Apptivate.ms is an international app building competition where developers can submit their app and get feedback from other developers. They can also review other apps and ask & answer questions on Stack Overflow. Participants have a chance to win $15,000 in Windows 8 prizes (including $5,000 for the best app). Developers must submit their apps by December 6th to be eligible. Detail at http://apptivate.ms
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Develop an app for your chance at the Grand Prize: $5000 cash, promotion for your app in MSDN Flash, an interview on Microsoft DevRadio, and more. Runners-up can also win a $500 cash prize, a tablet running Windows RT or a copy of Windows 8. Read about the Developer Contest
You don’t have to develop an app to win. Vote for apps, leave feedback, ask and answer questions on Stack Overflow, and you’ll be eligible for prizes including tablets running Windows RT, copies of Windows 8, and a special limited-edition Stack Overflow t-shirt. Read about the Reviewer Contest
At the end of the contest, a panel of Microsoft and Stack Exchange judges will select two Grand Prize Apps from among the top-voted apps. The Grand Prize winners will receive:
$5,000 Cash Grand Prize Feature in MSDN Flash and Microsoft’s DevRadio Promotion in Microsoft’s User Community
Submit your app
Five first-, second-, and third-place winners will be chosen by vote between December 10th and 16th, one from each App Group*:
$500 + Tablet running Windows RT Five first-place winners
Tablet running Windows RT Five second-place winners
Windows 8 Five third-place winners
The Grand Prize will be chosen from among the top-voted apps. Read the full contest rules.
*See Submission Guidelines for details on Groups and Categories, and check out the Contest Rules below for how voting and selection of winners works. For necessary downloads and tips on getting started, check out the Resources page.