Our very Economic Stimulus Package for developers.
Win respect, fame, and cash!
Hurry: it's the last month to enter our Smart Client
Got a cool “smart client” app or sample code that you created? Here’s your
chance for some professional recognition—and maybe your own developer economic
stimulus. Write an engaging article that describes your app or sample code and
submit it to The Code Project by June 30, and you could win cash
prizes—including the grand prize of $5000 USD.
Write a great article on The Code Project and make sure the accompanying app
demonstrates some kind of "smart client" technology.
The app should run as a Windows client, and should take advantage of
Windows-specific technologies like those found in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Windows API Code Pack for the .NET Framework for some interesting tools.
You’ll need to tag your article with the key phrase "hybrid smart
To be considered in each month’s competition, articles must be submitted by
11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time on the last day of that month. The entire
contest ends on 30 June 2009.
Use the regular www.codeproject.com article guidelines and formats, and your
article should include screen shots and code samples.
The Code Project and the contest sponsor, Visual Studio, know nothing says
"I’m an awesome developer" like public recognition and a personal cash payment.
Submitted articles will be posted on The Code Project, where viewers can rate
them. The highest-rated articles, as determined by The Code Project community,
will be considered for each month’s award. After June 30, when the contest ends,
the overall highest-rated articles will be considered for the grand prize. The
Code Project's panel of judges will make the final determination for each
contest period as well as the grand prize. All decisions are final.
Only articles with a rating of 3 or higher will be eligible for monthly
prizes. If there are no articles with a rating of 3 or above then the prize will
not be awarded. (But your article will be so great that won’t be a problem,
On the flip side, bonuses will be awarded to winning monthly articles with a
rating of 4.5 or above. If the winning article is not rated 4.5 or above, that
month’s bonus will be rolled over into the following month’s bonus.
If your article wins, you’ll be highlighted in The Code Project’s weekly
newsletter and on the contest page.
If you're publishing your blog entries as articles on The Code Project
(here's how), you're in luck. Any blog article submitted during the contest
period (until June 30, 2009) is eligible for a special prize if it relates to
smart client technology.
We'll take the two highest-rated blog entries about smart-client related
technologies and award them each a $1000 USD prize.
All of the contest rules apply to this special category. Blog Articles are
not eligible for the Grand Prize.
If you've got a great idea for a Windows client article, you should enter this article contest. We've already gotten some great articles entered in the contest -- you might want to review these examples as models. And don't miss the list below of "Latest Articles."
Sacha Barber's Sonic: A WPF searchable media library (Our February winner!)
Game Attack Combos : WPF Hybrid Smart Client for Combo Calculations
(Our May Winner!)
This competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts
who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; however,
residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate
due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and
Syria. Employees (or a member of their immediate family) of The Code Project or
of Microsoft or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or
promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited
Qualifying articles must focus on Microsoft-specific technologies. The
article and accompanying app must demonstrate "hybrid smart client"
architecture: the app itself should run as a Windows client, preferably taking
advantage of Windows-specific technology in Windows Vista or Windows 7. The app/client should
consume some kind of web-based data feed. You’ll need to tag your article with
the key phrase "hybrid smart client" to have a valid entry. All entries will be
reviewed and rated by members of The Code Project community, as well as undergo
the review of judges appointed by The Code Project. A winner will be determined
by The Code Project's selected judges, after taking into consideration the
comments and ranking of entries by members of The Code Project community, on the
basis of which entry best meets the judging criteria set forth.
Judging criteria includes
The highest-rated articles -- as rated by The Code Project community -- will
be considered for each month’s award. The highest-rated articles at the end of
the entire contest period will be considered for the Grand Prize. The Code
Project's panel of judges will make the final determination for each contest
period, including the Grand Prize. All decisions are final.
Each month, The Code Project will judge the top-ranked article. The winning
article each month must have a rating of 3 or above or the prize will not be
awarded. (But your article will be so great that won’t be a problem, right?)
If the winning article for each month has a rating of 4.5 or above, an
additional ”bonus” amount will be added to the monthly prize total. If the
winning article is not ranked 4.5 or above, that month’s bonus amount will be
rolled forward into the following month’s bonus pool.
Only one monthly prize per member. Monthly winners are of course eligible for the grand prize. All decisions are final.
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excise that you may incur or may be charged on delivery of your prize. The Code
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in part in the event that all or any component of the Prize(s) is/are
Entry is by the normal article submission process or as described above.
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