Victor Kapra, juror at Mobile Shopping Application Awards, a competition launched by MasterCard

e-Commerce, Mobile

Victor Kapra, Romanian online and social media consultant and blogger specializing in new technologies & web, is Romania’s representative in the jury of Mobile Application Awards, a competition initiated by MasterCard. The other members of the jury are Dragan Petric (Croatia), Balazs Koren and Balazs Horvath (Hungary), Cenk Tarhan and Ersin Akman (Turkey), Jan Laska, Jan Matura and Lubos Srb (Czech Republic and Slovakia), Grzegorz Marczak,  Konstanty Młynarczyk  and Michal Gruszka (Poland),  Nickolay Turubar, Sergey Malenkovich and Victor Zaykovsky (Russia) and Igor Andrensek (Slovenia).

Applicants can submit their entries until January 10th 2013.

MasterCard launched the new competition to recognize the best available mobile shopping applications in nine countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey. The initiative aims to reward the top performers and showcase the most innovative applications in the mobile shopping space.

In 2013, 9 countries will participate to this competition, namely the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Russia and Turkey. MasterCard Mobile Shopping Application Awards will recognize the best mobile applications that allow users to browse and optionally purchase products or services. Mobile applications that are already publicly available in the official languages of the 9 countries launching the awards may enter the competition and must be available on at least one of the following platforms: iOs, Android, Windows Phone.

The three top applications across all of the 9 participating countries, as well as the top three applications in each market, will be awarded with a trophy, a certificate and the right to use “Winner of MasterCard Mobile Shopping Application Awards 2013” title and logo in their communications for a year. The winners will be announced in the first quarter of 2013.

The High Growth European Markets region is leading the way with innovation and the adoption of new technologies. The MasterCard Mobile Shopping Application Awards is a great way for MasterCard to recognise the impressive work that is helping to make shopping on the mobile easier for everyone. I am delighted that the 2013 competition will take place in nine exciting and diverse countries, and encourage application owners to participate in this competition which will provide unique insights for consumers as well as to the payment and retail industry

Bella Stavchansky

President of High Growth European Marketsat MasterCard Europe

More information about the awards and complete terms and conditions are available on the competition’s website  .

High Growth European Markets is a sub-region of MasterCard Europe comprising a total of 30 countries including Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Malta, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

MasterCard is a global payments and technology company, present with operations in more than 210 countries and territories.