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Apple Design Awards 2004

Recognizing excellence in the Apple technical community

Announcing the Ninth Annual Apple Design Awards, recognizing technical excellence and outstanding achievement in Application Software, QuickTime Content, and new for 2004—Performance Demos. The Apple Design Awards are presented annually at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, where the Mac technical community gathers to hone skills and learn best practices for delivering outstanding products with Apple technologies.

If you have worked hard to create a best of class product that showcases Apple’s platform and technologies, don’t miss this opportunity to be recognized by Apple in front of your peers and the press.

New in 2004. In addition to the new Performance Demo contest, this year there are new categories in both the QuickTime Content and Application Software contests, an expanded list of countries eligible to enter, and the option to submit electronically. And best of all, for the first time ever, winners in all categories, except the Student category, get to choose their own prize; either the stunning 17-inch PowerBook G4 or the groundbreaking 64-bit Power Mac G5.



Apple Design Awards

Apple Design Awards for Application Software

This contest recognizes excellence and outstanding achievement in software design on Mac OS X in the areas of platform innovation, user experience, technology adoption, performance optimizations, and the use of Open Source. Review the category descriptions in the Official Contest Rules to ensure you choose the one best matched to your entry.

The Application Software categories are:

  • Best Product New to Mac OS
  • Most Innovative Mac OS X Product
  • Best Mac OS X User Experience
  • Best Mac OS X Technology Adoption
  • Best Mac OS X Open Source Product
  • Best Mac OS X Server Solution
  • Best Mac OS X Entertainment Product
  • Best Mac OS X Scientific Computing Solution
  • Best Mac OS X Student Product

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Apple Design Awards for QuickTime Content

This contest recognizes technical excellence in authoring, outstanding production value, advanced encoding quality, innovation, and ease of use in content navigation. See Official Contest Rules for details.

The QuickTime Content categories are:

  • Best QuickTime Content for Promotion
  • Best QuickTime Content for Education
  • Best QuickTime Content for Entertainment

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Apple Design Awards for Performance Demos

This new contest showcases the performance of shipping products on Apple hardware and software, and products that demonstrate Apple hardware and software technologies in a unique, unexpected, and awe-inspiring manner. See Official Contest Rules for details.

The Performance Demos categories are:

  • Best Performance Demo for a Shipping Product
  • Most Innovative Apple Technology Performance Demo

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Eligible Countries: The Apple Design Awards contests are open to developers in the following countries: United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, People’s Republic of China, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.