The International Mobile Gaming Awards

 

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Deadline: 31 December 2014
Open to: mobile game developers
Prize: Grand Prix and category prizes

Description

The International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) is host to a celebratory ceremony for the most original, skilfully crafted and enjoyable games made for smartphones and tablets. Held annually in San Francisco, it’s a party for all nominees and winners to celebrate the best games out of more than a thousand entries.

The IMGA has been supported and endorsed by the industry for over a decade, and is the biggest and most prestigious award in the mobile gaming community.

Eligibility

Studios, indies, individual developers and publishers are invited to take part of the largest competition of its kind in the world. Only games published in 2014 or yet to be published can be submitted.

Prize

Entrants will compete for the much sought after IMGA Grand Prix or one of the category prizes.

Application

Deadline for submissions is 31 December 2014. You can submit games online HERE.

For more information and how to apply, please  visit the official website HERE.

 

Call For Applications :The Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards

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Credits : International Lamp lighting solutions awards

 

Deadline: 31 January, 2015
Open to: lighting designers, architects, urban planners, interior designers, engineers, landscapers and students
Prize: three rewards in amount of EUR 8.000 and one reward in amount of EUR 2.000

Description

The call for entries for the 2015 Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards has recently been opened and Lamp’s 6th competition for lightning solutions design is already taking place. Light is a fundamental element of life and a key aspect of any architectural project. Prizes will be awarded to projects that have successfully met the architectural lighting needs of an indoor or outdoor space, having created a positive synergy between architecture, interior design, landscaping and lighting. The Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards value the creativity, innovation and sustainability of lighting projects, regardless of the manufacturer or the brand of lights used in the project. There are four categories in which the contestants can dive in:

  • Architectural Outdoor Lighting: lighting projects for outdoor illumination such as: facades, sport facilities, monuments, canopies, etc;
  • Indoor Lighting: lighting projects for indoor illumination such as: shops, restaurants, museums, exhibition halls, single buildings, offices, etc;
  • Urban and Landscape Lighting: lighting projects for urban illumination such as: squares, roundabouts, avenues, streets, parks, bridges, etc;
  • Students Proposals: This year’s theme is “Light and darkness”; lighting projects, both indoor and outdoor, in which not only light but also shadow and darkness play a key role in defining form and space, revealing the surface and texture and in creating ambience and character: urban areas, landscapes, cathedrals, churches, transport interchanges, airports, hotels, shops, restaurants, etc. Only idea-based projects will be accepted.

Eligibility

Any lighting designers, architects, urban planners, interior designers, engineers, landscapers or students who are authors of a lighting project. There are no restrictions on age, nationality or place of residence.

Prizes

The jury will determine 1 winner per category with a total economic reward of 26.000€:

  • Architectural Outdoor Lighting Award: 8.000€;
  • Indoor Lighting Award: 8.000€;
  • Urban and Landscape Lighting Award: 8.000€;
  • Students Proposals Award: 2.000€;

Application

You can submit your entries after you create an account at the online application system.

Application deadline is 31 January 2015.

For more information please visit the official website and check the FaQ section

2015 ERICSSON AWARDS FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

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CREDITS : ERICSSON

The Ericsson Innovation Awards focuses on you, the student, and gives you the opportunity to be a fundamental driver of change. You’ve spent the last few years developing ideas, putting theories to the test and exploring challenges as a pathway to your future career in the Networked Society. Ready for the biggest test yet? By entering the Ericsson Innovation Awards 2015, you could show the world what it could learn from you. 2015 Ericsson Global Innovation Awards Competition for University Students (EUR 50,000 Prize and an opportunity to Intern or Work at Ericsson)

Ericsson has launched the sixth annual Innovation Awards, a competition in which university students are given the opportunity to be drivers of fundamental change in society.
The theme of the 2015 competition is “The Future of Learning”-

How can we make learning accessible for all? What do we need when lifelong learning becomes necessary for everyone?
What are the new tools and methodologies when learning becomes an online activity and it happens more and mo re away from school buildings?

The Ericsson Innovation Awards focuses on you, the student, and gives you the opportunity to be a fundamental driver of change. You’ve spent the last few years developing ideas, putting theories to the test and exploring challenges as a pathway to your future career in the Networked Society.

