Who Knows, Your Phone Can Fly U To Barcelona For Free!

Of Course! Join The Smaato Award

The Smaato Award is searching for outstanding mobile applications and mobile websites and passionate mobile entrepreneurs that lead this new medium with their content offerings. From Smaato’s own experience in the early days of a start-up with a promising new product, there are things that help publishers grow: buzz, connections and media attention and a meeting with a venture capital firm.

The Smaato Award tries to help with all of the above. As a finalist you will be sure to see a panel of outstanding jury of mobile influencers and media czars. Maybe if they like you even more, there is a chance for further media attention and interviews or portraits of your company.

Barcelona! Yes – the world championship of mobile events and conferences: Mobile World Congress 2010. The mothership and hotbed of the mobile economy and the biggest global market place when it comes to making new business and media contacts. Three winners will be invited to fly to Barcelona, join the Smaato booth in Hall 7, get a hotel room and entry tickets – all for free!

As a special award, there is a booth waiting for a lucky winner at MDays 2010, a leading mobile event in Europe, happening in Munich at the end of January. There is an even bigger carrot out there: The winners will meet with four VC partners of investors in mobile media. If you are still looking for funding or feedback from the venture community, we think this is a pretty cool networking opportunity.

When does the competition take place?
Launch: September 9, 2009
Official End: Cut off / Submission end date – October 9th 2009
Winners will be announced – October 15th, 2009

Are there any entry fees?
No, entry to the Smaato Mobile Advertising Award is completely free!

What are the prizes?

  • MWC Barcelona, Spain: free booth participation, flight & hotel
    (two passes, one flight & one double room per winner and category)
  • Booth at M-Days 2010, a leading mobile event & conference in Germany
  • Meetings with four partner level VC’s (each winner)
  • Additional prizes: possibly added later

Are there any categories?

There are three categories this year

  • iPhone (any app or mobile website specifically designed for the iPhone)
  • Mobile website (all browsers or mobile operating systems)
  • Mobile application including games (all other platforms)

The Smaato Award Jury is looking for mobile publishers and developers with an outstanding mobile ad-enabled solution either in-app or mobile web app/widget.

How can publishers and developers join the competition?

The jury will look at: Unique approach, traction in the market, management team, idea, originality and branding to name a few…

Participants provide a short description of their website/application/game and their company. They can upload up to three PDF pages of screenshots and supporting materials for further explanation.
Submission URL:

Who is in the Jury?

The Smaato Award 2009 features a world-class jury of leading influencers in the mobile community:

Bambi Francisco (vator.tv), Bena Roberts (GoMoNews), Caroline Lewko (WIP Mobile Jam), Giselle Tsirulnik (Mobile Marketer), James Cameron (Camerjam/mobile events), Jim Cook (MobiAdNews), Kei Shimada (Infinita, JP), Lubna Dajani (Mobile Monday, NYC), Mark Wächter (Mobile Monday, Germany & BVDW), Matthäus Krzykowski (Venture Beat), Matthew Snyder (ADObjects,Inc), Michelle Sklar (bnetTV), Peggy Anne Salz (MSearchGroove), Ragnar Kruse (Smaato Inc.), Rudy De Waele (dotOpen/mTrends), Timothy Chang (Norwest Venture Partners), Tim Green (Mobile Entertainment, UK), Tomi Ahonen (Author, HKG), Trey Harvin (mobiThinking).


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