Rural Youth App Challenge Announced



One Step Closer to a Smart House

The Foundation for Rural Service has announced their second Rural Youth App Challenge for Spring 2019. The Foundation was established in 1994 as a unique partnership with telecommunications companies to bring education, programs and products to rural communities.

What is the challenge?

Students in rural areas will be challenged to create the concept of a mobile app that in some way helps their communities. The rules of the contest will be:

  • The student must come up with an original app concept and support it. The winners will be judged on presentation and research, with no real application development required.
  • The app must not already exist and be possible in a theoretical sense. Similar applications to those that exist can be used.
  • Entries are due by no later than March 1st, 2019 with the winner being announced April 1st, 2019.

Who can participate?

Students must be in grades 7 through 12 and may work in teams. At least one team member must live in an area that is serviced by a NTCA member company of the Rural Broadband Association, which Home Telecom is. Students that live in a Home Telecom area are welcome and encouraged to apply!

What will the winners receive?

The winners of the challenge will receive an amazing prize of $1,000 in gift cards and Codecademy scholarships.

To learn more, please visit the Foundation for Rural Service.