The judging for the BALL Watch Silverlight Contest is now over and we are proud to announce the winners.  Entrants had 59 days to recreate one of the watches from BALL Watch USA with Silverlight using Microsoft Expression Blend 4 (no images, or video allowed - only XAML vector graphics). Once the entries were submitted, we had a panel of judges rate the watches on visual accuracy, functional accuracy, and the innovative usage of Silverlight.

See this announcement of the winners.

Judges

  • Jeffrey Hess – President BALL Watch USA
  • Gary Girdvainis – Editor in Chief, International Watch
  • Bill Buxton – Principal Researcher at Microsoft Corp.

US Contest Winners

image Jesse Chu won the Grand Prize with his entry, the Ball Trieste Chronograph - he will win the BALL Engineer Hydrocarbon TMT Watch, retail value $3,399.
image Brian Mutschuler won the First Prize with his entry, the Ball Conductor Chronograph - he will win the BALL Fireman II Watch, retail value $999.

We also held a similar contest for Microsoft employees in the United States and we are proud to announce the winners of that contest:

Microsoft Employee Contest Winners

image Jonathan Steed won the Grand Prize with his entry, the BALL Trainmaster Moonlight Special LE - he will win the BALL Trainmaster TMT Watch, retail value $2,999.
image Joe Milan won the First Prize with his entry, the BALL Fireman Storm Chaser - he will win the BALL Fireman II Watch, retail value $999.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest.  If you are interested in seeing the Silverlight 4 (and Windows Phone 7) custom control that these watches were based on, you can see my BALL Trainmaster Cannonball Watch and download the code here.