Middle and high school students can win prizes and possibly have their problem-solving smartphone application idea turned into reality by entering the Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge.

The contest, which is held in partnership with the Technology Student Association, is open to teams of students from nonprofit organizations and public, private and parochial schools, a news release said. Teams are asked to develop an app idea to solve a problem in their school or community.

Entry deadline is midnight Nov. 18; winners will be announced in January and February.

From among the qualifying entries, one team of middle school students and one team...

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