NFC Challenge

Submit your idea for the next NFC innovation

In the lead up to Mobile World Congress 2014, we hosted a competition to find the best ideas for an NFC future. We asked you to provide ideas on how you would use mobile NFC technology to improve the way business work and communities interact.

The NFC Challenge is now closed to entries.

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Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4

Entry Criteria

All entries to the NFC Challenge will be judged on four criteria:

  • Use of NFC and mobile technologies: Would this be of value to industry or the community?
  • Innovation: How unique is this idea and to what extent does it demonstrate initiative?
  • Practicability: Can the idea be implemented using current technology?
  • Overall appeal: The excitement and potential presented by the concept

Weekly Innovators

We announced four “weekly innovator” who will receive a different NFC starter pack valued at £500, featuring NFC tags and goodies.

Grand Prize Winner

The grand prize winner will receive a Gold Pass for Mobile World Congress valued at €2,699 and the latest NFC-enabled mobile handset of their choice. The grand prize winner will be announced on 12 February via @GSMA Twitter and on the Mobile World Congress website.

Competition Deadlines

The NFC Challenge opened on Monday 9 December 2013 at 12:01 GMT and closed at 20:00 GMT on Friday 31 January 2014. For more information, read How to Enter, Frequently Asked Questions and Terms and Conditions.

Weekly innovator rounds are open:

Entries Open Entries Close View entries
Round 1 12:01 GMT Monday 9 December 2013 20:00 GMT Friday 13 December 2013 View Round 1 entries
Round 2 12:01 GMT Monday 16 December 2013 20:00 GMT Friday 10 January 2014 View Round 2 entries
Round 3 12:01 GMT Monday 13 January 2014 20:00 GMT Friday 17 January 2014  View Round 3 entries
Round 4 12:01 GMT Monday 20 January 2014 20:00 GMT Friday 24 January  2014  View Round 4 entries
Grand Prize Winner 12:01 GMT Monday 2 December 2013 20:00 GMT Friday 31 January  2014  View all submissions


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