7billEDUCATION also runs competitions for school bodies aimed at inspiring students to think big about their ideas. Read more about the work we do with United Learning.
We hope you enjoyed your roadshow presentation and we bet you can't wait to get started on generating, developing and then submitting your idea for this year's competition. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to really think big and generate an educational app idea that could have a global impact. Don't rush into completing your idea entry form, spend some time really thinking about a unique idea which will stand out from the crowd. If you want to recap the key things you need to know about this year's competition, watch the student explanation video again below.
To take part in this competition and be included in Round 1, you will need to complete an IDEA Entry Form and submit it by 4pm on the 20th November 2015 by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Within the form, there is guidance and details on how to complete it fully. The biggest piece of guidance we can give you is to spend some time really thinking about your idea before you get started. Don't necessarily start work on the first idea you generate, but generate a few before selecting one which you think gives you the greatest chance of progressing to Round 2.
To take part, download the IDEA Entry Form here : http://www.7billionideas.com/media/idea-entry-form.pptx
UnitedApp2016 had an incredible reaction from the students of Year 9 across United Learning - 444 teams (over 1,500+ students) participated in the competition from all over the UK. This year, 50 teams were invited to take part in Round 2 - Here they had to create a minute video to help articulate their idea and demonstrate their passion. Eventually, 10 teams were invited to the finals day which was held at the technology giant IBM. It was a fantastic finals day, which eventually saw Greenacre School crowned champions. The results were - 1st Place - Greenacre Academy, 2nd Place - Northampton Academy, 3rd Place - Wye School, Best Presentation - Guildford High School, Best Video - Richard Rose Morton, Finalists - Glenmoor & Winton, John Smeaton Academy, Sheffield Park Academy, Swindon Academy and Surbiton High School.
UnitedApp2015 was a huge success with over 180 teams taking part from all over the UK. There were so many superb entries that it made judging the competition an incredibly hard task - Eventually 10 teams were invited to the finals day which was held at software accountancy firm Xero, who have recently been ranked by Forbes as the World's Most Innovative Growth Company. It was an incredible finals day, which Xero kindly captured on video for us and you can get a feel for it and what this year's final day will be like by watching the video below. After a fun filled day, eventually the results were - 1st Place - Nova Hreod Academy, 2nd Place - Manchester Academy, 3rd Place - Shoreham Academy, Special Commendation For Innovative Final Presentation Sunderland High School and the other finalists were - Surbiton High School, Ashford School, Northampton Academy, Sheffield Park Academy, Richard Rose Central Academy & Hampshire Collegiate School.