MTN Business App of the Year – Call for Entries


Upcoming and digital innovators are called to apply for the annual MTN Business App of the Year Awards.

The competition is an annual event intended to mentor and upskill aspiring talents for a career in app development. The MTN Business App Academy will provide a six-week online coding programme.

Three of the top apps will be assisted to develop their apps into full-fledged solutions. The overall winner will win a trip valued at R200,000 to a tech-related event. App developers can submit their entries before 29 September 2020.

The MTN App of the Year Awards is a champion of app development in South Africa; celebrating local talent and out-of-the-box thinkers that drive disruption and change.

App of the Year has entrenched itself as the premier app development competition in the country, and It has  come a long way since the inaugural event in 2012, thanks to the amazing calibre of entrants – some of whom have become household names – and MTN partners partners, whose support makes the magic happen year on year.

The award offers an array of great prizes, massive media exposure and publicity to all of our entrants, finalists and winners.

The full App of the Year Awards category list is:

  • Best Consumer Solution
  • Best Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
  • Best Enterprise Solution
  • Best Incubated Solution
  • Most Innovative Solution
  • Best Health Solution
  • Best Gaming Solution
  • Best Agricultural Solution
  • Best Educational Solution
  • Best Financial Solution
  • Best ‘South African’ App
  • The People’s Choice Award
  • Best Breakthrough Developer (from the MTN Business App Academy)
  • Best Youth App (18 – 26 years of age, from the MTN Business App Academy)
  • (Overall) App of the Year winner

The awards ceremony will be stream lived on 29 October 2020.

Submit your entries HERE



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