HEALTHY KIDS! HEALTHY FUTURES! APP CONTEST - The Notah Begay III Foundation

HEALTHY KIDS! HEALTHY FUTURES!

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About the Contest

 

The Notah Begay III Foundation is hosting a national competition for Native youth to design a mobile APP focused on improving the health and nutrition of Native youth – designed by Native youth. We are now accepting applications. This competition is open to individuals or teams of Native youth, 13-18, experienced in coding, design and digital media and/or mobile technology. The intent of the contest is to engage and challenge creative and tech-savvy Native youth from across Indian Country to think creatively, culturally and digitally about their diet, nutrition, exercise and fitness; and turn that knowledge into a solution or problem-solving mobile APP that eventually may be used by the NB3 Foundation.

Individuals and/or teams must submit a complete application with supporting documents that includes a four-page outline and video of the APP. Contest applications will be accepted starting September 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018.

A panel of NB3 Foundation staff and experts will choose first, second and third place winners. The first place winner will proceed to work with Cultivating Coders, a software company and social enterprise focused on priming the next generation of coders to develop, design and implement their own solutions to address their local challenges, to further develop the APP into a Minimum Viable Product (MVP).1

 

Healthy Kids! Healthy Futures! App Timeline

 

Accepting HKHF! Contest Applications
September 1, 2018-October 31, 2018
Applications Due
October 31, 2018 by 5pm MST
Review and selection of 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners
November-December 2018
1st place winner work with Cultivating Coders
January 2019-February 2019

1 “A minimum viable product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers, and to provide feedback for future product development. Gathering insights from MVP is often less expensive than developing a product with more features, which increases costs and risk if the product fails, for example, due to incorrect assumptions.” – Wikipedia

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