If you are a developer in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, Facebook Bots for Messenger Challenge is a contest you should definitely enter. You could win up to $20,000, Facebook mentorship a Gear VR, a mobile phone and much more. Submissions have started today, the 25th of February and it will run through the 28th of April this year. If you are more of a team worker, a maximum number of 3 persons is also allowed to take up this challenge.
There are three categories for choosing winners who are able to create the most innovative bots on Messenger. They are:
- Gaming and Entertainment
- Productivity and Utility
- Social Good
Facebook is organizing the Bots for Messenger Challenge in its effort to promote innovations on different platforms across Africa and the Middle East.
Terms & Conditions, Prizes of Facebook Bots for Messenger Challenge
As seen on the contest page, below are the prizes to be won:
From each region (i) Middle East and North Africa; and
(ii) Sub-Saharan Africa, 30 finalist teams (10 from each category) will win a Gear VR and mobile phone, one hour of Facebook mentorship, and up to $40,000 USD in tools and services from FbStart, a Facebook program designed to help early stage mobile startups build and grow their bots.
Note: All student teams or indivdiual student entrants who make it to the finals will win an additional $2,000 USD (students will be verified against their registration via their government accredited school email accounts).
Runner Up Teams
For each region (i) Middle East and North Africa; and (ii) Sub-Saharan Africa; 3 runner up teams (1 from each category) will win $10,000 USD and 3 months of Facebook mentorship (1 hour per month).
For each region (i) Middle East and North Africa; and (ii) Sub-Saharan Africa; 3 winning teams (1 from each category) will win $20,000 USD and 3 months of Facebook mentorship (1 hour per month).
To register and for full terms and conditions, visit the Facebook Bots for Messenger Challenge page here,
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