Selection Criteria

Apps and games submitted for competition should:

  • Create awareness of the local-global need for peaceful dialogue between individuals of different cultures and faiths.
  • Promote intercultural dialogue and shared action aimed at promoting social inclusion, tolerance, acceptance and nondiscrimination.
  • Enable individuals and groups with different cultural backgrounds to engage in an open and respectful exchange of views, to share experiences, to develop a better understanding of one another’s aspirations and better practices of living together.
  • Creatively engage the end users in a playful manner.

Apps and games submitted will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Does the submission afford users a novel experience to creatively and thoughtfully share perspectives on intercultural and global issues, leveraging mobile and tablet features and functionality and enabling connections to key social media channels (Twitter,Facebook, Badoo, Habbo, Sina Weibo, QZone, and other global and regional platforms)?
  • Does the submission’s content and commentary relate to historical or current events? What new perspectives does the submission enable to support intercultural dialogue?
  • Does the developer have a plan for enabling the submission to be experienced in multiple languages, especially if language differences are central to the intercultural learning experience?
  • Does the submission have the potential to reach a large number of users? How effective will it be in encouraging intercultural dialogue among large populations?

Registration and Submission Requirements

You may register to participate in the competition between 16 July and 30 November 2012 9 December 2012. Developers may register as an individual or as a team. Registrants must be 13 years of age or older.

A video walk-through (i.e., screen capture) or PowerPoint/Keynote presentation of a working app or game alpha or beta prototype should be submitted for competition by 30 November 2012 9 December 2012. Note: Developers are not required to submit actual working apps/games on authorized development devices to the UNAOC.

Five (5) apps/games will be selected as finalists by 3 January 2013. Developers will be notified and awarded $5,000 (US) per app to complete development of a fully functional app/game by 15 February 2013.

Apps/games will be played and rated by participants during the 2013 UNAOC Forum in Vienna, Austria (27-28 February 2013). A Grand Prize will be awarded. After the Vienna Forum, the selected apps will be featured and made available for free downloads at the challenge website as well as at other industry standard platforms.

All apps/games submitted to the challenge competition will be featured on the website before and after the Forum in Vienna.

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