U.S. College and University Students win $15,000 Cash Microsoft 'Big App On Campus' Contest

Microsoft Windows Phone Developer team announced a new Big App on Campus campaign for all U.S. university students!"There's a lot to win: two students will receive $15,000 each (cash money) and ten finalists (plus a guest of their choice) get to join The Gracious Few (bad-a**rock & roll and exclusive concert experience) in Austin next […]

Microsoft DreamSparkMicrosoft Windows Phone Developer team announced a new Big App on Campus campaign for all U.S. university students!

"There's a lot to win: two students will receive $15,000 each (cash money) and ten finalists (plus a guest of their choice) get to join The Gracious Few (bad-a**rock & roll and exclusive concert experience) in Austin next March for SXSW," revealed Ben Lower.

Lower notes "We are partnering with the band The Gracious Few (featuring members of the bands LIVE and Candlebox) to create an amazing experience for ten (10) US college students (and their guest) in Austin, TX at SXSW: attend a private concert, receive backstage passes, go to a private dinner with the band, and be interviewed on national radio about their apps."

BAOC is open to US College and University students 18+ who are legal residents of the U.S. and D.C -- and who build apps for Windows Phone. Each app created from August 1st, 2011 until February 14th, 2012 can be entered and students can submit multiple entries, and game ends 03/13/2012.

How to Enter?

Entry requires building & publishing an app. Each student must also complete the Official entry form. Here's what to do:

  1. Register for DreamSpark at http://www.dreamspark.com and for an App Hub membership (both are free of charge for students) at https://users.create.msdn.com/Register/. Also check out our great Getting Started Guide for more info and resources. https://www.dreamspark.com/Products/Product.aspx?ProductId=28
  2. Create & publish a Windows Phone application to the Windows Phone Marketplace. Make the apps free, charge money, put ads in them…it's up to you.
  3. Visit http://wpdev.ms/BAOCApplication and complete an Official entry form. Do this after you've published your apps because you'll need the App ID.

The full details are in the Official Rules so make sure you check them out.