over 2 years ago

Announcing the winners

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

Even though the competition is over, don't stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow makers.


over 2 years ago

Pushing Announcement a Few More Days

Hi Everyone,

 

Thank you so much for your patience, we will now be making the final announcement of winners on Monday, December 8th.  Some of our participating schools needed a little more time for judging. We are compiling all the results now.  Thanks again for waiting and you will hear from us soon!   


over 2 years ago

Prize Announcement Date Change

Hello to all the participating apps!  We just wanted to let you know that we have pushed the date for announcing the 12 winners for Apps for Class.  The new date is Wednesday, December 3rd.  Thank you for your patience and Happy Thanksgiving!


over 2 years ago

Developers - We Need Your Email Addresses

While we have email addresses for some of you, we're entering the phase of the competition where we're going to have to have closer contact with virtually everyone.  We have several apps that do not load correctly onto judges' devices (this is a beta contest, after all), and we need to be able to reach out to developers so they (you) can help us over this hump with your app.  Many of you I have email addresses for, but please send them again, this time noting full contact info (phone *and* email) for the person who should be the contact…

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over 2 years ago

Submission Phase is Closed

Thank you all for your submissions. 


over 2 years ago

Only ONE submission per non-profit

Hi, guys, I'm looking at the submissions so far, and we have some non-profits trying to submit two items.  Each non-profit may submit only one.  If you submit two apps, it is likely that both will be disqualified.  The rules were set up this way to prevent non-profits from gaming the system.  Otherwise, they could just vacuum up 100 apps, submit them all, and hope to win by statistics alone.  So, we make you actually choose.  Just.  One.

 

Thanks,

Merrilea

(merrilea_mayo@innovate-educate.org)


over 2 years ago

One More Day to Go

There's one more day to go in the Apps for Class challenge.  Your contest manager (merilea_mayo@innovate-educate.org) is in the midst of her own deadline on another project but will be checking email regularly.  If for some reason it's an emergency and you really need to get through to me, try 301-977-2599.  It's my home number, and I'll be there most of the day.   You guys have put a lot of work into this, so I want to make sure the entries actually get in under the wire.

The wire, by the way, is 5 pm Eastern tomorrow.

Merrrilea


over 2 years ago

Browser-Based Apps OK

We just got word that mobile-optimized, browser-based apps are OK.  Whew.  I'll edit the submission instructions accordingly.  --Merrilea


over 2 years ago

Don't forget to actually provide access to your app!!

Hi, Merrilea Mayo, contest manager for Apps for Class here.  As usual, I can be reached at merrilea_mayo@innovate-educate.org if you have questions.

It's now 8 days until the competition deadline, and we're starting to see entries submitted.  However, many entries are not putting anything in the all-important "Testing Instructions" field that tells the judges how to access the app itself.  I've gone ahead and rewritten the instructions on how to provide access to your app, to clarify what kinds of options you have.  Then, whatever you choose, please describe your access method in the Testing Instructions box.

If you have…

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over 2 years ago

3 Things to Be Working on Now

Many of you are by now working furiously to get those apps developed and done by 5 pm Eastern Oct. 31, the deadline for the Verizon Foundation's Apps for Class challenge.  However, a working app is only one of the things that is needed.  Your non-coding teammates can, at the same time, be gathering up everything else that needs to be submitted while your coder is slaving away.  Here are some things to start collecting now:

1. Corporate Filing Letter demonstrating non-profit status. 

Oops?  You're not a non-profit?  Better find one to partner with (and it needs to have annual revenues…

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over 2 years ago

Step-By-Step Instructions on Finding a Non-Profit Partner

Step-by-step instructions on finding a non-profit partner are now posted in the "Discussions" tab of the Apps for Class challenge.  See http://appsforclass.challengepost.com/forum_topics .

 

15 days to go!!!


over 2 years ago

Help for developers needing non-profit partners (and vice versa)

This is your friendly Apps for Class competition manager, Merrilea Mayo.  As a reminder, you can always reach me at merrilea_mayo@innovate-educate.org if you need help with rules, logistics - anything.

Today's shout-out goes to all the for-profit developers who have recently registered for the competition.  If you recall, only non-profits are eligible to submit entries for this competition.  The good news is, we'll find you a partner if you need one.  We've have had several non-profits volunteer to serve as the home organization for developers, so if you need to get paired up, let me know, and I'll make some…

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over 2 years ago

Contest Help - Just Ask

I'm Merrilea Mayo, recently assigned to help out with this contest, and I wanted to give everyone my proper email address, merrilea_mayo@innovate-educate.org, with an invitation to contact me if you need help understanding rules, finding partners, or otherwise navigating the Apps for Class challenge. 

We still have fewer submitting applicants than awards (some on the contestant list are just lurkers), so if you have starving developer/non-profit friends with a middle school app that's in the beta testing phase, please feel free to reach out to them and encourage them to apply.  You wouldn't be jeopardizing your own chances for success.

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almost 3 years ago

UPDATED: Entrant Geographic Location

Good news Innovators! Our "Entrant Geographic Location" requirement has been updated. Effective immediately, qualifying app submissions will be accepted from Entrant organizations based anywhere in the United States.

Thanks for supporting MLP's mission to #DisruptTheClassroom!

Happy coding!

Luckie | @MLPExp


almost 3 years ago

Revenue Requirements CHANGED

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for your comments regarding the original revenue limit of $250,000 for the non-profit Entrant.  We have listened, discussed internally and are increasing the revenue limit to $500,000.  Please note, we have reflected this change in the Rules & Eligibility sections of the challenge.  There are no other changes. The Entrant must still be a non-profit organization.

Thank you for your feedback and interest in our Apps for Class Challenge!  Please submit and help spread the word.