Mobile Application Development

Category: Prejudge Project

Type: Individual

Grade Level: 9-12

Deadline/Testing: 16-Feb


(New 2021-22) Develop a new mobile application for the students at your school. Your app should include a scheduling feature allowing students to input their schedule, information about extracurricular activities, a lunch menu, the ability to email teachers and staff, and a calendar that is updated with school information.

Event Guidelines

  • The individual or team will research the topic and then create a mobile application on the topic.
  • Competitors must prepare the program. Advisers and other individuals are not permitted to help.
  • Competitors may use one of the following platforms to develop the mobile application: Google’s Android, Apple iOS, or Microsoft Windows Phone.
  • The entry must include the source code and screenshots of the GUI in PDF format for review.
  • The solution must run standalone with no programming errors.
  • The application may deploy from a tablet, but must be smartphone deployable.
  • The application does not need to be available for download from a digital-distribution multimedia content service such as Google Play, Apple Store, or Microsoft.
  • Submit the project electronically on the entry form.
    • May need to Zip the folder with project files before submitting.
    • Cloud Storage URLs are acceptable.
  • Name file: MobileApp_chaptername_lastnames_year (i.e. MobileApp_NDE_Garrison_20XX)


Each chapter may submit entries created by an individual or team of two (2) or three (3) members in Grades 9 through 12. No more than one (1) team member may have competed in this event at a prior NLC. All team members must be registered for the State Leadership Conference to participate in this event.


Entries must address the topic. Entries will be judged by a panel of judges according to the rating sheet. All decisions of the judges are final.

Who Goes to Nationals?

The first-, second-, and third-place winners of this event will be entered in the Mobile Application Development event at the National Leadership Conference, providing they have not entered this event at a previous National Leadership Conference. In the event of a team entry, no more than one (1) member may have competed in this event at a previous National Leadership Conference.