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Verizon opens its 3rd App Challenge

The Verizon Foundation in partnership with the Technology Student Association, is seeking entries for the annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge. The competition, now in its third year, looks for middle school and high school students to create concepts for mobile apps that could solve problems in their schools and communities. The winning teams in the past two competitions received cash grants totaling $340,000. A news release issued by Verizon said the contest is part of its commitment to the Obama administration’s ConnectED initiative, to which the company has pledged up to $100 million in cash and in-kind contributions over the next three years. Since the contest began, nearly 2,300 student teams from across the U.S. have entered. Teams submitted more than 1,200 app concepts, and apps created through the contest have been downloaded more than 14,000 times, according to the company. This year’s contest will name eight teams as the best in the nation and give each $20,000. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 24. The winners will be named in January.

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SOURCE(S): Albuquerque Business First