Earlier today, Apple announced its annual Worldwide Developers Conference as a virtual event given the COVID-19 precautions. Along with that announcement, Apple announced the Swift Student Challenge. All students can apply under the following criteria:
- Be 13 years of age or older, or the equivalent minimum age in the relevant jurisdiction (for example, 16 years of age in the European Union);
- Has registered for free with Apple as an Apple developer or is a member of the Apple Developer Program; and
- Fulfill one of the following requirements:
- Enroll in an accredited academic institution or official homeschool equivalent;
- a STEM organization’s educational curriculum;
- 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.
As for last year, the objective for this contest is to “create an interactive scene in a Swift playground that can be experienced within three minutes.” Apple encourages students to be creative. They may use templates that Swift Playgrounds provide for inspiration.
Applications open on March 30, 2021 6am PDT and will close on April 18, 2021 11:59pm PDT.
If you’re an aspiring developer, will you be participating in this year’s Swift Student Challenge? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us at @appleosophy.