Earlier this week we opened the doors to the Office Store. Today, we are announcing the launch of our developer contest to select the best apps for Office and SharePoint. There are big prizes to be won—from a $10,000 grand prize to Xbox + Kinect bundles. Key app winners will also be featured on the Office Store. Read more about how you can participate at officeappcontest.com

Grand Prize
A) A $10,000 cash prize
B) App gets featured on the Office Store
C) App gets featured on the apps for Office Microsoft blog
D) Opportunity to meet with a Microsoft executive
E) 3 days of app consultation with a Microsoft Program Manager

First Prize (15 winners): The top 15 apps (5 each per category: Office,SharePoint and 3rd party APIs) will win

A) Xbox + Kinect
B) App gets featured on the Office Store
C) App gets featured on the apps for Office Microsoft blog

Second Prize (100 winners): The next 100 apps will win a Microsoft Mouse or equivalent hardware

 

Amaze a potential audience of a billion people and win big prizes. Game on!