Gospel App & Game Contest
New for 2014, the LDSTech-sponsored Gospel App & Game Development Contest culminates at the LDSTech Conference2014.
LDSTech encourages developers of all levels and abilities to join in this contest to Create*Something*Worthy. From mazes to "where are we?" to "scripture golf", if you have an idea for a gospel or Church related software application, now is the time to make it happen!
Categories and Awards
Apps and Games may be developed for Apple, Android, Windows, or online platforms in the following categories:
Awards, prizes, and recognition will be offered for each category, plus additional awards for teen, senior, and first time creators. And of course, there's the personal satisfaction you'll receive from your accomplishment!
Since the gospel is infinite, so are the possibilities for gospel-related applications and games. See the idea and wish list page for specific starter ideas (or to add ideas for apps you'd like to see).
Find ideas from existing popular apps and improve them -- "create something worthy".
What kinds of games and apps could help you, your children, your grandchildren, or others:
have gospel-oriented fun?
enjoy graphic-violence-free leisure and play time?
serve more effectively?
connect with gospel and Church themes rather than worldly themes?
Contest Updates. Please visit this page periodically for updates to Rules and Processes.
Submit your app between September 15 and October 10, 2014. Note, if you have not Registered by September 1, the Submission process captures the same needed information.
Copies of your app must be sufficiently available for judging and for demoing at the LDSTech Conference.
Availability. The App must not be commercially available prior to May 1, 2014, although it may be a “significant” upgrade to a version available prior to 5/1/2014.
Attendance. You are not required to attend the LDSTech Conference in order to be eligible or to win. But you do attend, you will need register. Rooms will be available if you'd like to demonstrate your creation.
No Church membership data is allowed.
Appropriate Copyright and Licensing for Third Party Intellectual Property, including Church-owned or licensed property, is required.
Do not use music which has been licensed to the Church.
No malware or other inappropriate content is allowed.
You must adhere to the Rights and Use Information (Updated 2/21/2012).
The creator of the application retains ownership and will not be asked to transfer ownership to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The App may need to include a disclaimer of ownership by or affiliation with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Please see the Disclaimer Section on the Contest FAQ.
You are not allowed to use the Church’s name or LDSTech to endorse your application.
For additional questions, visit our FAQ page.
There is also a Forum dedicated to the contest for discussing the contest with others.
Direct all questions to
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