AWS GetIT Phases | 2021/22

Phase One: Whole Year Assembly

If your application is successful, you will then hold an assembly in your school to launch the programme to your students. This will be delivered either in person or virtually by an inspiring female AWS ambassador who will then stay with your school throughout the programme.

Phase Two: App Idea Generation

After your assembly presentations, students should form teams and start working through the AWS GetIT Challenge Pack. Other materials such as the Teacher Pack and marketing materials will also be available for you to use.

Teams must be at least 50% girls to qualify, and have to comprise of 3-7 students.

Students can start independently designing their app – but should remember, that it must be focused on tackling/solving real local issues.

Phase Three: Bootcamp

The GetIT bootcamp is an opportunity for students to find out more about the world of tech and the different technology they can use when designing their apps. This will be delivered in schools with the help of online video and activity materials provided by AWS. The school’s AWS Ambassador will also support with the delivery of the Bootcamp.

Phase Four: App idea feedback session

During this phase, a feedback session delivered by your AWS or Amazon ambassador will be organised. The purpose of the session is for your ambassador to give the students feedback on their app ideas and support them in the run up to the submission deadline. This is also a chance for students to practice their presentations to an audience.

Students can submit a blog post about their app or experience! Please ensure you have permission from your school prior to submitting.

Phase Five: App Submission

Each school can submit 2 team’s to the Competition Submission. All the competition submissions will be judged and the top 10 selected for the Semi-Final!

All participating teams who are not submitting their project to the final competition, can submit a summary of their app idea and the names of their team members, via the "Additional Project Submission." All teams will receive a certificate of recognition from AWS and become an AWS GetIT alumni.

Phase Six: The GetIT Semi-Final & Final

For the semi-final, 10 selected teams will be invited to present their apps to a panel of judges from AWS and Amazon. Two teams will then be selected to present at the Final.


Prizes and Recognition

  • 10 finalist teams will be invited to present their ideas in the online semi-final and will receive a Semi-final goodie bag!
  • Students will be able to nominate their teachers for Teacher of the Year to recognise their commitment to and support of the AWS GetIT project.
  • The winning team will receive a special prize.
  • All participants will receive a certificate confirming the completion of the programme from AWS.