3: Submit All Competition Requirements

  • Carefully review and follow all contest submission rules posted.
  • Log in and select the “Submit Entry” button in the contest submission box.
  • Enter all required information and upload documents and video link.
    • Upload required releases signed by principal, faculty advisor, and team members' parent/legal guardians
    • Enter the App Concept Overview and Summary (500 word limit)
    • Upload the Essay responses (200 word limit each)
    • Upload video and provide the link.
      • Upload the Video link to either YouTube or Vimeo and provide the file link via the contest submission page. Videos must be uploaded to Youtube or Vimeo. Exceptions to this will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Click here for instructions on uploading videos.
    • Teams have until November 24, 2014 to submit the required material. Teachers can access and modify the content of their team’s submission throughout the submission period.
    • No changes may be made to the submission once the “Submit Entry” button has been selected.
    • Verify that all student team members complete the post-challenge survey.
    • Participants are limited to one (1) entry per team.