Details

The 2012-2013 Mobile App Challenge will consist of three distinct phases (The Pitch, The Prototype, and The Build), spanning the University's academic year.

Each phase will require its own set of deliverables, and will culminate in a round of judging that will determine which apps are moved on to successive rounds. 

In each phase, participants will have the opportunity to attend IT Services-sponsored events designed to answer questions, provide guidance and consultation, deliver access to various resources, and provide enabling infrastructure to help make your app ideas successful. 

For more information on important dates, available resources, planned events, prizes, contest and judging criteria, and more, use the links to the left. And good luck!

 

CONTEST PHASE WHO IS ELIGIBLE? WHEN IS IT? WHAT COULD I WIN IN THIS ROUND? WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO? WHAT KIND OF HELP WILL I GET?
ROUND ONE: THE PITCH

Everyone

(Faculty, Students, and Staff)

Fall Quarter

(deadline December 7)

(Optional contest) One $150 Apple gift certificate for the People's Choice winner.  Have a great idea on your own or with a team and fill out this form. Orientation sessions and workshops.
ROUND TWO: THE PROTOTYPE Winners from round one

Winter Quarter

(deadline March 10)

An iPad awarded to the best idea in each prototype category and audience category

Attend workshops, draw out your idea in detail, get others involved.

Workshops and individual help and advice.
ROUND THREE: THE BUILD Winners from round two

Spring Quarter

(deadline May 22)

UChicagoTech Grand Prize of  $10,000

Work with a programmer and seasoned professional to make your app a reality.

7 weeks of programming time plus professional project management.