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Windows Phone 7 Competition

You could win an HTC SurroundTM or an Ultra Light Laptop!

Write a Windows® Phone 7 article or share a Windows® Phone 7 app.

 

If you've started developing for Windows® Phone 7 and want to share your experience with fellow developers you could win an HTC 7 Surround or an Ultralight Laptop! Not only will you help your fellow developers but you will gain notoriety as a Windows® Phone 7 development guru to our 7 million plus members.

The contest begins November 11th 2010 and runs until March 31st 2011.

Please vote for and view the application demo videos!

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Contest Options

1. A New Way to Win - Demo Your App

  • Create and app and e-mail contest@codeproject.com with a link to download your demo video, include a deeplink to your application in Marketplace and you will be automatically entered in to win an additional prize*
  • Entrants will be posted to our YouTube channel
  • Note: Please use .AVI, .MOV, or .MPG file format. MPEG4 (Divx, Xvid) 320x420 resolution and 30 FPS work best.
  • Here’s another way to win big! Include a deeplink to your application in Marketplace and you will be automatically entered in to win an additional prize*

*A Windows Phone 7 deeplink points users directly to your application details page on Marketplace client, or the Marketplace on-device client. Deeplinking to the Marketplace website is perfect telling users how to find your Windows Phone 7 apps. Join the free Windows Phone 7 Developer Marketplace Program and successfully publish two Windows Phone 7 apps by December 31, 2010 and you could be eligible to get your $99 Marketplace fee refunded! In addition, the Windows Phone 7 Developer Program provides an easy development roadmap, technical trainings, 1-to-1 expert technical support, and marketing and monetization benefits. Join now! If you don’t have a deeplink because you have not submitted your application into marketplace, include in your e-mail to contest@codeproject.com "Deeplink Sweeps entry" in place of a deeplink for one entry into the sweepstakes.

What You Could Win

ASUS UL30VT-X1K Laptop with Kindle!

  • 1.3GHz Intel SU7300 Core 2 Duo Processor
  • Kindle for PC pre-loaded
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB SATA Hard Drive
  • NVidia G210M Graphics with 512MB DDR3 + Intel GMA 4500MHD

Time Period

  • Contest Period Nov-Jan: Ultr-Light Laptop
  • Contest Period Jan-Mar: Ultr-Light Laptop

The two ultralight laptops will be awarded to the top Windows® Phone 7 apps submitted based on YouTube votes, and the Code Project judges final selection. A reasonable US$ equivalent in lieu of the prize may also be awarded.

2. A Code Project Post - Write an Article

  • Share your article!
  • What qualifies?
  • A Windows® Phone 7 article that is a tutorial or application template
  • Or any blog entry or article that is Windows® Phone 7 development related

What You Could Win

HTC 7 Surround!

  • 3.8-inch, 480 x 800 WVGA
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • 720p video recording
  • 1GHz processor
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • 1230 mAh

Time Period

  • Contest Period November: HTC Surround
  • Contest Period December: HTC Surround
  • Contest Period January: HTC Surround
  • Contest Period February: HTC Surround
  • Contest Period March: HTC Surround

HTC 7 Surrounds will be awarded to the top rated Windows® Phone 7 posts on Code Project based on member voting and the Code Project judges final selection. A reasonable US$ equivalent in lieu of the prize may also be awarded.

The Rules

  1. Posts and application submissions must follow the guidelines listed above.
  2. No cheating, lying, stealing code, swashbuckling, or biting.
  3. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  4. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  5. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
  6. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree that your member alias, member profile information, article, code and any other submitted material can be used for promotional purposes by The Code Project.
  7. By entering your article in the contest you agree that The Code Project can link to your article and all accompanying data or information for promotional purposes.
  8. By submitting the video demo of your application you agree that The Code Project can upload the video in their YouTube channel or Favourite it in their YouTube channel to be used for information and promotional purposes.

Demo Video Winners

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. HTC Surround is a trademark of HTC Corporation.

Contest Entries and Requirements

  1. The contest begins on Nov 1, 2010 and will end Mar 31, 2011 at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  2. Articles, blog entries and application videos must follow the guidelines
  3. Articles, blog entries and application videos must be related a Windows Phone 7 development.
  4. No cheating, lying, stealing code, swashbuckling, or biting.
  5. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  7. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
  8. By submitting the video demo of your application you agree that The Code Project can upload the video in their YouTube channel or favourite the video in their YouTube channel to be used for information and promotional purposes.
  9. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree that your member alias, member profile information, article, code and any other submitted material can be used for promotional purposes by The Code Project.
  10. Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry unless clearly indicated otherwise. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

www.codeproject.com members can vote on your articles and blog entries. YouTube users can vote on your application demo videos. The articles, blog entries and demo videos that are highest-rated will be assist our judges in determining the final winner.

Eligibility

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 Microsoft or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

Determination of Winner

All articles and blog entries will be posted on The Code Project website for review by members of The Code Project. All application demo videos will be posted on Code Project's YouTube account for review from YouTube users and members of The Code Project. In addition, all entries will be reviewed by judges appointed by The Code Project. A winner will be determined by the judges, after taking into consideration the comments and ranking of entries by members of The Code Project and YouTube, on the basis of which entry best meets the judging criteria set forth below.

Judging Criteria

  • Rank and popularity on The Code Project
  • Rank and popularity on YouTube
  • How tightly an entry adheres to the conditions of entry, including focus and scope
  • Broad applicability to a wide variety of developers
  • Overall article quality, coherence, and structure

How to Enter

Entry is by the normal article submission process or as described above for articles/blog entries on Windows® Phone 7 development. Entry for application videos is to e-mail contest@codeproject.com with a link to download a demo video. Please read the submission guidelines before submitting your entry.

Lost, late, misdirected, or illegible entries will be disqualified. Any entry containing content that The Code Project deems objectionable for any reason will be disqualified. All decisions of The Code Project with respect to any aspect of the competition, including, without limitation, the eligibility of entries, are final and binding on all entrants in all matters as they relate to this competition. The Code Project reserves its right to modify the Rules and prizes.

The Code Project assumes no responsibility for lost, late, delayed, destroyed or misdirected mail, voice messages, e-mail or any computer errors or malfunctions.

The Code Project does not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer line or network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. If for any reason, in the opinion of The Code Project in its sole discretion, the competition is not capable of running as originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the proper conduct of the competition is corrupted or adversely affected, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond its control, The Code Project reserves its right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the competition including cancelling any method of entry, and select a winner from previously received eligible entries. The Code Project reserves its right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the competition or to be acting in violation of the Rules or otherwise in a disruptive manner. The Code Project reserves its right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent of the law for any attempts to deliberately damage the competition web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this competition. The Code Project shall not be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the competition including any damage to an entrant's computer equipment, system, software or any combination thereof, as a result of their participation in this competition or from downloading any material from the competition website where applicable.

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