Microsoft announced a Windows Phone development contest for college/university students in the US (sorry about both the US only and the 18+ only – I’m just the messenger)  The full details with contest rules and other stuff may be found at  Do You Have What it Takes to be the Big App on Campus? but briefly:

Microsoft is partnering with the band The Gracious Few to create an amazing experience for ten (10) students in Austin, TX at SXSW:  a private concert, backstage passes, a private dinner with the band, and being interviewed on national radio about their apps. There are also $15,000 cash prizes (one for the top free app and another for the top paid app) for the two apps that will be named “Big App on Campus.”

BAOC is open to US college and university students who build apps for Windows Phone.  Each application created from August 1st, 2011 until February 14th, 2012 can be entered and students can submit multiple entries.