Windows 8 Holiday App Challenge

As finals come to an end over the coming weeks, I wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity for your students! Simply put, if they build an app this holiday season they can ring in the New Year with some cash in their pocket!

We are excited to announce the Windows 8 Holiday App Challenge. Each new app is eligible to win up to $150. Full contest details can be found at

How can students participate?

  1. Develop a Windows 8 app. Submit apps to here to be eligible to win a $50 gift card once it is published to the Windows Store.
  2. Promote the app to get 100 downloads. Visit for tips and tricks to get 100 downloads in no time! We are looking for quality apps in the store and this is one way to validate that – if the consumers are willing to trying it out!
  3. Confirm the app has 100 downloads. Submit the confirmation at here to be eligible to win an additional $100 gift card. The contest ends on January 15th, 2014.
  4. Offer terms and conditions: here.

Hope you have a great week and please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions!

Brett Wolfe
Director of Technical Evangelism |