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Microsoft Windows Mobile Developer Contest 2008

Microsoft Windows Mobile
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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:

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

Rules and Regulations





How to Enter

We’re looking for the best overall article about Microsoft Windows Mobile development. 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. Entries will be largely judged by you, the mobile developer community, via The Code Project’s article voting mechanism and discussion boards.

Prizes

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

Offer void where prohibited. We reserve the right to substitute similar products at similar values, based on availability. Should you win, you agree to cover all income taxes, customs duties, taxes and excise that you may incur or may be charged on delivery of your prize. The Code Project will not be held liable for any costs once the prize has been sent. If you are not willing to accept any imposed charges then the prize will be reclaimed and awarded to another contestant. Prize(s) must be accepted as awarded. The Prize(s) may not be sold, transferred and is/are not convertible to cash. The Code Project reserves the right to substitute the Prize(s) in whole or in part in the event that all or any component of the Prize(s) is/are unavailable.

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 Winner

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

Terms and Conditions

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.

All entries become the property of The Code Project who assumes no responsibility for lost, late, delayed, destroyed or misdirected mail, voice messages, e-mail or any computer errors or malfunctions. No correspondence will be entered into with entrants.

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.

Intellectual Property

It is a condition of entry that you grant to The Code Project a royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide license to reproduce, and otherwise use and publicly display your entry (in part or in its entirety) in any and all media for any purpose. All entries submitted and judged as winners may appear on The Code Project Web site(s). Entries will not be returned. All entries submitted by you will be attributed to you.

Liability

It is a condition of entry that you agree that to the extent permitted by law that The Code Project, its retailers, suppliers, associated companies and agencies will not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever, including personal injury, which is suffered as a result, or arising from, any person participating in the competition or on connection with winning any prize.

Before being awarded a Prize, a potential winner may be required to sign and return within the time stipulated by The Code Project, a full release and indemnity form stating that he/she has read and understood these official rules and regulations ("Rules"), grants all consents required, authorizes The Code Project to broadcast, publish and disseminate his/her name, city of residence, photograph, likeness, sobriquet and voice, in connection with any promotion or publicity, and/or for general news, entertainment and information purposes at no additional compensation to the potential winner, beyond the awarding of or participation in the Prize, accepts the Prize as offered and releases The Code Project from any and all liability of any kind arising out of the potential winner's participation in the competition and receipt and use of the Prize.

In the event that the potential winner does not comply with all the provisions as contemplated in these Rules, The Code Project shall have the right to disqualify the potential winner and award the prize to an alternative winner and The Code Project shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard.

Notification of Prize Winners

The Code Project will make reasonable efforts to notify a prize winner. However, The Code Project may disqualify your entry and select an alternative winner if your prize or prize notification is returned to The Code Project as undeliverable.

Privacy

It is a condition of entry and of receiving the benefit of the prize that prize winners agree to the use of their images, names, article in any publicity desired by The Code Project, without compensation. By entering this competition, each entrant consents to the collection, use and distribution of his/her personal information (information that identifies an entrant as an individual, such as home telephone number, age and home address) by The Code Project for the purposes of implementing, administering and fulfilling this competition. The Code Project will not sell or transmit this information to third parties except for the purposes of administering this competition. Any inquiry concerning the personal information held by The Code Project should be addressed to The Code Project at 250 Ferrand Drive, Suite 503, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3G8, Canada.

No Relationship with The Code Project

Participating in the competition does not constitute any form of employment or contractor relationship between you and The Code Project.

Governing Law

The competition is governed by the laws of Ontario, Canada and the applicable federal laws of Canada. The competition is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state and municipal laws and regulations. This competition is void where prohibited by law.

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14 Oct 2008 - 15 Jan 2009