How to Enter
To enter you must first register on the website to take part.
Before entering, make sure you meet the eligibility criteria here.
Step 1: Register
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Step 2: The Appathon
The Appathon will aim to inspire Participants in a workshop environment to develop their solution further and give Participants help, support and guidance from the Organisers. All Participants will be invited by email soon after the registration closes.
Step 3: Preliminary Summary Document Entry
The Preliminary Summary Document is a document that briefly describes your Team’s planned Software Design submission and the basic intent of your application, and summarises the solution’s unique features and how it addresses the competition theme “to raise business awareness amongst SMEs of climate change requirements, measure progress towards carbon reduction, or assist SMEs in either carbon management or enhanced energy efficiency.” This document must inform the Judges about your project.
The Preliminary Summary Document must be submitted as an electronic document which meets the following eight (8) requirements:
- You or your Team is required to use the Preliminary Summary Template as a template.
- The Preliminary Summary Document must be a minimum of 600 characters including spaces.
- You must provide a name for your project and it must be clearly labeled within the Preliminary Summary Document
- The content of the Preliminary Summary must explain how your solution address the Competition theme and issues
- The Preliminary Summary and file name must be submitted in the English language. If a translator is needed, you are responsible to procure and to make use of one.
- The Preliminary Summary may include images and diagrams if you feel it better conveys your message. However, images are not required for the Preliminary Summary and, if included, will not impact your ability to advance to the finals. A text overview is sufficient.
- Your Preliminary Summary must identify any elements of your solution which you plan to use but you did not create yourselves. Please read the copyright note below for more information.
- The file format must be either a .DOC, .DOCX or .PDF, .RTF or .TXT file. This option does not allow .JPEG submission files.
Important note about Copyright: You or your Team’s entire entry for the duration of this Competition must only include material (including source code – both open source and third party sourced, user interface, music, video or images) that you own or that you have permission from the copyright/trademark owner to use. Your entry may not include copyrighted materials (such as source code, user interface, background music, images or video) unless you own or have permission to use the materials. “Ownership” is not defined as purchasing a CD at a music store for replay, playing a copyright recording on your guitar or repurposing an application’s user interface - your entry will be disqualified if copyrighted materials, including but not limited to these examples, are a part of your entry without appropriate licensing or permissions. If you do use permissible copyrighted materials, you must include the permissions information by citing the artist/creator and license information in the Software Design Preliminary Summary. Note that even material released under sites such as Creative Commons, common open source code licenses, and other similar licensing may need permission or acknowledgement as per the specific license.
The closing date for entering a Preliminary Summary Document is Sunday 10 June 2012.
Entry FormPreliminary Summary Document Template
Step 4: Finals
A panel of expert judges from the Organisers will judge all Preliminary Summary Documents using the Judging Criteria defined here and will announce the Teams that will progress to the Finals Event. Good luck!
“This is a great example of Scotland’s public and private sectors working together to develop creative, practical and effective solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions”
Stewart Stevenson MSP
Environment and Climate Change Minister for Scotland
“The EnviroApp competition should produce another useful engagement tool, building on the impact of the Envirowheel.”
BT Scotland Director
“This is a chance for Scotland to showcase its commitment to the climate change agenda as well as its innovative software developer community on a global stage.”
Convenor of the Digital Participation Action Group (DPAG)
“We hope the cream of Scotland's software developers will step up to the mark and come up with something truly innovative.”
Chief Executive of SSE and convener of Scotland's 2020 Climate Group
“I am sure we will be able to count on Scotland’s developer community to produce some great offerings that will engage businesses and stimulate engagement in the climate change agenda.”
Director, Scotland, Wales & UK Local Government, Microsoft
“The App will be an excellent opportunity to add another dimension to the work of the SERES partners, providing an additional way for businesses to access information and support.”
Chair of the SERES Partnership