Entrants must be or have been enrolled in at least one class at either UNM or CNM from August 1 through December 31, 2019. An unofficial transcript from UNM or CNM will be from finalists.
Mobile Application Requirements
An eligible submission is defined as follows: “an unpublished mobile application that functions (i.e. loads or installs and runs on a mobile device), and is submitted by the deadline of January 5, 2020 at 11:59PM."
Apps will be judged in two stages. The first stage is a review by the IT technical team according to the technical score parameters below. The top ten technical finalists will advance to the second stage for the live demonstration in front of the judges, where those apps will be scored according to the presentation score below. The final score that determines first, second and third place will be the combination of the technical score, the extra points, plus the presentation score.
Technical Score (prefilled by the technical reviewers)
|Architecture and planning in coding||5||10||15||20||25|
|Documentation in the form of README file, code commenting, documentation of APIs, libraries or feeds||5||10||15||20||25|
|Security awareness for the app||5||10||15||20||25|
|Testing produced a working app on a mobile device||5||10||15||20||25|
Extra Technical Points
Contestants are highly encouraged to earn extra points in the following ways:
- Up to 15 extra credit points – Submit a plan utilizing Adobe XD, the all-in-one UX/UI solution for designing websites, mobile apps, and more. This plan needs to be turned in by midnight November 30th, 2019. The starter version can be downloaded free here.
- 5 extra credit points - Use open data in the app.
Presentation Score (Presentation Day Judge Scoring)
|Definition and analysis of problem addressed by app and adherence to Mobile Apps Mission Statement||5||10||15||20||25|
|Originality and coherence in design and experience||5||10||15||20||25|
|Functionality and features found in the app||5||10||15||20||25|
|Professionalism in communication and presentation||5||10||15||20||25|
Code submissions will be collected sharing access to your online coding repository (e.g. Github, Bitbucket, etc) that contain the following:
- A README text document with the application title, contact information, description of the app, test accounts or other access information, short bio on the developer(s)/team, other supporting information
- 3 screen shots of the application running on a device
- Recorded demonstration of the app that will be used for your presentation day presentation
If your application does not have source code available to you, talk to us about your project and we will work with you on the submission process.
For complete details please see the Contest Submission Process page.
Judging & Winners
After submitting your app, finalists will be contacted to schedule a Presentation Day session, where you will give a short pitch for your app and ideas to judges. NOTE: you will have 8-minutes ONLY for presentation, and 4-minutes ONLY for Q&A by the judges. You will be TIMED!!!! There will be a timer in the front row so that you can see how much time you have remaining for these two activities. You will NOT be allowed to exceed the allotted time. You will not be allowed to continue presenting during your Q&A allotment of time. Judges will score based on the above parameters and then deliberate for final scoring. All Presentation Day participants will be required to attend the Awards Ceremony, which follows the last presentation at Presentation Day at approximately 4:00 pm.
Intellectual Property and Ownership
We intend that the intellectual and commercial property right remain with the entrants and winners. However, we ask to have rights to use images, names and screen shots for marketing and promotional purposes.
If you have questions or technical challenges. Please contact email@example.com by email and your question can be answered, clarified or forwarded to a subject matter expert for follow up.