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James Quick – Windows 8 App Contest

James Quick – Windows 8 App Contest

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let you know about a new contest we are running from March to June that might be of interest to some of you working on your Windows 8 apps.

We want to find and showcase cool and innovative apps and games on the Windows 8 platform. Have you created something recently we should know about and have attended one Studio Time that month? If so, enter your app / game into the Best App A Month Contest, where you could win a new Dell Venue Pro Tablet.

Who Can Enter: Legal residents of the US and DC 18 years and older who attends at least one monthly in-person Microsoft app development session in an eligible location.

How to Enter: Publish an app during one of the Monthly Prize Periods Mar-Jun 2014 and submit your entry via the city-specific web site form.
http://aka.ms/bamftlaud …

How to Win: One winner will be chosen from each location each month using the following criteria:

  • Use of modern design and features
  • Performs as described without crashing
  • Originality and uniqueness
  • Use of Azure cloud services or storage


Prizes: Each monthly winning developer will receive a Dell Venue Pro Windows 8 Tablet (ARV $299). You can win more than once in each city, but you cannot win in more than one city.

This Contest starts at 12:01 A.M. Pacific Time (PT) on March 1, 2014, and ends at 11:59 P.M. PT on June 30, 2014 and will consist of monthly prize periods and participating locations as follows:

Also, there is the Windows 8 app challenge, where you earn $50 per Windows 8 app submission, and then $50 more if you reach 100 downloads. It’s pretty simple, and I will help you market your app if you are interested! http://windows8challenge.com/

Additionally, Bill Reiss, the Southeast Nokia Ambassador, will be giving away a Windows 8 tablet and a couple of Windows Phones at the end of March. You enter the drawing by simply getting a Windows Phone app in the store!

You can find all of the details for each of these promotions/challenges here on my blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/quick_thoughts/archive/2014/02/27/promotions-update.aspx. So get going and win some money and prizes! Email me with any questions [email protected]