14 yr old boy wins state wide competition

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Frogman, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Frogman
    OP

    Frogman This could be you!

    Member
    765
    22
    Sep 20, 2009
    Aus
    The NSW government recently held a competition called Apps4nsw where the aim was to create a concept or actual app (for iphone) to help out tourists and local residents.

    The total Prize Pool was $100000 AUD (roughly 815000 USD) and the award for best idea came to a young boy from Newcastle and out of over 300 ideas state wide competing against kids and adults alike he won.
    Though the idea cant be revealed as of yet for copyright reasons i can tell you who won

    (yours truly) [​IMG] [​IMG]

    and i won $3000

    XP
     
  2. GundamXXX

    GundamXXX Ergo Ego

    Member
    1,140
    19
    Sep 25, 2007
    Australia
    Gratz!

    Hope you spend the money wiseley!

    My bankacc number is.... xD
     
  3. NDStemp

    NDStemp GBAtemp?! No! NDStemp

    Member
    627
    0
    Aug 30, 2008
    Canada
    Canada, Ontario
    Whoa, congrats man! Will I be using your app sometime? :]
    I never win contests. qq.
     
  4. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

    Member
    2,194
    7
    Mar 7, 2009
    Earth
    Congratulations!
    Good job on winning $3000

    So is the app just like a tourist guide?
     
  5. DeadLocked

    DeadLocked Bi-Winning.

    Member
    1,368
    40
    Aug 18, 2008
    Britland
    well done [​IMG]
     
  6. worlok375

    worlok375 GBAtemp's prince

    Member
    1,005
    1
    Feb 17, 2009
    United States
    Good job.
     
  7. Thoob

    Thoob LOLmonade.

    Member
    1,126
    0
    May 28, 2009
    Scotland
    Well done! I don't understand how you only won $3,000 out of the $100,000 pool? Don't you mean $10,000?
     
  8. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

    Supervisor
    9,992
    -1
    Jan 7, 2009
    Belgium
    This planet
    You probably mean 10,000, not 100,000
    Also, 100,000 AUD = only 81,760 USD [​IMG]
     
  9. BobTheJoeBob

    BobTheJoeBob The most optimistic person on the temp. :)

    Member
    1,691
    18
    Aug 2, 2009
    London
    You say your from Newcastle but your profile says your from Australia. Anyway, congratulations! spend the money wisely.
     
  10. playallday

    playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

    Member
    3,773
    9
    May 23, 2008
    Canada
    [@N@[)@
    .
     
    Last edited by playallday, Jun 23, 2015
  11. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Banned
    6,671
    10
    Jul 28, 2008
    Belgium
    Riviera
    Wow, congrats mate! I hope you'll spend the money wisely (ie: give some of it to me so I can buy myself a Pandora or a 3DS when it's out [​IMG])
     
  12. Frogman
    OP

    Frogman This could be you!

    Member
    765
    22
    Sep 20, 2009
    Aus
    ? newcastle is in australia?
     
  13. BobTheJoeBob

    BobTheJoeBob The most optimistic person on the temp. :)

    Member
    1,691
    18
    Aug 2, 2009
    London
    What!? I live in England and there's a New Castle here, so when you said New Castle I thought of England. [​IMG] Just ignore what I said.
     
  14. Dter ic

    Dter ic ~

    Member
    1,757
    45
    Feb 19, 2009
    HORRAY CONGRATS [​IMG]
     
  15. ~De arimasu

    ~De arimasu GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    102
    0
    Apr 30, 2008
    There's more than one Newcastle in the world [​IMG] It's a bit like Birmingham is in Alabama and Manchester is in New Hampshire.
     
  16. heavyknight

    heavyknight GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    186
    0
    Dec 9, 2009
    United States
    Don't forget Springfield.

    Ontopic - Grats
     
  17. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Member
    2,786
    208
    Sep 9, 2006
    Senegal
    Congratulations [​IMG]