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Contest begins October 1st, 2007

The WeatherBug® 2007 Online Science and Programming Contest

The WeatherBug 2007 Online Science and Programming Contest was designed to teach students in grades K-12 about innovative ways to display compelling information while writing their own programs and researching and learning about the environment around them.

The national contest, sponsored by WeatherBug and its online programming partners Leopard and Phrogram, will inspire and engage students in schools nationwide in computer programming and science, while also competing for some great prizes for themselves and their school.

Tools for the contest have been kid-tested and are fun and engaging. Winners will be chosen based on creativity, design and the most innovative use of weather data and information. Submissions will be displayed online or downloadable from the web so students can be inspired by what their peers created in other schools across the country.

Contest submissions need to be created using one of the following programs: Leopard, Phrogram or the WeatherBug API programming language tool.

Click Here for Official Contest Rules and Regulations

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How to submit your entry:

 

Instructions for API:

Gather all required source files and binary files and combine them into a ZIP file with the same name as your program. Then, email the ZIP as an attachment to jferro@aws.com. In the subject line include: 'Fall Contest Entry' so we will know it's for this contest. Also write a brief description of what your program does in the body of the email

Instructions for Phrogram:

Excluding any custom sounds and images that you create, the easiest way to send us your program is to rename it like this: change “MyProgram.kpl” to “MyProgram.kpl.TXT .” To include the images and sounds with the program, combine all files in a ZIP file with the same name as the program. Then, email either the TXF file or the ZIP file as an attachment to jferro@aws.com. In the subject line include: 'Fall Contest Entry' so we will know it's for this contest. Also write a brief description of what your program does in the body of the email.

Instructions for Leopard:

Navigate to http://weather.weatherbug.com/labs/leopard/submitapps.html and follow the instructions on that page to submit your application.

Instructions for Stickers:

Send an email to jferro@aws.com with a link to the web site in which you have embedded your sticker.

Student Examples

Leopard Screenshot Screenshot - Leopard Leopard Logo
Phrogram Screenshot Screenshot - Phrogram Phrogram Logo
API Screenshot Screenshot - API WeatherBug Logo

Official Contest Rules and Regulations