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Windows 8 app competition

Computer Arts' parent company, Future Publishing, has teamed up with Microsoft to give you the chance to enter an exclusive competition with £40,000 worth of prizes on offer

The Windows 8 App Generator competition is open to anyone who wants to develop apps for Windows 8 and you don't need any previous app development experience to apply - all the information, tools and help you need to get your app published on the Windows Store - will be provided for you.

Windows 8 is the brand new desktop, laptop and tablet operating system from Microsoft that brings apps to the core of the user experience, enabling your app to take advantage of unique Windows 8 features like Live Tiles, Contracts and Cloud Services.

Competition and prizes

The Windows 8 App Generator competition gives both experienced Windows developers and platform newbies the chance to win a whole bunch of fantastic prizes - all you have to enter the draws and competitions is register on the dedicated Creative Bloq's webpage with either a live app from the Windows Store or with an app you are building - or are thinking of building.

The prizes on offer are:

  • Daily Prize Draw: your chance to win one of 28 32GB Windows tablets, with one lucky prize winner chosen each day, every day
  • Winter Prize Draw: your chance to win a Dell Workstation, a Wacom 24 HD tablet and a 16GB Lytro Camera
  • App Finalists: the 10 best entries to the Windows 8 App Generator competition will each win a Windows 8 Ultrabook, a Windows Tablet and a Nokia Lumia 920 Windows 8 Phone
  • Grand Prize Winner: the competition winner will also get a Dell Workstation, a Wacom 24 HD Tablet and a 16GB Lytro Camera

Key competition dates

To take part in the Windows 8 App Generator competition you'll need to submit your entry by 3.30pm on Monday 24 December 2012. Further details and competition rules can be found on the Windows 8 App Generator competition website.

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