Greg just announced that we're taking some antipodean liberties with the new CloudApp() competition that is running out of the US. If you've got a great idea for an Azure based application, we'd love to see you build this out and enter it into the new CloudApp() comp.  Not only will your entry be in the running for the International Community category in the US comp, but you'll also be automatically entered Greg's second (sneaky) Australian competition, where he along with our very own cloudy DPE director GP and UNSW CSE Associate Professor and cloud prognosticator extraordinaire Anna Liu will adjudicate the winner.

If you win the US competition, you will get some stuff, including the adulation of your peers as well as being featured on azure.com.  All good.

But, more importantly, if you win our Australian competition, you'll receive a free ticket to TechEd Australia 2009 worth nearly 2 grand.  Plus we'll make you a star at one of our events and in our various communicatons leading up to and beyond the release of Azure later this year.  That's serious recognition!

Anyway, if you're interested in this you'll need to move fast.  Entries for the US comp close 9th July (US time, but aim for this to be safe), and you need to have an entry in that competition to be considered for the Aussie one, which will be judged on July 22nd.  To get started,

  1. Check out the terms and conditions on over at Greg's blog,
  2. Register for the US competition.  Make sure you type 'Australia' for the country.  Preferably not 'strine.  Or 'straya.  Or Oz.
  3. Submit your entry by 9th July 

Looking forward to seeing some excellent entries from down-under!!