Race For Apps Contest Open - Submit Your App Now & Help Visitors, Business Leaders and Locals During London 2012

Race For Apps

Race For Apps is a competition, launched by Hackney Council, Digital Shoreditch and IC Tomorrow, to crowdsource mobile apps from the digital community for visitors, business leaders and journalists coming into the local area during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralymic Games.

With millions of people descending on London next year, Race for Apps invites entries in the following five categories:

  • Finding Your Way: Exploring Hackney and east London, its hidden gems and headline attractions, whether online or offline, virtual or actual.

  • Making Connections: Link up with like-minded people and organisations, collaborate and share what you're doing around the borough.

  • Citizen Journalism: Got a story or picture? Need a story or picture? Build your own media channels, and the story of Hackney and east London.

  • Fun and Games: Self-explanatory, really!

  • Wild Card: This one's up to you - but remember it's for visitors to the area and the local community.

The first 8 applications we receive in each category which meet the criteria will qualify for a “lane” in the finals.

What’s in it for you?

  • The winners will get a priceless opportunity to show off their application to 1,000 top business leaders and over 20,000 journalists at the UKTI and EXPO centre Hackney House during the games
  • Support from our key partners including developer.vodafone.com, Seedcamp and UKTI
  • Finalists will be given help linking up with angel investors and venture capitalists
  • There will be an opportunity to take advantage of local data sets

For more information on the contest please visit: www.raceforapps.com