Microsoft Mobile Challenge for Development

The Microsoft Mobile Challenge for Development encourages you to help contribute to one of the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals by creating a mobile solution designed to meet the needs of people in developing communities and help solve some of the toughest problems facing our world today.

Microsoft is sponsoring a Challenge to encourage innovations for applying mobile technologies for development, specifically around one of the eight United Nations Millennium Development goals.

A panel of 5 judges, selected by Microsoft, will choose three winners, to be announced at the N2Y4 Mobile Conference.

Winners will receive cash awards of $15,000 (first place), $10,000 (second place), and $5,000 (third place) to further develop and implement their ideas.


Non-profit or nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that hold charitable status in their country (equivalent to the 501(c) (3) status as determined by the United States Internal Revenue Service) are eligible to participate in this program.

Eligible organizations operate on a not-for-profit basis and have a mission to benefit the local community.

Projects must to be written for use on the Windows Mobile platform or a universal standard such as SMS which will work across any platform.

Entries submitted by nonprofits must identify one point person over the age of 18 for technical and administrative issues. This person should appear first on the Submission Form.

Key Dates:

  • Submission Form opens: April 21, 11:00am PDT

  • Submission Form closes: May 15, 3:00pm PDT

  • Microsoft Judging: May 16,

  • Winners Announced: May 27, at N2Y4 Conference

    How to Apply:

    Four Easy Steps to Participate:

  • Register at and/or Login

  • Click on Username

  • Click on "Submit a Project to the Project Gallery" under My Project Idea

  • Select "Microsoft" from the Prize Tag menu located below Additional Cause Area Tags on the Submission Form.
    For more information and application, visit: Microsoft Mobile Challenge for Development

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