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Student Teams Win at State Level, Now Eligible to Win National Awards in the Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge

Fifth annual Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge opens for new submissions

Top stories

2016

The Washington Post: Maryland Middle-Schoolers Win $20,000 National App Challenge

ABC News: 12-Year-Old Girl Creates App Inspired by Sister on Autism Spectrum

People: Kentucky Middle School Girls Develop App to Assist Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients: 'This Is a Tribute to My Grandfather'

The Daily Dot: These Middle Schoolers Have Invented an Amazing App System That Combats Football Concussions

GOOD: Teens Create an App That Fights Hunger

The Daily Mail: The App That Could Combat Football Concussions in the NFL (and it was invented by a group of 12-year-olds)

Patch: Harrison High Schoolers Win National Contest with App to Help Homeless, Hungry

Esquire: Middle Schoolers Have Created an App That Aims to Prevent Concussions

NBC Miami: South Florida Students Win Verizon Innovative App Challenge

Louisville Courier-Journal: Meyzeek Teens’ App Idea Takes National Award

2015

The Huffington Post: Teen Girls Create Award-Winning App in Hopes of Preventing School Shootings

The Huffington Post: These Middle School Girls Had an Idea That Could Help Alzheimer’s Patients Remember Loved Ones

NBC News: Latina Teens Recount Path to Creating ‘Safe&Sound’ Mental Health App

NPR: Teens’ App Applauded for Helping Young People with Depression

The Washington Post: Distracted Behind the Wheel? These Teens Are Developing an App for That

The Miami Herald: Students’ App to Help Struggling Peers Gains Attention at White House

People: Teens Motivated to Improve Their World-Changing Apps

The Seattle Times: Kennewick Kids’ App Takes Them to White House

The Baltimore Sun: Lime Kiln Mobile App Concept Receives ‘Best in Nation’ award

MTV: Dealing With Depression? These Inspirational Teens Created an App That May Help

The Chicago Tribune: Oak Lawn Sixth-Graders Design App for Alzheimer’s Patients

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Flyer on the 2016–2017 Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge

Details on voting in the app challenge Fan Favorite contest

Videos

Two winning teams, Hello Navi and Safe & Sound, demonstrated their apps at the White House Science Fair—and got to meet Bill Nye the Science Guy!

A winning team from 2014 was featured in a Verizon online campaign and documentary.

A winning team from 2013, the Quest Math team from the Bronx Academy of Promise, was featured in a Verizon commercial.

Winners

2017

2017 Best in Nation app challenge winners

2017 Best in Region app challenge winners

2017 Best in State app challenge winners

2016

2016 Best in Nation and Fan Favorite app challenge winners

2016 Best in Region app challenge winners

2016 Best in State app challenge winners

2015

2015 Best in Nation app challenge winners

2015 Best in Region app challenge winners

2015 Best in State app challenge winners