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Applications now open for WWDC's Swift Student Challenge

Wwdc 2022 Swift Student Challenge
Wwdc 2022 Swift Student Challenge (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Applications are now open for the Swift Student Challenge.
  • The program challenges developers to create an app using Swift Playgrounds.

Earlier today, Apple announced that this year's WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), which will take place virtually once again, will kick off on Monday, June 6.

In addition to announcing the developer conference itself, Apple also unveiled its plans for this year's Swift Student Challenge. The program, which challenges student developers to build an app using Swift Playgrounds, is now open for applications.

Winners of the challenge will receive the usual WWDC swag: some outerwear, pins, and one year of membership in the Apple Developer Program.

We continue our long-standing support of students around the world who love to code with this year's exciting Swift Student Challenge. Showcase your passion for coding by creating an incredible Swift Playgrounds app project on the topic of your choice. Winners will receive exclusive WWDC22 outerwear, a customized pin set, and one year of membership in the Apple Developer Program.

Developers must meet the following requirements in order to apply for the program:

Be 13 years of age or older in the United States, or the equivalent minimum age in the relevant jurisdiction (for example, 16 years of age in the European Union);Be registered for free with Apple as an Apple developer or be a member of the Apple Developer Program; andFulfill one of the following requirements: * Be enrolled in an accredited academic institution or official homeschool equivalent; * Be enrolled in a STEM organization's educational curriculum; * Be enrolled in an Apple Developer Academy; or * Have graduated from high school or equivalent within the past 6 months and be awaiting acceptance or have received acceptance to an accredited academic institution.

Developers can learn more about the challenge on the Apple Developer website (opens in new tab).

Joe Wituschek
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.