A centerpiece of Apple’s annual
Worldwide Developers Conference
is the Apple Design Awards. The event gives Apple an opportunity to recognize software developers that have risen above the rest to provide a superlative experience for Macintosh users.
Now in its eighth year, the Apple Design Award changes a little bit for 2003. Apple has revealed plans to break the event into two separate contests — one for application software, the other for QuickTime content.
The Apple Design Awards for Application Software recognize innovation, Mac OS X look and feel, maximum use of Apple technologies, and new and exciting high-quality products. New to this year’s awards is the Server Solution category. All told, one winner and one runner up will be chosen in each category including:
Best Mac OS X Product
Best Mac OS X Student Product
Best Mac OS X User Experience
Best Mac OS X Technology Adoption
Best Mac OS X Use of Open Source
Best Mac OS X Server Solution
Most Innovative Mac OS X Product
New to this year’s WWDC, the Apple Design Awards for QuickTime Content recognize technical excellence in authoring, outstanding production value, encoding quality, innovation and ease of use in content navigation.
The Apple Design Awards for QuickTime Content recognize technical excellence in authoring, outstanding production value, advanced encoding quality, innovation, and ease of use in content navigation. As with the Application Software awards, one winner and one runner up will be chosen in each category including:
Best QuickTime Content created by an Individual
Best QuickTime Content created by a Company
Best QuickTime Content created by a Student
Apple must receive submissions for the Application Software awards by 5PM on Tuesday, April 15, 2003. Entries for the QuickTime Content category must be received by 5PM on Thursday, May 15, 2003.
For more details or to register your entry for consideration, please visit the Web site at the link above.