Do you have or know of a great food app designed for mobile devices? Toque Magazine is now accepting entries for its second annual awards event. Toque’s 2012 Food App Awards, which takes place December 7, 2012, will bestow a Best Overall Food App award as well as 15 additional awards in categories including Best Value, Best Design, Best Cooking and Best Social. Apps can be entered directly on the toquemag site. Cost to enter a single app is free; $75 per app thereafter.
After a first round of internal judging, a list of finalists will be announced. Then an outside panel of judges will test and score each app based on pre-defined criteria. The winners will be announced at a social media event on December 7, 2012.
“This is truly the year of food and drink apps,” says Erika Kotite, owner and editor of Toque. “Apple’s App Store created a category for food and drink apps last July and there are so many innovative contenders within this realm. We want to encourage that innovation by awarding the ones that really stand out.”
Last year, 42 Restaurants received the Best Overall award as well as 2 others—Best Restaurant and Best Design. Other winners last year include Cellar, OpenTable and Eat St.
Submissions are welcome from developers as well as restaurants, chefs or business owners. Apps must be available in the U.S. and must be in English (or have an English version). Both free apps and paid apps are eligible. Entering one app is free; each subsequent app entry is $75. Apps should be in their most current version and can run on any standard mobile platform.
Deadline for entries is November 2, 2012. Finalists will be announced November 9. The winning apps will be announced during a Twitter event on December 7.
For more information or to enter, visit http://www.toquemag.com/2012-food-app-awards