£10,000 worth of prizes up for grabs at Apps World Europe's Hackfests

written by: Liz Morrell

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cashWith the Apps World Europe series of Hackfest hackathons now less than two weeks away we thought it was high time we reminded you of the great prizes up for grabs for those of you entering with more than £10,000 worth of prizes up for grabs in total. If you haven’t yet entered, are feeling creative and our booty stash takes your fancy, register for your place at the Hackfests now.

We are running three Hackfests across three industry categories at Apps World Europe this month. These will include a general Apps Hackfest, our first ever Auto Hackfest and a TV Hackfest. With prizes ranging from cash bundles to Kindle Fires we are sure there will be something to inspire you to get thinking and hacking to come up with some great new industry solutions.

Our TV Hackfest promises an abundance of prizes. Filmon.TV is offering a £500 award for three different categories – including the Best Overall Hack team, Best Commercial Concept and Best Design as well as two £1,000 prizes for its specific brand briefs including Best Use of its API and Best Use of its Affiliation Programme. Winners of the Best Overall Hack in the TV Hackfest will also receive a £1,000 bursary to the Accelerator Academy programme, which aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs and an iPad mini from BskyB.

In the Auto Hackfest our sponsor General Motors is providing £3,000 of prizes with two awards of £1,500 cash for our winners. And we do mean wads since the prizes will be awarded in stashes of fivers to the winning teams!

In the Apps Hackfest Hailo is offering a £1,500 prize for the Best Overall Hack, Betfair will be offering £1,000 of cash for the winners of its specific brand brief whilst Amazon will be awarding winning team members with 20 Kindle Fires up for grabs (up to 5 per team). Amazon’s brief includes Best App targeting Kindle Fire, Best Use of Amazon Services overall, Best Use of Amazon GameCircle and a surprise category to be announced at the event. The giant will also be giving away a £10 Amazon gift card to each of the first 100 participants.

And there are more prizes to come yet! There is still time to register for your place at the Auto, Apps or TV Hackfests so come along, enjoy two days of competitive coding with your fellow hacks and find out what else is up for grabs. You may even be a winner! Click on the links, or go to www.the-hackfest.com to find out more.

Oh, and by the way good luck!!

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