September 23, 2013

MTNApp Developer Challenge for Nigerian Students, Graduates and Tech- savvy Individuals or Teams

MTNApp Developer Challenge

Contest Offered: Software development
Contest Level: Students, graduates, tech-savvy individuals & teams, etc
Provider: MTN Nigeria
Country to Contest in: Nigeria

Scholarship Description
MTN Nigeria, in partnership with Co-creation Hub, launched an App Developer Challenge. The competition, MTNApp Developer Challenge, is focused on development of local content relevant to the Nigerian market.

This competition, targeted at mobile application developers, is designed to empower Nigerian developers and tech entrepreneurs to build locally appealing and relevant apps for the millions of customers who rely on MTN for their daily lives.

The MTNApp Developer challenge 2013 is open for application from students, graduates and tech- savvy individuals or teams.

MTN Nigeria, in partnership with Co-creation Hub, launched an App Developer Challenge. The competition, MTNApp Developer Challenge, is focused on development of local content relevant to the Nigerian market.

Eligibility
Registration is open to individuals or teams.

Judging Criteria:
  • Originality of concept
  • Relevance of concept to the market
  • Best user experience
  • Commercial viability
Shortlisting Criteria:
Top 4 Apps will be shortlisted from each category based on number of customer downloads and judged based on the criteria listed above.

One ‘wild card’ app will also be selected from each category by the judges (Judges’ wild card).

Eligible groups
Individuals or teams of Nigerian origin --- developers, tech entrepreneurs, etc

Fields of study
Developers will be expected to submit applications into any of the following categories:
  1. Entertainment and Lifestyle
  2. Productivity
  3. Games
  4. Education
  5. Health and wellness
  6. Special category for student submissions (undergraduates)
Number of awards
Several - please see 'Contest benefits' below

Contest benefits
Prizes include and are as listed below:

Category Prize
Best Overall App
  • Hyundai IX 35
  • N1m
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Free promotion of the app in the MTN Nextapps store for 6 months
Best Entertainment and Lifestyle App
  • N1m
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Free promotion of the app in the MTN Nextapps store for 6 months
Best Productivity App
  • N1m
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Free promotion of the app in the MTN Nextapps store for 6 months
Best Game App
  • N1m Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Free promotion of the app in the MTN Nextapps store for 6 months
Best Education App
  • N1m
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Free promotion of the app in the MTN Nextapps store for 6 months
Best Health App
  • N1m
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Free promotion of the app in the MTN Nextapps store for 6 months
Special Category – Best Student App (Undergraduate)
  • N1m

Method of Application
Registration is open to both individuals and/or teams. You must SELECT the mobile app idea you want to contest in, from any of the eligible categories as listed above.

Once you have submitted your app, drop a mail with the app(s) name and your developer account name along with valid identification (i.e. international passport, valid driver’s license or voter registration card) at mtndeveloperchallenge@nexva.com and you may be on your way to win a great prize.

If you are submitting an app for the Student category, please indicate in the email sent to the mailing address above.

Submit your final App by the deadline date indicated below.

DEADLINES:
You have from 24th July to 24th October to create or improve and submit your mobile apps.

Final submission is on 24th October, 11.59 pm.

PLEASE NOTE:
Winners will be announced by the 13th of December 2013.

Important note: Once you have submitted your app, drop us a mail with the app(s) name and your developer account name along with valid identification (i.e. international passport, valid driver’s license or voter registration card) at mtndeveloperchallenge@nexva.com and you may be on your way to win a great prize.

If you are submitting an app for the Student category, please indicate in the email sent to the mailing address above.

Application Deadline: 11.59 pm, 24th October 2013
Open to International students: No (ONLY Nigerians)

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