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Calling Software developers : Win over $40,000 in prizes

Team YS
30th Mar 2010
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Design fun and innovative climate action apps using government data

The Apps for Climate Action Contest challenges Canadian software developers(sorry only for Canadian developers) to raise awareness of climate change and inspire action to reduce carbon pollution by utilizing data in new applications for the web and mobile devices.

A leader in climate action, the Government of B.C. created a public catalogue of its best climate and greenhouse gas emission data.

Adjudication Criteria:

1. Usefulness and relevance of the Application to raising awareness of climate change and climate related issues

2. Innovation and creativity

3. Visual appeal

4. User experience

 


Step 1: Read the Contest Rules, then Register

Step 2: Check out the Climate Change Data Catalogue to see the data your App can use

Step 3: Build your application and check back for ongoing development support

Step 4: Submit your App and show off your skills in the Apps Gallery

Prizes:

* Mobile App

Grand Prize: $3000

Second: $2000

Third: $1000

3 x Honourable Mention: iPhone*

* Web App

Grand Prize: $3000

Second: $2000

Third: $1000

3 x Honourable Mention: iPhone*

* People's Choice

Grand Prize: $3000

Second: $2000

Third: $1000

3 x Honourable Mention: iPhone*

* Best of BC

Grand Prize: $2000 + 3 Harbour Air Certificates*

Second: $1000 + 3 Harbour Air Certificates*

Third: $500 + 3 Harbour Air Certificates*

1 x Honourable Mention: iPhone*

3 x Honourable Mention: Harbour Air Certificate*

* Overall Best App

Grand Prize: $5500

*iPhones don't include a service plan; each Harbour Air Certificate is a return flight for two people redeemable on scheduled flights and scenic tours.

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