The Windows 8* & Ultrabook™ App Innovation Contest
These rules (and CodeProject®
Agreement) govern the App Innovation Contest (the "contest") and set
out the terms and conditions between CodeProject and its affiliates ("CodeProject"
or "us/we") and each participant ("participant", "contestant", or "you"). A submission
to this contest constitutes your acceptance of these Rules.
- How to Enter: CodeProject, with sponsorship by Intel Corporation,
is offering the App Innovation Contest (the "Contest") and will award
pre-release Ultrabook computers and other prizes based on the results of judging
all valid entries against the criteria established in these Official Contest
Rules (the "Rules").
Round 1 Between September 24, 2012 and October 24, 2012 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time
("Round 1"), use whatever tools you have available to start creating a Windows 8 application that is
enabled for Ultrabook. The application should showcase
unique features of Ultrabook (e.g. touch-screen, gyroscope, accelerometer, etc.). Post an article
in our Ultrabook section under "App Innovation Contest" describing the application you intend to
submit in this contest. Your article can either include your application (with or without source),
or a write up of your application (including code snippets) or, if you’re working on an existing
application that you would prefer remain confidential, an explanation of your application that will
allow us to judge whether or not you will meet the criteria to move to round 2.
Applications and articles should fall into one of the following categories:
Windows* 8 "Desktop" Applications Only:
Windows 8 Desktop or Windows 8 Store ("metro") Applications:
- "Total Innovation" (open category)
Contestant submissions will be evaluated against the judging criteria
as soon as they are posted and an Ultrabook will be sent immediately to
the first 300 Contestants who meet or exceed the judging criteria.
Round 2 Winners from Round 1 should test and update their applications
using the Ultrabook they received in order to ensure the application works
perfectly on the hardware.
Contestants must submit their final application to Intel AppUp for verification
and publishing and provide proof of acceptance to be eligible to earn a Category
Prize, an Application Success Award, and/or the Grand Prize.
Contestants who do not receive an Ultrabook in Round 1, or who do not meet
the Round 1 deadline, are still encouraged to develop applications, submit them
to Intel AppUp and submit articles to CodeProject for judging. At CodeProject’s
discretion, additional Ultrabooks may be awarded to Round 2 Contestants meriting
recognition. Round 2 Contestants will be eligible to receive an Application
Success Award on providing proof that (i) they have submitted their application
to the Intel AppUp and that (ii) it has been accepted to be included in the
For all Contestants, the following proofs will be required to be eligible
to win an Application Success Award, a Category Prize, or the Grand Prize:
- Proof of "pass status" for Ultrabook enabling verification.
- A screenshot of the application in the Intel AppUp store.
Articles and all proofs of submission and acceptance to Intel AppUp must
be received no later than November 21, 2012 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard
Time for contestants to be eligible to win an Application Success Award, a Category
Prize, or the Grand Prize. Acceptance of the application into AppUp will be
verified by CodeProject judges before awarding any prizes. All entries must
be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to qualify.
- Eligibility: This contest is open to software development professionals
& enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence
and who are residents of the following countries: United States, Canada, India,
Spain, Ireland, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Denmark,
Norway and Sweden.
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.
All national and local laws and regulations of the contestant’s country of residence
apply. Residents of countries under U.S. embargo are not eligible to enter.
Employees, officers and representatives (and members of their immediate families
and those living in the same household of each) of both CodeProject and Intel,
its parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion
agencies and any company involved in the design, execution, production or judging
of this promotion ("contest entities") are ineligible. Void where prohibited.
- Entry Requirements: Participants must follow the article format provided
by CodeProject. Article submission must be in the English language. Participants
must click on the "Register" link on the contest page to indicate they will be participating
in the contest.
- Judging: Round 1 submissions will be judged by CodeProject judges
throughout Round 1, but no later than October 24, 2012. Round 2 submissions
will be judged by CodeProject judges on December 1, 2012 and Category Winners,
Application Success Award recipients, and the Grand Prize winner will be determined
at that time. Prizes will be awarded based on how tightly an entry adheres to
the conditions of entry, including:
- how effectively the application demonstrates the unique features of
- how effectively the application demonstrates innovation,
user experience value and new usage models;
- how well the application fits into the defined categories of the contest;
- how effectively the submitted article describes the proposed application
and encourages feedback or additional competitive submissions, and
- whether the contestant met the requirements for Intel AppUp submission.
In addition, the votes and comments each submission receives on CodeProject
website will be taken into account. Judges decisions are final. You may withdraw
your submission at any time by notifying CodeProject. If a submission is withdrawn
your right to win a prize is terminated.
