Who can enter: This challenge is open to both individuals, and teams of any size. Any participants (whether entering individually or as part of a team) under the age of 18 will need to provide a signed parent/guardian consent form in order for their app to be considered. The form is available here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/app_challenge_consent_form.pdf
Once the parent/guardian has filled out the form, he/she should scan it and upload it as part of the submission (in the “Upload a file” section on the “Submission” page).
- Submission Period and Process: Individuals/teams can submit their app on equalfutures.challenge.gov until January 19th, 2013 at 12:00am EDT. Individuals/teams should submit screenshots or video of their working app as well as a link to the app. Individuals/teams whose app will be hosted in an app store must submit the app to the store by January 19, 2013 at 12:00am EDT. Please provide continuous access to the app, a detailed description of the app, and system requirements required to run the app.
- Acceptable platforms: Apps may be designed for internet browsers, smartphones, feature phones, or as native Windows or Macintosh applications.
- Prizes and Award Ceremony: There is no financial prize or award ceremony for this challenge. Notable entries will be highlighted on the White House website and in the White House blog.
- No White House logo: Apps must not use the White House logo or official seal and must not claim endorsement.
- Security: Apps must be free of malware. You agree that the White House may conduct testing on the app to determine whether malware or other security threats may be present. The White House may refuse to consider an app if, in its judgment, the app may damage government or others’ equipment or operating environment.
- Copyright: By entering the App Challenge, you/your team represent and warrant that you are the sole author and copyright owner of the submission; that the submission is your original work, or if the submission is a work based on an existing application, that you have acquired appropriate rights; and that the submission does not infringe upon any copyright or upon any other third party rights of which you/your team are aware.
- Section 508 Compliance: The White House considers universal accessibility to information a priority for all individuals, including individuals with disabilities. Apps should therefore meet or exceed Section 508 accessibility and usability standards. For further assistance and information, see: Making content that meets Mobile Web Best Practices also meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
- Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the App Challenge constitutes your/your team's consent to the White House’s and its agents’ use of video and screenshots of the app, a link to the app, and other information about the app, as well as your name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, and/or hometown and state information for promotional purposes through any form of media, worldwide, without payment or consideration.