The Tasmanian government is asking IT developers, companies, individuals and enthusiasts to create smartphone and tablet apps that showcase our sometimes forgotten island state.
Tasmania’s Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology, David O’Byrne, has announced the GoSouth App Awards with a first prize of $10,000 for the winning business entry and $4000 for the individual winner.
“We have a number of Tasmanian ICT developers seeing success in this new industry and we are working hard to encourage and develop new local jobs in this growth area,” Minister O’Byrne said in a statement.
“The GoSouth App Awards isn’t just helping to support our local ICT developers, but it’s also helping to showcase and highlight Tasmania, its resources, people, capabilities and environment.”
Mr O’Byrne said the entries will be presented to a panel of judges representing key Tasmanian digital stakeholder groups, with a first prize of $10,000 for the winning business entry and individual entry prize of $4,000.
ICT is identified as a priority sector in the government’s Economic Development Plan, said O’Byrne.
“The NBN is already making a huge difference here in Tasmania, opening the Tasmanian economy up to the world and growing local business.
“We are uniquely placed to build on the potential of the digital economy through supporting our wealth of local talent and taking advantage of the competitive advantages the NBN gives Tasmania,” he said.