Want to win $10,000? Enter the 2012-2013 UChicago Mobile App Challenge

Co-sponsored by UChicagoTech, Chicago Booth, Polsky Center, and IT Services, the 2012-2013 Mobile App Challenge is open to all faculty, students, and staff* at the University. Deadline for Phase 1 of the contest is December 7, 2012.

Come up with a great idea, record a video explaining why your idea is the best, and submit it! We want your best idea, regardless of your ability to code an app, so don't let that be a barrier. Your app idea could win you $10,000.

Last year, we focused on apps that would benefit the UChicago community. This time, we're opening the field. You can submit an idea in one (or more) of the following categories, for the audience of your choice:

  • Business (Productivity; Reference; Finance)
  • Education
  • Entertainment (Games; Photo & Video; Music; Food & Drink)
  • Medical (Health & Fitness; Lifestyle)
  • News (Newsstand)
  • Social Networking
  • Utilities (Navigation; Weather; Travel; Sports)

For phase timeline or more information, go to http://appchallenge.sites.uchicago.edu/. If you have questions about the event, please contact ITS Web Services User Experience Consultant Cornelia Bailey.

*Note: Full- and part-time employees of IT Services, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, and UChicagoTech are not eligible, with the exception of student employees currently enrolled at the University.  Questions about eligibility? Please contact us.