Looks like Samsung is putting a lot of programs in place for developers these days. They’re running a contest called Innovation Quest and you can stand to win a a huge chunk of prize money that totals almost €240,000!!
Here are the details if you’re interested:
Welcome to the Professional category of the Samsung Innovation Quest 07/08
Individual developers, Teams/Groups of developers and application developing companies.
Guidelines & Contest Timeline:
1 October 2007 : Samsung IQ launch / Entry submission starts.
Entrants are expected to attach a presentation file (ideally within 5 pages of a Microsoft PowerPoint file) which explains the application idea that is to be implemented on a Open OS (S60 version 3.2, Windows mobile 6 and Linux) platform based mobile device
23 November 2007 : Entry submission deadline
7 December 2007 : Final round entrants announced
10 – 14 March 2008 : Final demonstration period
Finalists are expected to demonstrate a 30 minute presentation(A working prototype is compulsory)
24 March 2008: Prize winners announced
Late-March 2008 : Prize award ceremony
Remember, all entries and submissions must be in English!
The Professional section is an open topic competition, which means a solution in any category in the mobile telecommunications industry may be submitted.
Depending upon the caliber of entries received by the Sponsor in the Professional section of the Samsung IQ Contest for 07/08, Samsung Electronics intends to award the following prizes:-
Gold Prize: € 50,000
Silver Prize: € 40,000
Bronze Prize: € 30,000
More here: www.samsungiq.com