WWDC21 Swift Student Challenge Terms and Conditions

You must agree to these WWDC21 Swift Student Challenge Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”) in order to submit your information to the WWDC21 Swift Student Challenge (the "Challenge"). If you do not agree with these Terms, do not submit. By submitting your information, you agree to be bound by all the Terms.

Challenge submissions are due by Monday, April 19, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Apple is not responsible for lost or late submissions, or for electronic transmission errors, regardless of cause. Applicants can view their status by end of business day on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, by signing in to developer.apple.com/wwdc21/swift-student-challenge/apply with the Apple ID used for submission.

Application Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to submit your information to the Challenge, you must:

  • Be 13 years of age or older, 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; and
  • Fulfill 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.

A STEM organization is any organization with a membership program that teaches science, technology, engineering, or math outside of a regular school curriculum and is legally recognized as a nonprofit organization.

Void where prohibited by law. Eligibility is subject to verification by Apple, and you agree to cooperate with Apple to provide information about your educational and membership status, as applicable. Employees, interns, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies of Apple Inc. are ineligible for the Challenge, as well as immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of such parties.

Legal guardians of developers under 13 years of age, or the equivalent minimum age in the relevant jurisdiction (for example, under 16 years of age in the European Union) may request permission for their child to apply by sending an email to swiftstudentchallenge@apple.com. Permission may be granted at Apple's discretion.

Submission Requirements

  • You must complete all required fields on the submission form and upload all required files and documentation before submitting.
  • You must provide a PDF, PNG, or JPG of your current class schedule or other current proof of enrollment and the contact information for your dean or principal. Documentation is accepted in all languages and must clearly show your name, the organization or school name, and the dates for which it is valid.
  • Your Swift playground must be fully functioning, and be written in and run on Swift Playgrounds 3.4.1 on iPadOS 14.4.2, Swift Playgrounds 3.4.1 on macOS 11.2.3, or Xcode 12.4 on macOS 11.2.3. If it runs on iPadOS, it must be optimized to display properly on all models of iPad Pro. You may incorporate the use of Apple Pencil. Xcode projects will not be considered.
  • Your Swift playground must either be created by you, as an individual, or be based on a Swift Playgrounds template modified by you as an individual. Groupwork will not be considered. You may include third-party open source licensed code and/or public domain images and sounds, with credit and an explanation of why it was used.
  • Submissions will be judged offline. Your Swift playground should not rely on a network connection and any resources used in your Swift playground should be included locally in your ZIP file.
  • You must provide an essay answer written by you for all required questions in the submission form.
  • You must comply with the terms of the Swift Playgrounds Software License Agreement when creating your Swift playground.

You may only provide one submission per person for the Challenge and only one award will be given per person. Submissions are only accepted through the form available at developer.apple.com/wwdc21/swift-student-challenge/apply and will not be accepted through any other channel or after the submission deadline.

Information Submitted to Apple Not Deemed Confidential
Apple works with many software developers and some of their products may be similar to or compete with the Swift playground you submit. Apple may also be developing its own similar or competing apps, playgrounds, products or services or may decide to do so in the future. To avoid potential misunderstandings, Apple cannot agree, and expressly disclaims, any confidentiality obligations or use restrictions, express or implied, with respect to your submission or any information that you provide in connection with your submission (“Applicant Disclosures”). You agree that all such Applicant Disclosures will be non-confidential. Submitting a Swift playground as part of this submission does not grant Apple any ownership interest in your submission, and you retain your rights in your submission.

All decisions made by the judges are final and scoring is confidential. Submissions will be judged on:

  • Technical accomplishment in the submitted Swift playground;
  • Creativity of ideas in the submitted Swift playground; and
  • Content of written responses to the questions in the submission form.

Reasons for Disqualification
Your submission may not be considered for the Challenge if it does not satisfy all eligibility and submission requirements or if it meets any of the conditions listed below:

  • Your Swift playground does not function during the judging process;
  • Your submitted Swift playground was not built by you or was built by more than one person. Group work will not be considered. Plagiarized work will not be considered and may disqualify you from future challenge or scholarship opportunities;
  • Your Swift playground requires sign in;
  • You track and/or insert analytics code in your Swift playground meant to identify or track any usage of the judges; or
  • You submit the same Swift playground that you submitted previously, with minimal or no changes.

In addition, Apple reserves the right to disqualify your current and/or future submission, or withhold or revoke your award at any time if:

  • You submit your information to the Challenge more than once. Each person is only allowed one submission;
  • Any part of your submission is untrue, plagiarized, or fabricated;
  • You engage in or previously engaged in harassment or other harmful behavior directed at Apple, Apple employees, other applicants, or WWDC attendees;
  • You, directly or indirectly, commit any act intended to interfere with the Challenge, including but not limited to falsely discrediting other applicants to increase your chance of receiving an award or by contacting Apple employees to request more favorable treatment of your submission; or
  • You (or your submission) fail to comply with these Terms.

Each student selected for a Challenge award will receive exclusive WWDC21 outerwear and a customized pin set, subject to these Terms. In addition, one year of individual membership in the Apple Developer Program will be assigned free of charge to eligible accounts of recipients who have reached the age of majority in their region. This membership will start on June 6, 2021 for eligible accounts that do not already have an individual membership in the Apple Developer Program. For eligible accounts that already have an individual membership in the Apple Developer Program, the membership will be renewed free of charge for one year once the current membership expires. Recipients who have not yet reached the age of majority in their region can contact Apple once they reach the age of majority and request to have their membership enabled. Up to three hundred and fifty (350) awards will be given at Apple’s sole discretion. Only one award will be given per recipient. There will be no substitution of awards and no cash awarded in lieu of the WWDC21 outerwear, pin set, or Apple Developer Program membership. Apple is not responsible for lost or damaged awards. All applicable taxes or fees are the sole responsibility of the recipient.

Photo and Video Consent
Photographs and video taken as part of the Challenge (e.g., interview of an award recipient) or as part of WWDC21 by Apple, or others on behalf of Apple, may include your voice, image, or likeness. By submitting your information to the Challenge, you agree that Apple may use such photographs, and video, including those that may contain your voice, image, or likeness, for Apple Worldwide Developer marketing and App Store purposes in connection with the Challenge on a worldwide basis in perpetuity, without any compensation to you, and you release Apple from all liability related thereto.

General Terms
All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. By submitting your information to the Challenge, you agree to hold Apple and its directors, officers, employees and assigns, harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of your submission to the Challenge and/or acceptance of the Challenge award. You assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in the Challenge or use/redemption of the award. You agree to be bound by these Terms and the decisions of the judges, which are final in all respects. You agree that Apple shall not be responsible for any typographical or other errors in the administration of the Challenge.