Fulton Science Academy


Presented by the Health IT Leadership Summit in Conjunction with: TAG Education Collaborative,

Georgia Department of Public Health and Georgia Department of Education



TAG Education Collaborative is excited to announce the 2014 Health IT Student Innovation Award Competition is open to all Georgia Middle School Students!

 Mobile app technology is increasingly influencing our lives to connect us with more real-time, relevant information than ever before. Through a special partnership between the Technology Association of Georgia Education Collaborative Inc. (TAG-Ed), the Georgia Department of Education, Verizon Wireless, and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), we offer a contest that strategically utilizes technology to combat a major health issue in Georgia.  


For the first time this innovative technology design competition is open to all Georgia students

Eligibility: This is a team event for middle and high school students. Teams must consist of 2-4 students. Students must have a school or program approved adult advisor to enter the competition.


Purpose: To encourage Georgia high school and middle school students to work asa team to design an innovative mobile application or mobile optimized website thatpromotes a specific theme related to encourage lifelong wellness. The 2014 theme for the Health IT Student Innovation Award is Youth Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation.


Project description: Students should evaluate the current trends in the use of mobileapplications and study how these trends will impact our healthcare delivery system. Healthrelated areas to be addressed in the application may include tobacco usage trends, risks, prevention, and cessation programs.


High School Requirements:

  • Aworking mobile application
  • Instructional materials for users
  • Adetailed description of your development process
  • Research bibliography


Middle School Requirements:

  • Aworking mobile optimized website
  • Research bibliography
  • Promotional flyerand written component


Entries are due by 12 p.m. on October 3, 2014. Please submit projects to:

Middle school entries:


  • Finalist teams will present their application at the Health ITLeadership Summit onNovember 20, 2014 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel.
  • Cash prizes will be awarded to the schools of the finalist teams.
  • Agrand prize winner will receive an additional cash award for their school.


For full rules and procedures, please visit

To register a team, visit


For more information, please contact Mr. Sanal at



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