With the announcement of the WWDC 2023 event from June 5 – 9, Apple opened its Swift Student Challenge 2023 as well.
Now, student developers from around the world can create an app of their choice and submit their projects through April 19 to win a one-year membership to the Apple Developer Program, AirPods Pro, customized merch, and a chance to attend the special in-person event at Apple Park.
The winners of Swift Student Challenge 2022 were Jones Mays II from Houston, Texas, Angelina Tsuboi from Redondo Beach, California, and Josh Tint from Tucson, Arizona who had created apps created apps to help their communities.
Application and submission criteria of Apple Swift Student Challenge 2023
Apple’s annual Swift Student Challenge is designed to support student developers who want to showcase their coding skills by developing an interactive and innovative app using the Swift Playground app on iPad and Mac.
For Swift Student Challenge 2023, students developer need to “create an interactive scene in an app playground that can be experienced within three minutes.” Participants can use the provided templates for inspiration and add audio, graphics, and more.
However, the submission must be created by the individuals themselves, group work will not be considered. App playground must be built with and run on Swift Playgrounds 4.2.1 or later (requires iPadOS 16 or macOS 13) or Xcode 14 on macOS 13 and content should be in English. The deadline for submissions is April 19, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply:
- 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;
- 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;
- And not be employed full-time as a developer.
Read more details on judging criteria and the submission process here.
We’re excited to continue our long-standing support of students around the world who love to code. Show us your passion for coding by submitting an incredible app playground on the topic of your choice. Winners will receive exclusive WWDC23 outerwear, AirPods Pro, a customized pin set, and one Read year of membership in the Apple Developer Program. In addition, we’ll hold a separate random selection process just for winners who opt in for the opportunity to attend the special event at Apple Park.