Attention, student developers in the Middle East and Africa: Nokia has teamed up with Microsoft to launch the Midnight Developer Challenge, and this is your chance to prove yourself and win amazing cash and prizes.

How? Team up with your mates (up to three students per team), register online between November 8th and December 1st, and develop a great app or game for the most innovative Smartphone around—the Nokia Lumia 920. The apps and games must be developed using the newly released Windows Phone 8 SDK.

The Midnight Developer challenge will also arm you with everything you need to accomplish your mission: weekly webinars and a dedicated hotline and resource center are at your disposal throughout the duration of the competition.

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The contest has two categories: Apps and Games. Each category will have two winners, with first prize being $10,000 (USD), a trip to a Nokia Global event, plus an XBOX and Lumia 920 for each team member. The second place team will receive $5,000 (USD), an XBOX and Lumia 920 per team member.

Additionally there will be a People’s Choice category, where the winner will receive $3,000 USD plus one XBOX and Lumia 920 per team member.

You want more? Your entry might also be eligible to compete in the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013 Windows Phone challenge. No more reasons to wait!

For more information on the timeline, registration and more, please visit the event’s Facebook page: http://apps.facebook.com/midnightdeveloper/