In addition to promotion on the app store and support from Samsung, we will be making available a prize fund as follows:
- Grand Prize winners: £10,000
A fund of £10,000 spread across the Grand Prize winners. A £5,000 first prize, £2,500 second prize and £1,000 third prize, plus a £1,500 Grand Final University prize.
- First Round winners: £5,000
A prize of £500 to each to the 10 best apps after the codeathon stage – conditional on the winning apps being completed.
- Handsets for short-listed teams: 100 Phones
All short-listed teams will get a developer handset on loan to complete their code, which they will get to keep on condition their app is completed.
- Promotion for all qualifying apps: £Priceless
The best app in the world is worthless if no-one knows about it. Get the promotion your app deserves.
In addition to the prize fund itself for students and the promotional support, Samsung will provide the following support:
- Long-term loan handsets for Universities
All universities will receive 5 handsets on a long term loan basis.
- bada Developer Guides
Printed guides to making the most out of bada (these have a £10 price-tag, but a number will be distributed at lectures and challenge-related events for free).
- Travel to final judging session for representative of each team and university contact
Every qualifying team will get paid travel to the final judging event in central London for one member of their team.