Until recently, TVs have needed help from other devices in order to run software applications. But finally, Samsung is making TV's smarter, with its Samsung Apps line of televisions and Blu-ray devices, which can download, install, and run apps natively.  Samsung Apps is built into all Samsung 2010 Blu-ray players, Blu-ray Home Theater Systems, and the majority of TVs 40 inches and larger.  For the first time, distributing content to TVs is as easy as creating an app!

To celebrate the release of the Samsung TV Application software development kit (SDK) for this industry-leading line of TVs and Blu-Ray devices, Samsung is offering over €500,000 in cash and prizes for the individuals or teams that develop the best looking, most brilliantly conceived, and most functional apps. Developers will retain all intellectual property ownership for their submissions, while having the opportunity to reach millions of people through their television sets.

The Challenge is open to all UK, German, and French residents (who must enter their submission in their respective country's competition), as well as all legally-registered organisations domiciled in the EU. Each software application may only be entered in one of the three territories.

The Challenge is split into three territories -- UK, Germany, and France -- and there are seperate prizes for each territory. There are seperate rules for each of the three countries. Each software application can only be entered into one territory. By entering the challenge, the developers must agree to the content license agreement on www.samsungdforum.com/eu, giving Samsung the right to place the application into Samsung Apps and agreeing to the 70:30 revenue share if the application is monetized.

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Prizes

$500,000 in prizes

UK First Prize

€75,000 in cash

France First Prize

€75,000 in cash

Germany First Prize

€75,000 in cash

UK Second Prize

€30,000 in cash

France Second Prize

€30,000 in cash

Germany Second Prize

€30,000 in cash

UK Third Prizes (3)

€7,500 in cash each

France Third Prizes (3)

€7,500 in cash each

Germany Third Prizes (3)

€7,500 in cash each

UK Popular Choice Awards (3)

Samsung LED 9000 TV

Samsung Blu-ray Disc Player

France Popular Choice Awards (3)

Samsung LED 9000 TV

Samsung Blu-ray Disc Player

Germany Popular Choice Awards (3)

Samsung LED 9000 TV

Samsung Blu-ray Disc Player

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

1) During the Submission Period, Visit the Samsung D Forum at: http://www.samsungdforum.com/eu

2) Register, agree to all terms, and download the Samsung TV Application Software Development Kit (SDK) by clicking the "SDK and Tools" link on the left column

3) Create your software application using the Samsung TV Application SDK, and upload it to the Samsung D Forum website at http://www.samsungdforum.com/eu so that it may begin the Samsung QA and approval process

4) Visit the Submit Application form on this site, where you must register a ChallengePost account, and submit a video of your application, text description, at least one photograph of your working software application, and your Samsung D Forum ID Number.

Judges

Pollyanna Woodward

Pollyanna Woodward

David Song

David Song

Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths

Roberto Mauro

Roberto Mauro

Stéphane Cotte

Stéphane Cotte

François Sorel

François Sorel

SangWon Byun

SangWon Byun

Andre Schneider

Andre Schneider

Jürgen Sewczyk

Jürgen Sewczyk

Hadrian Baumann

Hadrian Baumann

Jon Naughton Green

Jon Naughton Green

Judging Criteria

  • Visual Appeal
    The application's visual appeal
  • Idea Quality
    The quality of the idea behind the application
  • Implementation
    The implementation of the idea

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