2021 AIS Student Chapter Competitions

Student Chapter competitions provide students opportunities to learn, observe and develop their skills with current industry leaders. The aim is to allow students to take their classroom knowledge and apply it to real-life situations they might face in the workforce.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to participate without traveling and, to further encourage participation, multiple submissions from the same school are welcome.

There are three competitions for 2021, each with its own Q&A session:

  • AIS Software Innovation Challenge
  • EY Case Competition
  • HP Design Thinking Competition


As students and future practitioners of Information Systems (IS), you play a significant part in this mission to serve society. The AIS Student Chapters Technology Innovation Challenge focuses on information systems solutions, innovations and initiatives that help make the world a better, safer place for organizations and society in general. This includes solutions that have been developed to help the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This challenge will allow you to demonstrate the impact that IS can have in improving the world in which live.

Learn more about the AIS Software Innovation Challenge.


Being able to structure and defend your ideas about a business case is one of the most valuable skills you can acquire as you progress in your careers. With this competition, you will have an opportunity to work on a case and present a solution for a panel judge composed of EY professionals.

Learn more about the EY Case Competition.



As part of the Student Chapter Leadership Conference and Competition, HP will be hosting a design thinking competition. The competition will involve conceptualizing your solution, creating a wireframe prototype to make the solution more tangible, and developing a description of the high-level architecture that will allow the solution to operate. All these skills are very important in the development of your own career as an IS/T professional. With this competition, you will have an opportunity to bring your ideas to life.

Learn more about the HP Design Thinking Competition.