Ready for the biggest test yet? By entering the Ericsson Innovation Awards 2015, you could show the world what it could learn from you.

Eligibility

The competition is open to team of two to four people, and
Ericsson recommends a combination of technology and business students in the team.

Prize Awards

  • First prize: EUR 25,000
  • Second prize: EUR 10,000
  • Third prize: EUR 5,000
    Note : All finalists and semi-finalists will be given the opportunity to be interviewed for a possible internship or permanent position at Ericsson
    LinkedIn – endorsements and winner’s mark from Ericsson

Application Deadline: December 3rd 2014

Follow this Link to apply for this Opportunity

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS : Innovation Prize for Africa 2015

Credits : Innovation Prize For Africa

Credits : Innovation Prize For Africa

 

Deadline: October 31, 2014

Open to: innovators, academics, entrepreneurs living and based in Africa.
Award: grand prize of 100.000 US dollars.

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is calling on all African innovators to submit their entries for the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) competition. The IPA is presented annually, enabling and encouraging African pioneers to develop creative ideas and techniques to overcome some of the challenges faced by the continent and support sustainable development.

Contest:
The 2015 IPA recognizes innovative breakthroughs that unlock new African potential in the following five priority areas:

  • Agriculture/agribusiness – Innovations that have demonstrated a lead in the agricultural sector, particularly, value added at specific points of the agricultural value-chain. It is about providing new ways to ensure a food-secure future for the African continent and the world. The innovation could be about commercial and market-oriented farming as well as small-scale and subsistence farming.
  • Environment, Energy and Water – Innovations that have demonstrated a lead in developing or applying cost-effective, smart renewable energy generation processes, cleaner water supply systems etc. It is about the way we adapt to climate challenges and steward our natural resources to impact the inheritance we leave to the future generations of Africans.
  • Health and Wellbeing – Innovations that have demonstrated high impact or potential in improving the physical, mental, and social well-being of individuals or communities, through prevention, treatment etc. It is about finding new treatments, cures and approaches that ensure longer, happier and healthier lives. This might include the development and use of traditional and modern medicines, improved sanitation, hygiene and treating or preventing the major diseases faced by the continent.
  • Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) – Innovative ICTs applications that have demonstrated their potential in addressing key development challenges in African societies (e.g. in communities) or economy, including: software, mobile/wireless technologies and local language software. It is about developing new solutions that address everyday challenges that help Africans live and work more successfully
  • Manufacturing and Service Industry – Innovations that have demonstrated a lead on addressing the key pillars of innovation in production technology/industry: creating high added-value, greener, more customer focused and/or high quality products; manufacturing more with less input materials, using lowest energy and creating fewest or zero waste. It is about helping people across the continent literally build better lives.

Eligibility:

The contest is eligible to African entrepreneurs, academics or inventors with an innovation that could potentially provide an African solution to some of the continent’s every day challenges. Africans in the Diaspora can also apply if their innovations are of significance for Africa.

Awards:
The prices for the Innovation contest for Africa are:

  • First Prize (USD 100.000): This prize will be awarded to the innovator with the overall best innovation that meets all the above mentioned IPA criteria and has clear business potential.
  • Second Prize (USD 25,000): This prize will be given to the selected innovator with a commercially driven innovation. Beyond the aforementioned five criteria, this category of Award will be carefully assessed on its marketability potential and will be awarded to the innovation with the best commercial/business potential.
  • Special Prize for Social Impact Innovation (USD 25,000): This category of award will be assessed carefully on its particular social impact in the community/country and will be awarded to the innovation with the best social impact.
  • Finalists: The top-10 finalists shall be invited for face-to-face interviews and to the award ceremony. All finalists will receive certificates. In addition, the AIF will also provide in-kind support to each finalist up to a maximum of USD 5,000 in post-prize technical support to assist in moving the innovation to the next step. Media coverage and additional support might also be mobilized for the finalists.

