Huawei HMS App Innovation Contest

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

Competition Regions

  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America
  • China


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

Rules and How to Get Started

1. Sign-up:

Registration & submission:
Deadline, August 30, 2020.

(1) Sign in to HUAWEI Developers with a valid HUAWEI ID (register for a HUAWEI ID if you do not have one, and complete identity verification) 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 us and enter the name of the team you wish to join.
(2) Create your work and integrate HMS Core. For details about HMS Core, please refer to HMS Core.
(3) Click Submit work on the contest details page, enter the app name, ID, and description, and upload the APK and app introduction document.

2. Preliminary:

The judging panel will review the submitted works and select 20 works from each region for the public review and final stages, by September 20, 2020.

3. Public review:

From September 21 to October 4, 2020, shortlisted works will be exhibited for global promotion, on both the contest official website as well as HUAWEI AppGallery. A work’s public rating score is based on its popularity (the number of downloads and votes received).

4. Final:

Each region will hold a separate final in October. The judging panel will rank the 20 shortlisted works according to a comprehensive scoring formula, in which the judging panel and public rating scores are added.


  • This contest is intended for global developers. You only need to register a HUAWEI ID and complete identity verification.
  • 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.
    • (4) A member can apply to join a team or leave a team.
    • (5) The score for a submission to the contest by a team belongs to the team. If a member leaves the team, the score obtained shall belong to the team, rather than the departing member.
  • You will be disqualified in any of the following scenarios:

Requirements for works

  1. Submitted works must integrate at least one HMS Core kit, and run seamlessly on devices that have installed HMS.
  2. Works may use third-party game engines, middleware, open-source software, or code libraries, if authorized in advance by the rights holder.
  3. Contestants must fully comply with HUAWEI Developer Service Agreement and any other applicable terms in other agreements, including but not limited to HUAWEI Developer Merchant Service Agreement, HUAWEI Partner Paid Service Agreement, as well as terms related to the use of AppGallery Connect and HMS Core.
  4. Works that are to be released must fully comply with the release policies for HUAWEI AppGallery.

1. Attachments for submitted works must be in ZIP or RAR format, and cannot exceed 200 MB. Such attachments include the app introduction documents and APKs.
2. Submitted works must integrate HMS Core. Only the team leader’s account can be used to submit works.

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