Winner Selection and Prizes
- One winner will be selected for each one of the themes – Gaming, Social, Internet of things
- Each of the three winners will then be ranked with each other to produce an overall winner, second place and a third place winner.
- PrizesPrizes will be distributed as American Express gift cards.
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- First place winner will also get one Samsung Galaxy S3 phone
- Best use of the NFC Geeks API will earn the winner a Google Nexus 7 (NFC enabled, of course) tablet.
Event winners from all three events will be invited to submit their work to Verizon’s NFC challenge, part of Verizon’s participation in this year’s premier NFC industry event, WIMA. The Verizon NFC Challenge winners will be invited to join Verizon in San Francisco, CA, November 27-29, 2012 to present their apps.
But wait... there's more!
After the third and final event a judging panel will decide upon a grand prize winning app.
The grand prize winner will be announced at an MIT Enterprise Forum (link coming shortly) on October 29, 2012. In addition to the prizes above, the grand prize winning app will receive:
- Automatic entry as finalist for the WIMA Verizon NFC Challenge contest, one of only FIVE spots
- $2,000 per month in Rackspace hosting AND admission to Rackspace’s prestigious Startup program
- 12 months free service from Kinvey
In addition, WIMA will offer another wildcard entry to San Francisco and Boston hackathon participants, giving you and only you additional time to enter the WIMA Verizon NFC Challenge.
Gift cards will be sent to users following the event. That way if you have a team of three you won’t need to find a way to split a $3,000 gift card.
- All coding and development must take place during the event and on event premises.
- Competition entries can be from single developers or from teams of 2-4 developers.
- Competition entries will be presented and must run on a device provided at the event.
- Event participants must be willing to show their code to event staff and able to demonstrate it compiles in an Android development environment.
- All code developed during the event will remain the sole property of its developers.
Competition entries must be related to one of the three themes of the eventsApps must run on an Android device and use NFC in their operation.
- Internet of Things
- Apps developed during the event will not be secret or confidential. We will use the apps in our publicity materials.
- Winners will provide the Event organizers with a working Android app apk file for demonstration purposes in publicity functions. We will not distribute the app but want to have the ability to remember what you created.
- Working App – the app must be working and demonstrated on the device during the presentation (25%)
- NFC Use – The app must use NFC as a key element in its functionality. (25%)
- Relevance to the the application theme – The app must relate to one of the following: social, gaming or Internet of things. An app can cross boundaries but cannot be disconnected from the themes. (15%)
- Originality – the app bringing something novel to life? (15%)
- Business prospects – Is the app built with a business model in mind? (10%)
- Look and feel – How well does the app look and work? (10%)