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For those of you who are already members of the Developer Movement, the Windows Phone App Challenge has just gone live! If you’re not yet a member of the Developer Movement or don’t know what it is, give this post two more minutes and read below.

The Developer Movement Windows Phone App Challenge

You now have a chance to win 1 of 5 Nokia Lumia 920's. All you need to do is publish as many qualifying Windows Phone apps as you can from January 25th to February 28th. With every app you publish you automatically get an entry into the draw. So if you publish 5 apps, you get 5 entries and 5 chances to win a Windows Phone that is uniquely yours. It's that easy. 

See the challenge page here.

Not yet a member of the Developer Movement or don’t know what it is?

180x150_DM_CDC_v1Developer Movement is Canada’s app building rewards program. As you build Windows Store and/or Windows Phone apps, backed by Windows Azure services, you earn points that you can use towards rewards such as gizmos and gadgets, home theatre systems, laptops, and others. You can also earn additional points by complete Windows Azure hands-on labs and participating in Developer Movement challenges such as this one. If you’re not already a member of the Developer Movement, join today! (You actually start earning reward points simply by signing up.)

As you’re ready this, if you’re thinking to yourself that you’re too busy for this kind of stuff – STOP RIGHT THERE! Let me ask you this. As a developer, you go on training (online, in-class, etc) to keep up to date and learn new skills, right? Consider this you hands-on developer training. The difference is that learning how to build apps for Windows Store and Windows Phone tends to be a lot more exciting and further, you get rewards – those you get from the Developer Movement are immediate rewards; the skills that you learn and the knowledge that you acquire by working on real-life development projects will pay off as you develop your career. So as I see it, it is a Win-Win. Take a chance. Make a career bet. I have no doubt it will pay off.

Contest closes February 28/13 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Five (5) prizes are available to be won consisting of a Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone (each with an approximate retail value $599 CDN). Skill-testing question required. Odds depend on the number of eligible entries. For full rules, including entry, eligibility requirements and complete prize description, click here.