Application:
In order to apply for the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) competition you need to:

  • Download the application form ;
  • After you fulfill it with the needed information about you and your innovative project send the application form alongside with the required documents to : ipaaplications@africaninovation.org

Visit Official Page For more information and how to participate

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS :Google Computer Science Small award programme

CREDITS : Google

CREDITS : Google

College students are more interested than ever in studying computer science. There has been an unprecedented increase in enrollment in Computer Science undergraduate programs over the past six years. Harvard University’s popular introductory CS course CS50 has recently claimed the spot as the most enrolled course on campus. An astounding 50% of Harvey Mudd’s graduates received engineering degrees this year. However, while the overall number of students in introductory computer science courses continue to climb, the number of students who go on to complete undergraduate degrees in this field, particularly among women and under-represented minorities, does not match this increase in individual course enrollment (2013 Taulbee Survey).

Recent findings show that while students may begin a CS degree program, retaining students after their first year remains an issue. Research indicates that one of the strongest factors in the retention of students in undergraduate CS degrees is early exposure to engaging courses and course material, such as high quality assignments that are meaningful and relevant to the student’s life or classroom activities that encourage student-to-student interaction. When an instructor or department imbeds these practices into the introductory CS classroom, students remain excited about CS and are more likely to complete their undergraduate CS degree.

Google  therefore  believes  in the importance of preparing the next generation of computer scientists. To this end, the’ve created the CS Engagement Small Grants Program to support educators teaching introductory computer science courses in reaching their engagement and retention goals. We’ll give unrestricted gifts of $5,000 to the selected applicants’ universities, towards the execution of engaging CS1 or CS2 courses in the 2014-2015 school year.

Educators who are teaching CS1 and CS2 courses at the post-secondary level to apply to the Google CS Engagement Small Grants Program ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2014 and will be evaluated on an ongoing basis. If you’re interested in applying, please check out the Call for Proposal.

The United Nations Sasakawa Award 2015 Open for Nominations

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Deadline: October 31, 2014

 

Nominations of individuals or organizations that are visionary and able to anticipate future needs are being accepted for the United Nations Sasakawa Award 2015 for Disaster Risk Reduction, under the theme ‘Shaping the Future.’

Awards:

  • $50,000 to Laureate
  • Certificate of Distinction
  • Certificate of Merit

The prize will be awarded at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to be held in Sendai, Japan from 14-18 March 2015.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nominations can be made by – Former United Nations Sasakawa Award Laureates; individuals that are part of the UNISDR thematic platforms and other networks (this may include national or local government officials, NGOs, academic institutions, the private sector, regional organizations and those who took part in sessions of the Global platform for Disaster risk reduction; representatives of institutions dealing with disaster prevention and mitigation; and United Nations agencies, funds and programs and UN resident coordinators; permanent missions to UN offices around the world.
  • Nominators must submit a letter of nomination.
  • Nominees can be individuals, community groups, civil society organizations, government agencies at local or national level, NGOs or private sector entities.
  • Nominees must demonstrate:
  1. A distinguished track record.
  2. An understanding of impacts of disasters and how to manage the risks we face.
    The ability to transmit new insights and knowledge to the wider community on how to build resilience to disasters and live sustainably.
  3. The vision and charisma to engage the wider community in activities that help strengthen society’s ability to be resilient.
  4. The talent for making clear proposals and recommendations to influence disaster risk reduction policy based on evidence.
  5. The potential to shape the future of how disaster risk is prevented, reduced and managed.
  • Previous winners cannot be nominated.
  • Self nominations are not accepted.

The nomination letter must be followed by a package of supporting documents from the nominee. Supporting documents include – an essay written by the nominee describing the results of initiative they are undertaking to reduce the impact of disasters and build disaster resilience and the financial implications of the initiative that has been nominated. Other documents include (not mandatory) photos; power-point slideshow; video; books; character references; posters, pamphlets and similar printed material (excluding books).

 

Energy Globe Awards

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Deadline: September 22, 2014

Eligibility

  •  projects with a focus on saving resources, improving air, soil, or water quality, increasing energy efficiency, using renewable, as well as anyone making a contribution towards the fight against climate change. No project is too small and none is too big! Projects can be entered by individuals as well as companies, organizations, and public authorities. Several projects may be entered by a single competitor.

Entry is free of charge.

Benefits 

The best projects will be honored as part of a ceremony that will be broadcast worldwide as well as featured by the international media. International winning projects for the 5 award categories of Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Youth will also each receive a 10,000 euro cash award. How do I submit my project?

For more information, Visit the  Official Page