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2019 Maine App Challenge

The Maine App Challenge: How high school students can develop their own mobile app and compete for scholarship funding.

L-R: Micheal Guertler from Yarmouth High School, first place winner, Nathan Kiesman and Noble Mushtak from Marshwood High School, second place winners, Tyler Hansen from South Portland High School, third place winner.

Tyler Technologies and Educate Maine are proud to announce the 2019 Maine App Challenge, an excellent opportunity for Maine high school students to create and present their own mobile app for a chance to win one of three scholarships totaling $10,000.

Junior Achievement spoke with Tyler Technologies' Dana Staples to share more info about this exciting project. This initiative is key to growing the size and diversity of Maine’s future workforce and encourages students to explore tech and STEM careers in Maine. Students age 13 and older are encouraged to design an app for utility, gaming, or informational purposes for either Android or iOS.

Maine App Challenge representatives are happy to visit your classroom to help answer questions and demystify coding and app-building. The Maine App Challenge also awards $500 to the school with the most teams or individuals submitting eligible entries.

Students who compete in the Junior Achievement Titan Challenge will have a change to brainstorm an app idea and submit it to the Maine App Challenge as well. Last year, the 1st place winner of the Maine App Challenge was also a Titan Challenge participant! 

For more information and examples of past winners, go to tylertech.com/maine-app-challenge-2019.

To learn more about the JA Titan Challenge, check out this brief video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzoYK7ghdv4. You can also find more info on the Titan program on our website, and about the event itself here. If you have any game-related questions, please reach out to info@jamaine.org

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