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The Huawei HMS App Innovation Contest

Deadline: August 30, 2020

The Huawei HMS App Innovation Contest aims to inspire global developers to leverage HMS open capabilities to create innovative apps, bringing smart life services to Huawei device users in 170+ countries and regions.


Huawei has set aside US$1 million from the Shining Star Program as prize money for the contest. Up to US$200,000 will be allocated for the following award winners in each participating region:

  • US$15,000 each for 5 Best App

  • US$15,000 each for 3 Best Game

  • US$15,000 each for 3 Best Social Impact App

  • US$5,000 each for 1 Most Popular Ap

  • US$2,500 each for 12 Honorable Mention

Winners are also eligible for a treasure trove of enticing incentives:

  • HUAWEI AppGallery promotional resources

  • Huawei cloud resources

Competition regions

The contest will be held in Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, and China, respectively.


  • This contest is intended for global developers. You only need to register a HUAWEI ID.

  • You may not participate in the contest if you are under the age of 18.

  • Employees of Huawei and its affiliates, and their immediate relatives, are not eligible to participate in the contest.

  • You can participate in the contest on your own, or as part of a team. All members of the team must belong to the same competition region.

Rules for setting up a team: (1) Each contestant is only eligible to join only one team. (2) Each team can have no more than 3 members. (3) Each team should have a team leader, who is responsible for team management, such as inviting or deleting members, and submitting works.


Judges will review works on the basis of the following framework:

1. Business value: Has substantial commercial potential, with sustainable business models that indicate clear market positioning and a target user base.

2. Design, technology, and user experience: Features a distinctive visual design that incorporates user-friendly characteristics, and meets universal user requirements for a stable, responsive, broadly compatible, and privacy-conducive app.

3 Innovativeness: Comes endowed with innovative design and/or technological attributes, which represent a clear improvement over those in existing apps.

4. Social value: Benefits society at large, by improving the allocation of public services, or addressing social problems. This can involve enriching the lives of individual users or facilitating industry-wide development, and span a wide range of fields, such as health care, education, transportation, the economy, and the environment.

Registration & submission:

(1) Sign in to HUAWEI Developers with a valid HUAWEI ID (register for a HUAWEI ID if you do not have one) and click Sign up. If you are a team leader, click New team and enter the team information. If you are a team member, click Join team and enter the name of the team you wish to join. (2) Create your work and integrate HMS open capabilities. For details, please refer to HMS Core and AppGallery Connect. (3) Click Submit work on the contest details page, enter the app name, ID, and description, and upload the APK and app introduction document.


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