Dream it. Code it. Win it. Programming Competition
Have a great app concept you would like to pitch to some of the world's top executives in the tech industry? Now is your chance! Enter the “Dream it. Code it. Win it.” contest for your chance to win cash prizes, with judges from Google Ventures, Yahoo!, and Forbes.
- Dream it: Come up with an idea that solves a problem. Tell us a story about how you solved the problem.
- Code it: Write up the code and keep it simple. You can work individually or in a team of up to eight people. You can even submit a class project, a previous hackathon, or create something completely new.
- Win it: Fill out the entry form, and upload a slideshow or video demo of your application. Provide an explanation of your solution. WIN!
*Entrants are to code a creative application, using any generally available programming language, API, engine, or framework, to solve a problem current alternative solutions do not.
How can students participate?
- All College Teams submitting entries for the monetary prizes must be 18 years or older, and enrolled as full time students at an accredited institution.
- All High School students submitting for the TradingScreen Excellence in Creative Computer Science Award will need to be represented by a sponsor that is 18 years or older. The sponsor can be a parent, teacher, or mentor who is authorized to represent the student. Signed Parental or Guardian consent forms will be required from each team member. Click here to download the consent form.
- Students can enter individually or as a team of up to eight people, and submit already existing applications as long as they have not been previously entered into another competition. Students can also create something entirely new!
What are the criteria for winning?
- Submissions must be made through the submission page, which is available at: Facebook.com/dreamitcodeitwinit, anytime before March 30, 2014.
- Submissions will be judged based on how students are able to use computer science to solve a problem. IT doesn't have to be a complex problem, but it is important that the solution addresses the "problem" they set out to solve.
- The submission is a video, where the team must describe the problem they are addressing, their solution, and demonstrate the application. It can be as simple as a one-minute video.
College Level Prizes
- $20,000 - First Place
- $15,000 - Second Place
- $10,000 - Third Place
- $5,000 - Tekserve Prize for Women in Technology
- $5,000 - Prize for Innovation
All applicants will receive a "Qualified Participant Certificate."
High School Prizes
- The winning team will receive the TradingScreen "Excellence in Creative Computer Science" Award, and each team member will receive an iPad.
- All participants will receive a "Qualified Participant Certificate."
- The award ceremony with the judging panel will take place in New York City, on April 30th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Joi Ito - Director of the MIT Media Lab
- Erik Nordlander - Engineering Partner at Google Ventures
- Mike Perlis - CEO and President of Forbes
- Jeanne Sullivan - Founder and GP of StarVest Partners
- Alex Diaz - VP of Product Management at Yahoo!
- Teresa A. Dahlberg - Dean, Albert Nerken School of Engineering, Chief Academic Officer, The Cooper Union
- Philippe Buhannic - Co-Founder and CEO of TradingScreen
- Cristina Dolan - Head of Content and Communications at TradingScreen, Former President of MIT Club of NY, MIT EF-NYC Director
For more details and official rules, click here.