AppChallenge Rules

Welcome to the #EULife App Challenge. We’re excited to see what apps you’re able to create by using the European Quality of Life Survey open data that Eurofound and the UK Data Service have made available . The full rules are included within our Terms & Conditions, which you will be asked to accept when you submit an entry. We have also tried to answer many common questions on our help page.

#CareerHack AppChallenge Rules

  1. The contest opens on the 1st of July at 9am GMT and closes on 30th September 2015 at 5pm GMT
  2. The minimum age of entry is 16 Years years old at any time between the contest start and the contest end.
  3. To qualify for the Young Person’s Prize you or at least 75% of your team or company must be aged 16-24 years old at any time during the contest period (1st July 2015 to 30th September 2015)
  4. Submissions are open to anyone around the world, except for countries listed on the UK Government’s embargoed list which can be found here.
  5. To enter you will need to download the briefing pack, create an app and video your app working. You should upload your video to Youtube and enter the URL on the entry form. We may ask for the original footage later for marketing purposes.
  6. You can enter as an individual, a team or a legal entity, for example a Limited Company. Whoever is the main contact for your entry should give their contact details on our entry form.
  7. You will need to use the European Quality of Life Survey (Application Programming Interface). Full details are available on the API website and you can ask us questions via twitter @appchallenge.
  8., the challenge administrators have the right to vary these rules and terms and conditions. Our decision is final.
  9. We are not asking for intellectual property rights (IPR) to your idea. However, by entering this contest, you effectively grant us a license to you use your video and app for marketing purposes.
  10. We will be judging your entries based on:
    1. Innovation: Is your app truly innovative? Have we seen this idea before or is it something new.
    2. Impact: How much social impact could your app have on the world? What is its benefit?
    3. The Idea: Often the best ideas are the simple ones and we’re looking for a great idea, well executed.
    4. Production Quality: How well produced is your app? Does it work?
    5. Mash-Up: We’d like to see you use the #EULife data with other data sources. Perhaps something you’re already working on. We believe some of the best ideas come from other areas or mashing up things together.

We reserve the right to change our criteria. We will publish them on this page during the contest.

If you have any further questions please read our FAQ, the detailed Terms & Conditions or tweet us @appchallenge.