OSS World Challenge 2017
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OSS World Challenge 11th


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Competition description

“Open Source Software World Challenge 2016” is the annual competition hosted by The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of Korea. This competition is mainly intended to promote open source software and expand various exchanges among open source software developers all over the world.

International participants are exclusively allowed to submit any open source software developed within the past year, even if they received a prize from another competition for it.
In addition, even projects over one year old will be accepted, if they have been significantly improved recently.
There is no limit for the number of team members.


Freestyle unlimited competition of open source software development.

Two Korean Enterprises (Samsung and LG) and Microsoft offer the prizes for their own projects.

Eligibility Criteria

This competition is open to anyone. If you are under the age of 12, you must obtain permission from your parent/guardian before you enter this competition.

You may provide us with personal information if you wish to enter this competition. We will only use your personal details for the purpose of administering this competition, and will not publish them, or provide them to any third party.

Judging Criteria

The criteria for judging all submissions includes broad applicability and potential impact, novelty, technical depth, demo suitability, and other miscellaneous factors (e.g., maturity, popularity etc.). Student-led efforts are particularly encouraged.

Subjects of development

Submitted developments should be opened complying with OSS License Policies (e.g. GPL and LGPL).

As long as the source code of the project is open, other operating systems can be used.

Prize details

Grade Amount
Grand prize Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of Korea $5,000USD
Gold prize National IT Industry Promotion Agency $3,000USD
Silver prize Korea Open Source Software Association $2,000USD
Enterprise project
Samsung Electronics prize Application for Tizen or Z/ gear (Mobile or wearable) Korean5,000,000 won
(About $ 4,400 USD April 19th )
LG Electronics prize Software for Internationalization Korean2,000,000 won
(About $ 1,760 USD April 19th )
Microsoft prize Open source application service based on Window Azure Korean5,000,000 won
(About $ 4,400 USD April 19th )
Red Hat Cloud management system based on Open Stack platform Korean2,000,000 won
(About $ 1,760 USD April 19th )

Winners will be notified via email on November 18th . 2016.

Awards and prize money will be sent to the winners by December 23rd , 2016.

Participants who complete a final submission will receive certificates by the end of 2016.


Open Source Software World Challenge 2016 Secretariat

- Tel: +82-70-7730-7784

- E-mail: opensourceawards@osskorea.org

- Homepage: www.ossaward.org

Hosted by : The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of Korea

Organized by : NIPA ( National IT Industry Promotion Agency)

Operated by : KOSSA ( Korea Open Source Software Association)