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Windows 8 app competition

The Windows 8 App Generator competition (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) - will be provided for you.

Windows 8 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab).

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