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The Windows 8* & Ultrabook™ App Innovation Contest

These rules (and CodeProject® Terms of Use and CodeProject Contributors 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.

  1. 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").
    1. 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:

      • Gaming
      • Entertainment
      • Productivity
      • Retail
      • Healthcare
      • Education

      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.

    2. 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 AppUp.

    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 in order to qualify.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.
  4. 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 Ultrabook;
    • 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.

  5. 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 specify.

  6. Participant Warrants: By submitting an entry you warrant that your submission:
    • 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.

  7. Prizes:
    • 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 Intel AppUp.
    • 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.

  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Current winners list

Generalwhat this means 6 prizes for Windows Desktop apps, and only 1 category for Windows Store apps Pin
sunder.tinwar7-Oct-12 21:24
membersunder.tinwar7-Oct-12 21:24 
AnswerRe: what this means 6 prizes for Windows Desktop apps, and only 1 category for Windows Store apps Pin
@AmitGajjar7-Oct-12 21:50
member@AmitGajjar7-Oct-12 21:50 

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