Organisers of the International CES event have announced a new "Mobile Apps Showdown" competition for the 2011 expo in January, 2011.
Nominations for the competition have already opened, with submissions due to be judged by "a panel of tech experts". The final round of judging will occur live at CES itself, via an audience "applause-o-meter" and an online vote.
Submissions are not limited by content and will be organised into five categories, with software for Apple products, Android, Blackberry, Nokia and Palm’s Web OS all being accepted. Early entries will also earn a $200 saving on the $1,000 submission fee.
A total of 25 semi-finalists will be selected by Living in Digital Times founder and president Robin Raskin, with visitors also being able to vote online.
"There are more than 185,000 mobile apps available that can help us do everything from finding restaurants to finding your parked car in a crowded shopping mall," said Raskin.
"This exciting competition will give mobile app developers access to the world’s largest technology platform, the International CES," he added.
The winner of the inaugural Mobile Apps Showdown live vote in 2010 was Clixtr, which is used to create real-time event photo streams. The winner of the online vote was Gwabbit, an automatic e-mail contact management system.
Further information can be found at the official website.