Can you build an app that helps learners learn?
Prove it and win up to $5,000!

The Pearson 2015 Student Coding Contest

Build an app that’s proven to help learners learn and you’ll be eligible to win up to $5,000 and an internship with Pearson. Pearson is a leader and innovator in educational technology, and we’re calling on you to create an original and functional application that integrates with our APIs. Together we can transform education!

Your app could include social interactions, adaptive learning, quizzing, polling, or experiential learning that collects real-time data. Maybe a mobile app or one that includes videos? Use your imagination! How would you demonstrate learning using a Pearson API?

The 2015 contest is accepting proposals until November 13, 2015, from students who are enrolled in an undergraduate institution in the United States and Canada (excluding Québec).

Learn about Pearson’s APIs | Read the contest rules | Ask us a question | Congratulations 2015 Semi-Finalists



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Earn an Acclaim digital badge!

First place


Second place


Third place


Intern with Pearson

In addition to the cash prizes, three of the ten semi-finalists will have the opportunity to apply and interview for a Summer 2016 internship at one of Pearson’s various offices in the U.S. Internship interviews are offered in addition to, and separate from, the cash prizes.

Accliam Digital Badging

The 2015 Pearson Student Coding Contest will recognize the achievements of this year’s contestants by awarding Acclaim digital badges to entrants and finalists! Contestants who submit accepted idea proposals, along with the top three contest finalists, will be awarded Acclaim digital badges to signify their wins. Finalists will receive badges tailored to their specific awards.

Important dates

  • Proposals will be accepted

  • Contestants whose proposals are approved will be notified

  • Contestants with approved proposals develop and submit their entries

  • Three finalists will be announced

  • The three finalists will present their entries at Pearson’s Denver, Colorado, office. Winners will be determined and cash prizes will be awarded.

Recap of the 2014 contest

Recap of the 2014 contest

Meet the 2014 winner
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Instructors, spread the word

Use the following resources to tell your students about this amazing opportunity! Feel free to print and distribute or post on your course website.

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PowerPoint presentation
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