- Ownership and Publicity: Neither CodeProject nor Intel claim ownership
of your submission to the contest (please see the "Ownership" item in CodeProject
Contributors Agreement); but by submitting an entry, you grant CodeProject,
its affiliated companies and necessary sub-licensees a worldwide, perpetual,
royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully assignable and transferable
right and license, to edit, adapt, translate, reformat your Work, to post your
Work (eg. publish, display, perform, digitally perform) anywhere on our Site,
to do what CodeProject feels it needs to do to manage and update the Site, to
make and maintain back-up and archival copies, and to make your Work available
to End Users in accordance with this Agreement and the specific EULA that you
- Participant Warrants: By submitting an entry you warrant that
- is a new application or a new version of an application and has not
published by any other app store within the last six (6) months.
- does not contain any content that infringes on any third party Intellectual
Property (IP) rights, and that you own or otherwise have all rights necessary
for the submission including any and all IP rights.
- does not disclose any information which would constitute a violation
of a confidentiality obligation;
- does not contain any viruses, worms, spyware, or other components or
instructions that are malicious, deceptive, or designed to limit or harm
the functionality of a computer.
- A maximum of 300 contestants will be awarded a pre-release Ultrabook
(provided by Intel). Acceptance of a separate agreement will be required
to be eligible for this award. The approximate value of pre-release Ultrabook
is one thousand four hundred and ninety nine US dollars ($1499).
- A cash prize of ten thousand US dollars ($10,000) will be awarded to
the winner in each of the seven (7) application categories named in Section
1(a). Total Category Award prize value will be seventy thousand US dollars
($70,000). To be eligible to win a Category Award, contestants must have
provided all proofs of submission and acceptance of their application into
- A cash prize of one thousand US dollars ($1,000) will be awarded to
the first 50 unique Contestants who submit their applications to and have
their application accepted by Intel AppUp. A total of fifty thousand US
dollars ($50,000) will be available for Application Success Awards.
- A cash prize of twenty thousand US dollars ($20,000) will be granted
to the Category Award winner with the single best application/article combination,
as judged by CodeProject’s panel of judges.
All winners will be notified via email. If after seven (7) days of the second
notification to the winner no acknowledgement or response is received the prize
is forfeited, and CodeProject will select another winner.
Substitution or transfer of Prizes is not allowed, and Prizes may not be
redeemed for cash. If a Prize becomes unavailable or is prohibited by law CodeProject
may at its sole discretion award a substitute prize of equal or greater value.
The winner accepts responsibility for all federal, state and local taxes and
fees in connection with the prizes.
Apart from prizes offered as part of the contest, no monetary compensation
will be paid for any of your contest submissions. Intel and CodeProject are
not responsible for contest entries not received due to lost, failed, delayed
or interrupted connections or miscommunications, or other electronic malfunctions.
Intel and CodeProject are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry
information, whether caused by you or any other persons or by any of the equipment
or programming associated with or utilized in the contest.
- Warranties and Disclaimers: Neither CodeProject nor Intel provide
any warranty on the prize, and winner should look solely to manufacturer for
warranty. To the fullest extent allowable by law, CodeProject specifically disclaims
any representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the contest
or the prizes including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for
a particular purpose and implied warranties arising from course of dealing or
course of performance.
- Release of Liability and Issues of Law: By participating, all entrants
release CodeProject and Intel, their affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, officers,
directors, agents, employees and all entities associated with the development
and execution of this promotion from any and all liability with respect to and
in any way arising from participating in this promotion, acceptance or use of
prizes. Neither CodeProject nor Intel 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
CodeProject in its sole discretion, the contest is not capable of running as
originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity
or the proper conduct of the contest 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, CodeProject
reserves its right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the
contest including cancelling any method of entry, and select a winner from previously
received eligible entries. CodeProject 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 contest or to be acting in violation of the Rules or
otherwise in a disruptive manner. CodeProject reserves its right to seek remedies
and damages to the fullest extent of the law for any attempts to deliberately
damage the contest web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this
contest. CodeProject shall not be held responsible for any errors or negligence
that may arise or occur in connection with the contest including any damage
to an entrant's computer equipment, system, software or any combination thereof,
as a result of their participation in this contest or from downloading any material
from the contest website where applicable.
- Generally: CodeProject may make changes to these rules at any time
without notice to you. Contributing to the contest or accepting prizes will
constitute acceptance of the revised rules. These rules prevail in the event
of any conflict or inconsistency with any other communications, including advertising
or promotional materials.
If, for reasons beyond CodeProject’s control (including, but not limited
to, tampering or computer virus infection), the contest is not capable of running
as originally planned, CodeProject, at its sole discretion but in consultation
with Intel, reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest, without liability.
CodeProject will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or
illicit submissions, or for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone,
and other technical errors, omissions malfunctions, and delays. Entries are
void if they contain material typographical or other errors. All entrants agree
to comply fully with each provision in these Rules. Any person attempting to
defraud or in any way tamper with this contest and any person who does not comply
with these Rules, will be ineligible for any prize(s) and may be prosecuted
to the full extent of the law.
For any feedback or questions regarding the contest or the prizes you can
participate in the contest discussion forum.
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