I have left Microsoft and this blog is no longer under my control. All of the content should remain for some time however and any new updates can be found at http://davedev.net.
-Dave, September 2013
Here's the short version. Over 14? Write a cool Windows Phone Game and submit it to the Dream,Build,Play site. You could win up to $20,000. Yep, that's it. In a nutshell. So on to the long-winded stuff.
Windows Phone the prizes are $20k, $10k, $5k, and $2500 respectively.
The top 20 finalists will also get Phones. Want some inspiration, check out last year's XBOX winners at https://www.dreambuildplay.com/main/winners.aspx .
Obviously the competition is going to be tough. Make something good. And if you publish it, let me know. I'm always looking for brag on our phone devs!
RULES - SHORT LIST
Official Rules - https://www.dreambuildplay.com/main/officialrules.aspx