Ministry of Transport and Communications Calls for Entries for WSA-Mobile 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Ministry of Transport and Communications Calls for Entries for WSA-Mobile 2016

The Ministry of Transport and Communications is inviting mobile app developers in Qatar to submit applications for the World Summit Award Mobile (WSA-mobile) 2016; a unique global contest looks for digital applications that have a strong impact on society in one of the 8 WSA categories.

Individuals, companies, and organizations are invited to join the contest by submitting their best submissions from today until April 30, 2016. Submissions can contain mobile applications, SMS based products, mobile games and interactive mobile productions. There is no limitation regarding the platforms or channels the projects work with.

“Mobile usage has outgrown Internet usage in terms of access and we do more and more things with our mobiles. Mobile phones have become ever smarter and we rely on them increasingly for a growing number of tasks. Quite simply the mobile phone is likely to be the most used device by all who have one. The WSA is seeking for the best m-content and apps that deliver the most value and richness and diversity beyond SMS, games and pictures in order to rise to the challenge to keep mobile innovation moving forward,” said Reem Al-Mansoori, Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Society Development, the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the competition’s national expert.

“For this, we are pleased to invite mobile apps developers in Qatar, individuals or institutions, to submit their applications for the World Summit Award Mobile and seize the opportunity to represent their projects on the international level and get the recognition they deserve,” she added.

The award includes eight categories: Government & Citizen Engagement, health & wellbeing, learning & education, environment & green energy, culture & tourism, smart settlements & urbanization, business & commerce and inclusion & empowerment.

All submitted products from the State of Qatar will be evaluated by a local jury of experts headed by Reem Al-Mansoori, being the national expert spearheading the nomination process for the State of Qatar.

Individuals, companies or organizations are invited to submit their entries to the Ministry via email: wsa@motc.gov.qa to be considered for nomination. Only one product or app can be nominated from Qatar in each category. All submitted products must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2014.

Any submitted product must be free of offensive or plagiarized content and may not violate human rights as laid out in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and its application by international human rights courts or panels recognized by the United Nations Organization. Submissions therefore which encourage war, the exercise of violence, fraud, racism or discrimination will not be accepted and eliminated. Similarly, submissions that violate international copyright provisions will be excluded.

For further details of rules and regulations please visit this link .