Hi,

Fukuoka Ruby Award comes again!

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                    Fukuoka Ruby Award 2010
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Fukuoka Prefecture aims to ensure the further development of software 
industry in Fukuoka by supporting activities of Ruby-based businesses 
and become the world's largest hub of Ruby business.

The Government of Fukuoka Prefecture Japan, together with the Fukuoka 
Ruby Business Hub Promotion Committee, is excited to announce the 
opening of the 2010 Fukuoka Ruby Award Competition.

The Fukuoka Ruby Award aims to promote business activities using 
cutting-edge Ruby programming language, raise public awareness of the 
growing software industry in Fukuoka, and to contribute to the 
expansion and utility of Ruby language around the world.


*Schedule & Application deadline
Period for acceptance : From 1 September 2009 To 20 November 2009
All entries must arrive by 17:00 on 20 November 2009 (Pacific Time)

*Eligibility
System and new business model, activities for prevalence taking
advantage of the feature of Ruby, which developed within the past 1 year.

*Qualification requirements
Enterprise, organization or individual (including voluntary association)
In case of jointly-developed, apply representative person.

*Application fee
Free of charge

*Selection Committee - Procedures
Fukuoka Ruby Business Hub Promotion Committee
Fukuoka Prefectural government

*Prize
1)Grand Prize (One Award)
Certificate of Commendation, Trophy, 1 million yen (supplementary prize)

2)Outstanding Performance Award (Up to 3 Awards)
Certificate of Commendation, Trophy, 100 thousand yen (supplementary prize)

3)Encouraging Award (Up to 3 Awards) *for only enterprises in Fukuoka
Certificate of Commendation

4)Special Award (Some numbers) 
Certificate of Commendation


*Submissions
Complete the application form on the designated website.
As for details, please refer to the designated website.

Fukuoka Ruby Award Website
   http://www.f-rubyaward.com/index_en.html


*Contact
Fukuoka Ruby Business Hub Promotion Committee
7-7, Higashi Koen, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-city, Japan
E-mail: info / f-rubyaward.com
(For future correspondence or any other queries, please contact us by
email.)