Android Mobile App Development Contest Provision

1. General Regulations

1.1. Effective Scope

The given Provision is applied to the AndroidDev Cup mobile app development contest for Android systems (further “Contest”) and defines the functions, rights, obligations and responsibilities of the organizers and participants, the Contest’s procedures and duration, as well as the criteria and methods of Contest entry evaluation.

The Contest’s primary goals are as follows:

  • To identify and aid in the development of superior mobile apps
  • To find and recruit promising developers
  • To finance auspicious projects

1.2. Contest Organization

Coordination of the Contest is to be performed by the organizational council. The organizational council is to consist of members from the organization’s staff and Contest partners. The organizational council is takes with selecting the members of the jury.

 

2. Duties and Rights of the Organizational Council

2.1. Duties 

  • Officially declaring the Contest to be held
  • Developing this Provision and a packet of documents necessary for the Contest to be held
  • Defining the terms and conditions for the Contest
  • Organizing the jury’s efforts within the bounds of the Contest
  • Attracting partners for participation in the Contest
  • Accepting Contest applications and processing them
  • Awarding Contest winners in accordance with Contest results

2.2. Rights 

  • The right to deny a participant entry in the Contest based on the Contest Provision and/or Contest Participation Rules
  • The right to disqualify participants for violating the Contest Participation Rules
  • The right to use participant information for advertising purposes as outlined in the Contest Participation Rules

 

3. Rights, Duties and Responsibilities of Contest Participants

3.1. Rights

  • The right to receive due information about Contest terms and conditions
  • The right to apply and be registered for participation in the Contest
  • The right to receive awards and relevant acknowledgements in the event of being selected as a Contest winner

3.2. Duties

  • Reviewing Contest information and participation requirements ahead of time
  • Submitting an application for participation in the Contest, as outlined in this Provision, in a timely manner
  • Following the rules and guidelines set forth in this Provision and the Contest Participation Rules

3.3. Responsibilities 

Contest participants are held responsible for:

  • Providing false information in a Contest application
  • Violating the terms, conditions or time limitations defined by this Provision or the Contest Participation Rules
  • Infringing on copyrights in any way, including while preparing materials for the Contest

The aforementioned violations serve as grounds for the organizational council to remove any participant from the Contest. In the event of being removed from the Contest, the participant will be informed via e-mail.

 

4. Participation Terms & Conditions

4.1. Nominations

The Contest encompasses four primary nominations: Best Idea, Best Game App, Best Everyday Services App, Best Med&Ed App, Best AllJoyn Concept. The criteria used to sort participants into any given nomination, as well as the aim and criteria behind Contest entry evaluation are described in the Contest Participation Rules. Additional nominations are applied by members of the jury and by Contest partners. All such nominations are confirmed with the organizational council beforehand.

4.2. Contest Participation

Contest participation restrictions are outlined in the Contest Participation Rules. Participation in the Contest is free. Participants from any nation are welcome to participate in the Contest without discrimination. 

4.3. Contest Entry and Due Process

4.3.1. Entry in the Contest is accomplished by filling out and submitting the application form provided on the Contest’s official website.

4.3.2. Contest participation applications are accepted until 11:00 PM April 22nd 2013. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered for participation in the Contest.

4.3.3. Applications that qualify in accordance to the Contest Participation Rules are relayed to the jury for consideration.

4.3.4. Contest winners are selected based on the results of the evaluation performed by the jury no later than April 29th 2013.

 

5. Contest Entry Evaluation

5.1. Contest Entry Evaluation by Jury

5.1.1. The jury consists of online enterprise and mobile technology company leaders, market experts, and app developers.

5.1.2. The jury’s duties include:

  • evaluating Contest entries based on criteria outlined in the Contest Participation Rules
  • selecting Contest winners

 

6. Contest Prize Fund

6.1. The Contest prize fund comprises $13,000 total and is divided as follows:

  • Best Game App: $4k
  • Best Everyday Services App: $3k
  • Best Med&Ed App: $3k
  • Best AllJoyn concept: $3k

6.2 The winner of the Best Ide nomination receives a certificate to support the development of the product in question and its further development over the course of two months.

