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Microsoft Windows Mobile Developer Contest 2008

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Microsoft Windows Mobile
Sponsored by Microsoft

Write a great article for your chance to win a Microsoft Windows Mobile device valued at ~$1000 USD (or other great prizes)!

We’re looking for the best overall article about Microsoft Windows Mobile development. Entries will be largely judged by you, the mobile developer community, via The Code Project’s article voting mechanism and discussion boards. In order to qualify, articles must be submitted to the Mobile Development section of CodeProject.com between October 14, 2008 and January 14, 2009 at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. After the competition entry period has closed, our judges will determine the winners as follows:

  • Grand prize: Overall Best Article
    • This winner will receive a Microsoft Windows Mobile device valued at ~$1000 USD (such as the HTC Touch Pro)
    • Judging criteria include article content, voter ratings and popularity
  • Runner-up: Most Popular Article
    • This winner will receive a Windows Mobile device valued at ~$300 USD (such as the HTC P3452 Touch Enhanced)
    • Judging criteria include article content and popularity
  • Runner-up: Most Discussed Article
    • This winner will receive a Windows Mobile device valued at ~$300 USD (such as the HTC P3452 Touch Enhanced)
    • Judging criteria include article content and forum discussion

Keep checking back for updated prize info once the contest gets under way! And if you're in need of ideas, some of these links might help get your juices flowing:

Contest Rules and Entry Requirements
  1. Qualifying articles must focus on Microsoft Windows Mobile-specific technologies and be submitted to the Mobile Development section of CodeProject.com.
  2. Platform: Win Mobile must be selected as an Article Attribute of all valid entries. This Article Attribute can be selected on the first page of the CodeProject.com article submission wizard when submitting your article online.
  3. The contest will begin on October 14, 2008 and end on January 14, 2009 at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  4. Our judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  5. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  6. Any breach of the rules will result in the prize being awarded to another entrant.
  7. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree that your name, member profile information, and article can be used for promotional purposes by The Code Project and Microsoft.
  8. 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.
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 of Microsoft or of any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

Determination of Winners

All entries must be posted in the Mobile Development section of the CodeProject.com website and possess the Article Attribute Platform: Win Mobile. 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 include

  • Article rank and popularity on The Code Project
  • How tightly an entry adheres to the conditions of entry, including article focus and scope
  • Broad applicability to a wide variety of developers
  • Overall article quality, coherence and structure
  • Amount of discussion an entry generates in its forum area

Full conditions of entry can be found here.

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