BlackBerry and its former co-CEOs have a long history of giving back to young Canadians interested in the sciences. Today, BlackBerry announced a new mobile development award for the Canada-Wide Science Fair 2014.
The Smartphone App Development Award has three age categories: Junior, Intermediate, and Senior. To be eligible, students must build a mobile application using PhoneGap or Appcelerator that meets BlackBerry’s BB10 UI guidelines. The top winners will receive one-on-one mentorship with a BlackBerry mobile developer expert, a BlackBerry 10 smartphone, and cash prizes.
It’s expected that around 500 scientists will compete in the Canada-Wide Science Fair national championship in Windsor, May 10-17, after winning one of the 102 regional sciences fairs happening across the nation now until April 30th. More information for those interested in participating can be found at the source link.