Tuesday, March 8, 2011

ThinkQuest International Competition 2011 - Application Development Event

The ThinkQuest International Competition challenges students to apply their critical thinking, communication, and technology skills to a real-world problem. In the Application Development event, teams develop a web-based application or game that solves a problem.

Age Divisions: 22 and under, 19 and under, and 16 and under.
In the Application Development Competition, participants will:
* Develop a web-based application using their choice of programming language(s), software, and development environment.
* Define the problem they intend to solve, produce an application that elegantly solves that problem for users, and present the process they followed to develop their solution.
* Although helpful, prior experience with application development is not required.
All entries must be submitted in English.
How to apply
  1. Read the ThinkQuest Competition Rules.
  2. Select a coach and ensure that s/he completes the Coach Enrollment Form.
  3. Form your team. Refer to the "Your Roadmap to Success" tutorial for guidance.
  4. Ensure that your coach completes the Team Enrollment Form.
  5. Ensure that each team member completes the tutorial.
  6. Produce and test your entry. Refer to the tutorial for guidance throughout this process.
  7. Ensure that each team member answers all tutorial survey questions and submits the survey.
  8. Ensure that your coach completes and submits the Entry Submission Form before the Entry Submission Deadline.
More information about how to compete can be found here.
Need inspiration? Here are some entry examples.
You can download a brochure about Application Development Competition here.

What are the prizes?
* All teams that submit a completed entry will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation.
* 1st and 2nd place teams in each age division for each event will receive a trip to ThinkQuest Live for themselves, the team coach, and one parent or adult chaperone per student. ThinkQuest Live is a 5-day event that OEF will host in the San Francisco Bay Area. It includes educational activities, social events, sightseeing excursions, and the elegant and magical ThinkQuest Awards Dinner.
* Additionally, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams in each age division for each event will receive a new laptop for each team member.
* Finally, 1st place teams in each age division for each event will receive a USD $5,000 donation for the school or organization that their coach represents.

To register and for more information goto:
Courtesy: www.studentcompetitions.com

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