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      (mods, this might also be relevant to buisness category)

      Just been announced. It’s a “develop-cool-program-for-Siemens-mobile” yoke. Not exclusively games, but last year there been a number of game submissions, and two games made it into winners (out of total three winners). Mobile games is something that will be huge soon, and they still don’t need too much work to get developed due to the platform’s constraints.

      There’s also a buisness section, open to students and start-ups.

      Here’s the thing they sent around:

      Following last year’s successful cooperation between Sun and Siemens
      Information and Communication Mobile (Siemens mobile) to launch the Java
      Masters award, students worldwide are once again invited to develop
      innovative Java applications. Participants will be asked to create new
      functionalities for Siemens M55, MC60 and SX1 mobile phones. In addition,
      this year’s Business (BIZ) Award, which is an integral part of the “Java
      Masters 2004” competition, will welcome entries from start-up companies as
      well.

      The competition aims to firmly establish Java at universities worldwide,
      motivating young developers to devote time and effort to mobile applications
      and drive innovation across the industry.

      The best Java Application Award is divided into two categories:
      Entertainment and Business applications. Cutting-edge Java applications
      (J2ME) will be developed for the Siemens SX1, MC60 and M55 mobile phones in
      each category. Professional developer tools will be made available by Sun
      and Siemens. Students and pre-market start-up companies are also encouraged
      to participate in the BIZ Award. Judges will seek well-designed business
      concepts and models along with resource-saving programming which are
      particularly important for mobile devices.

      The first prize is a trip to the award ceremony in Munich, Germany,
      including a visit to the Formula One race in Hockenheim, Germany, as well as
      an exclusive Siemens high-end phone. The second prize consists of a Sun
      Blade 150 Workstation and a Siemens high-end phone. The third prize is a
      Siemens high-end phone. The winner of the Business Award prize will gain a
      professional business coaching by a Siemens Mobile Acceleration Investment
      Director.

      In the first Java Masters competition a total of 2,000 students across the
      globe took up the challenge to compete for the award of best mobile Java
      application(s). Around 10,000 followers logged on to the Java Masters
      website to vote for the best application, based on the demos and
      descriptions. Online voters judged the winner to be the game ‘Blazers’, from
      Ukranian student Eugene Yatsenko, who has since signed a contract with
      Siemens.

      To take part in the second Java Masters Competition, participants must
      register on the Website at http://www.javamasters.org http://www.javamasters.org/.
      Judges from technical and marketing divisions from Siemens mobile and Sun
      Microsystems will evaluate the application looking at user friendliness and
      marketability. The application must satisfy all evaluation criteria,
      regardless of whether the application is a new Jump & Run game, a restaurant
      guide or an email client.
      The final date for application submission is 15 March 2004.

      See also: http://www.javamasters.org.

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