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Calling all Developers: Create Games and Apps for Good!
Submitted on Wed, November 14, 2012
Submit your app or game ideas or working prototypes for a chance to win $5,000 and a trip to Vienna!
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and MIT have partner to create an international competition for app and game developers to produce apps and mobile games that enable new avenues for intercultural dialogue.
The aim of the project is to identify opportunities through innovative tools that promote intercultural dialogue, drawing on unique cultural resources and experiences of developers around the world. Five finalist apps and games will be selected by an international jury, awarded funds for producers to refine their creations and played by delegates of the 5th Annual UNAOC Forum in Vienna, Austria, 27-28 February 2013. The global competition will accept submissions through the end of November 2012.
Apps and games submitted will be reviewed by an international jury and measured on whether: (1) potential users would be given a novel experience to creatively and thoughtfully share perspectives on intercultural and global issues; (2) how content and commentary relate to historical or current events, as well as (3) how the apps and games provide new perspectives that support intercultural dialogue.
The UNAOC and its organizing partners want to encourage developers to think of ways that new apps and games can be used to support such pursuits as gender equality, youth development, migrant integration, religious pluralism, better understanding among individuals of different cultural and religious backgrounds, biased media representation of cultures and religions, and education.
Apply today! Deadline is November 30, 2012.
Registration and Submission Requirements click here