Give Windows® Azure a try in April and you could win one of five Flip MinoHD
camcorders (approx $229 USD value)!
Follow the simple directions below to create a trial Windows
Azure account, then upload our CodeProject Sample App.
Once you receive your confirmation
email from us, be sure to remove your sample app and shut down all services – so you won’t be charged for Windows Azure usage.
Hurry! You must enter by April 30, 2010.
You could win one of five Flip MinoHD camcorders (Like
120-minute models or similar). Flip bills the MinoHD as "the world's sleekest HD
camcorder," and these models feature 120 minutes of record time, a 2" anti-glare
display, a rechargable battery, and a built-in USB interface.
Here are the four steps to enter:
February winners: John Simmons / outlaw programmer,
johan.Barnard(), cr_sanderson, squdgy, BillOsuch, BradP, VeNoM00, cm,
Alex.Lazic.TBS, CodeShoveler, djl_says_hi, kim3er, Nick-Haslam, Nyami, PedroQ,
shaibee, Rick Eichhorn, Andy Weston, YK, Zach821.
*This challenge is from The Code Project, an
independent third-party company not affiliated with Microsoft, and is not a
Microsoft offering. The Code Project is a registered trademark of The Code
Project Inc. Microsoft, and Windows are registered trademarks; Azure is a
trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Flip Video is a trademark of Cisco.
Any other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
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 by law.
In addition, all entries will be reviewed by judges appointed by The Code Project. Winners will be determined
by the judges on the basis of which entry best meets the judging criteria set forth below.
Participants must upload an application or web site (consisting of one or more .aspx pages) to Windows
Azure™ cloud services and send a verifiable URL of that app or site to The Code Project via email to
email@example.com (or using the automated mechanism
in the sample application provided)
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.
Five winners will receive a Flip MinoHD camcorder (or similar).
All decisions are final.
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
It is a condition of entry that you grant to The Code Project and Microsoft 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 and/or Microsoft Web site(s). Entries will not
be returned. All articles submitted by you will retain your copyright and will be attributed to you.
It is a condition of entry that you confirm that your entry: is original; has not been previously published,
released, distributed or submitted or used for study or work-related purposes; has been created by you;
and is owned exclusively by you, or where you enter as part of a group, by the individual members of
that group; is virus-free; and complies with Canadian law.
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.
The Code Project and its associated entities are not liable for any charges incurred as a result of
using the Windows Azure service. NO warranties or guarantees are express or implied. Entrants are solely
responsible for any charges they may incur.
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.
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.
Participating in the competition does not constitute any form of employment or contractor relationship
between you and The Code Project or Microsoft.
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.
The Code Project is a registered trademark of The Code Project Inc. Microsoft, and Windows are registered
trademarks; Azure is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Flip Video is a
trademark of Cisco. Any other trademarks mentioned are the property
of their respective owners.