Apple’s Swift Student Challenge Returns February 2024 – New Distinguished Winners Category
November 10, 2023 Andrew Cheng

Apple is bringing back its Swift Student Challenge next year in February 2024. First started in 2020, students can participate in the challenge to create apps using Swift, a programming language developed by Apple itself.

For the upcoming Swift Student Challenge next year, Apple will be introducing a new category dubbed Distinguished Winners, which will include 50 standout submissions. The 50 Distinguished Winners will even be invited to Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California next year to connect with each other and the Apple team.

“At Apple, we believe that everyone can learn to code and build apps, and we’re proud to support and recognise aspiring student developers with the Swift Student Challenge each year,” said Apple’s Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations and Education & Enterprise Marketing, Susan Prescott.

“Apple is releasing new coding resources for students and educators, working with our community partners on dedicated Swift programming, and sharing advance notice of the Swift Student Challenge timeline for 2024. We can’t wait to see the app playgrounds students submit next year,” she added.

To recap, Apple’s Swift Student Challenge will be returning next year for a three-week window in February 2024. Students can submit their app playgrounds then, and they can also sign up over here to be notified when the challenge is open. 350 winners will be chosen – including the 50 Distinguished Winners – and all of them will receive a one-year membership into the Apple Developer Programme.