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Competition Overview

The team at Few is passionate about building digital products to enhance the human experience. We work collaboratively with our clients to make sure that their vision is expressed through the websites, apps, and marketing strategies we create together. This competition is going to give Few a chance to see what your mobile apps are made of. The most successful entries will have an easy to use and beautiful front end design, and a well crafted database component. We look forward to reviewing the iOS and Android apps you have created as part of your EAST project(s) this year.

Judging Criteria

Here are some things you might want to consider when creating your app:

  • Content: Is the content clear, concise, and relevant?
  • Structure and Navigation: The information must be well organized with effective links and good presentation. The application should be structured well, navigable and easily browsed from page to page.
  • Visual Design: Graphics and images must be engaging and of good quality with high resolution. No fuzzy or big unedited (un-scaled) images etc.
  • Functionality: How quickly does the app load? Does it accomplish what it set out to do?
  • Overall Experience: How is it organized in terms of content, structure and navigation, and visual design? How functional is it? The overall experience of a site visitor to a website is important.
  • Terms and Conditions: It is assumed that the entire content of the submitted app is original and the entrants to the competition have the rights, and where applicable, the permission, to use the tools and content they used in putting the site together. The organizer of this competition is not liable for any copyright infringements on the part of the entrant/s.

Submission Instructions

The submission deadline is 3 p.m., CST, January 19, 2018.

REMEMBER: DO NOT wait until the last day or the last minute to submit your application. The submission form will automatically disable at 3:01 p.m., CST on the deadline date. If you are in the middle of submitting a form at this time, your submission will NOT be received. If the form does not disable properly, submissions received after 3:00 p.m., CST will still not be considered in order to remain fair and consistent for all applicants. Please remember that upload speeds can vary depending on file type, school bandwidth, etc. Deadline days have a high volume of students submitting, which can also cause delays in uploading files and submitting applications. If you encounter an issue on the day of a deadline, the EAST Initiative staff may have limited (if any) availability to provide assistance. The EAST Initiative CANNOT grant you a deadline extension or help you to submit later if something goes wrong.

Step 1 - Create Your Application Packet

A complete application will include all of the following:

  1. App Download Link OR Compiled Archive of App
  2. Slide Deck Demo (5-8 slides)
  3. Project Team Photo
  4. Additional Evidence (Optional)

App Download Link OR Compiled Archive Requirement

Upload a link to download your app on iOS and/or Google Play Store OR Upload a compiled archive of the app (apk for Android, ipa for iOS).

Slide Deck Demo Requirement

Submit a short slide deck demo of 5-8 slides (PDF or PPT format) about your team and the app.

Project Team Photo Requirement

Submit one (1) team photo (jpg or jpeg format). This photo may be used on stage if your project is selected as the winner.

Additional Evidence (optional)

Upload three to five (3-5, .jpg or .png format) photos or pieces of additional evidence to support your project. These can include photos of your app, screenshots, news articles etc.

Student Work Must Be Original

Submissions should be original and completely student-created.

  1. Upon submitting the required items as defined in the competition guidelines (required items) to EAST for this competition, participant hereby grants to EAST a permanent, non-exclusive, irrevocable right and license, free of charge, to (i) use, copy, reproduce, publicly display, edit, revise, perform, and distribute the required items in any format, or otherwise make the required items available to the general public in any format through any medium, including but not limited to making the required items available to users of EAST’s website for downloading; (ii) use the required items, exclusively or together with EAST materials or in connection with EAST’s advertising or promotion; and (iii) use the required items generally in connection with identifying, marketing, and promoting EAST to third parties.
  2. Participant represents and warrants that EAST’s use of the required items shall not violate any law or infringe upon or violate the rights of any individual or entity.

Step 2 - Complete the Application

Complete the application to share details about your mobile app. We want to know about the design and database component and how this app is solving a problem for your client.

Note: On the application, you will also upload the zipped file detailed in Step 3

Step 3 - Upload Project Files, Photos, & Additional Evidence

Combine all of the following files into one (1) Zipped File with a 1 GB (1048576 KB) max file size. Be sure to review the requirements in Step 1. For instructions on how to zip a file, please click here for Windows instructions or here for Mac instructions.

  • Required: App Download Link OR Compiled Archive of App
  • Required: Slide Deck Demo
  • Required: Project Team Photo
  • Optional: Additional Evidence

Step 4 - Submit

When the application is complete, click the “Submit” button. When your submission is complete the page will change and state that the submission has been received. Once you see this page, you will not be able to make any changes. Following your submission, an email confirmation will be sent to you and EAST staff. If you do not receive an email, you should assume there was an error, and your submission was not complete. Our recommendation is to go back to Jotform and complete the form again. If you still receive an error, please email events@eaststaff.org, or contact events team directly.

Finalist Selection

Finalists will be chosen by a panel of professionals and will be notified prior to Conference. The winner of the competition will be announced at the Conference Gala.