6.3. All Contest winners also receive certificates proving participating in the Contest and special prizes from Contest partners.

 

Contest Participation Rules

1.  Primary Rules

1.1.  These Rules act as additional clarification to the Provision for the AndroidDev Cup mobile app development contest for Android systems (further “Contest”).

1.2. In order to participate in the Contest all applicants must become familiar with and accept these Rules and the Contest Provision.

1.3. The Rules outline how Contest participants are to interact with the organizational council, define potential Contest entry categories, entry evaluation criteria, and Contest participation limitations.

1.4.  Entries that violate the Contest Participation Rules will not be allowed to participate.

 

2.  Contest Entry Categories

2.1. Contest entries must be solutions/apps developed for mobile devices (Android).

2.2. The Contest encompasses four primary nominations: Best Idea, Best Game App, Best Everyday Services App, Best Med&Ed App. And one special award from Qualcomm company: Best AllJoyn Concept.

2.3. The types of apps allowed to participate in the Contest are as follows: Video Games, Business, Widgets, Dynamic Wallpaper, Health & Fitness, Tools, Books & Manuals, Comics, Medicine, Music & Audio, Multimedia & Video, News & Magazines, Education, Customization, Weather, Shopping, Travel, Work, Recreation, Miscellaneous, Communication, Social, Sports, Lifestyle, Transportation, Finance, Photography.

 

3. Nominations

3.1. Each participant is free to choose a nomination for their submission.

3.2. Contest partners are free to create their own nominations for the Contest, so long as they confirm their validity with the organizational council first. Newly introduced nominations are posted on the official Contest website.

3.3. The organizational council reserves the right to create additional nominations throughout the duration of the Contest.

 

4. Contest Entry Evaluation Criteria for Each Nomination

4.1 Evaluation Criteria for Best Idea:

  • Level of uniqueness
  • Financial appeal
  • Presence and complexity of related business model

 

4.2 Evaluation Criteria for Best Game App:

  • Game logic and appeal
  • Graphics and sound
  • Interface usability
  • Presence of business model and monetization scheme
  • Market volume (widespread appeal or niche product)
  • Installation count
  • Presence of a solid development team with all bases covered

4.3 Evaluation Criteria for Best Everyday Services App:

  • Level of efficiency at solving the problem faced by the target audience
  • Presence of business model and monetization scheme
  • Market volume (widespread appeal or niche product)
  • Installation count
  • Presence of a solid development team with all bases covered 

4.4 Evaluation Criteria for Best Med&Ed App:

  • Level of efficiency at solving the problem faced by the target audience
  • Presence of business model and monetization scheme
  • Installation count
  • Presence of a solid development team with all bases covered

4.5. Evaluation criteria for Best AllJoyn concept:

  • Quality of the Application
  • Implementation of the Application
  • Overall User Experience 

5. Contest Participation Limitations

5.1 A Contest participation application must be submitted by a member of the development team applying for participation. Participants are not obligated to be legal entities, and Contest entry is open to anyone regardless of nationality or geographic location.

5.2 Applicants may NOT participate in the Contest if:

  • The project being submitted was launched earlier than January 1st 2012

5.3 Any false information provided in a Contest application is grounds for disqualification from the Contest or prohibition from entering the Contest.

6. Submission Deadlines

6.1. Contest participation applications are accepted from 9:00 AM February 25th 2013 to 11:00 PM April 22nd 2013.

 

7. Contest Entry Evaluation and Results

7.1. The jury evaluates entries in all four nominations within the confines of the Contest.

7.2. Winning participants will be announced on the official Contest website no later than April 29th 2013.

 

8. Use of Participant Information for Advertising Purposes

8.1. The organizational council reserves the right to use the names, logos and descriptions of projects entered in the Contest (as specified in Contest applications) for advertising purposes.