CONTEST: $5,000 “Build A WinSource App” Developer Contest!

You love developing for Windows Phone, but haven’t quite hit the jackpot. We’re a Windows Phone fan site without a Windows Phone App. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out an awesome contest idea: are you ready to build the first ever WinSource Windows Phone App?

As part of Developer Appreciation Month, we’re giving away $5,000 in cash prizes to the Windows Phone Developers who can create the best Windows Phone App for Not only should this be a fun challenge, but it could be very rewarding!

The Prizes:

  • First Place: $4,000
  • Second Place $750
  • Third Place $250

How To Enter:

  1. Sign up and confirm subscription for the WinSource Developer Newsletter
  2. Build a WinSource Windows Phone App that displays the latest Windows Phone News using the RSS Feed
  3. E-Mail the .xap (or link to the .xap) for your app to with the subject “WinSource App!”
  4. E-Mail must include:
    1. Your Full Name
    2. Your Full Mailing Address
    3. Your Phone Number
    4. Description of the application, how it works, and any background information you wish to provide that may help us make a decision
  5. E-mail must be received by June 30th at 11:59PM Eastern

You’ll 100% need to incorporate the news from our news feed, but to separate yourselves from the competition, here are a few additional resources you may choose to leverage. Also note that individual categories like “Reviews” and “Apps” have their own RSS feed.

If there are any other resources that would help, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Selecting A Winner:

  • The deadline for entry is June 30th at 11:59PM Eastern
  • UPDATE: Deadline for entry is now July 7th
  • All apps submitted will be tested and judged by the WinSource staff.
  • We may give feedback and suggest changes before we settle on a winner.
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be chosen at the sole discretion of the WinSource staff and announced on the site.
  • The 1st place app will be published on our Marketplace account.
Rules & Regulations:
  • App entries and containing source code and graphics must be 100% owned by the entrant (exceptions include open source libraries)
  • App entries may include open source libraries, but must explicitly state/disclose where and what libraries are used when submitting their application and must ensure they follow all proper licensing regulations of included libraries. Preferably, entrants should not create “bulky” apps.
  • Entrants agree that entering an app into the contest constitutes the right for to use their app, their information, and their source code in any way, shape, or form deemed appropriate or beneficial to
  • Entrants agree that submitting an app into the contest grants WinSource & Neverstill Media an unrestricted and unlimited worldwide license to use, modify, publish, and reproduce the submitted application, source code, and related assets.
  • WinSource reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason

Beyond The Contest

Winners may be invited to do further contract work for or potentially even offered positions with the parent company, Neverstill Media, LLC.

On your mark… get set…. CODE!

Good luck everybody. We can’t wait to see what you create!

  • I think I might actually give this a try.

  • robjackson81

    I hope you do! :)

  • If only I could code! Good luck on this contest guys, you can’t go wrong with Winsource!

  • Jamie Adams

    Is the contest limited to US residents only?

  • Jamie Adams

    Why not take the opportunity and learn to code for a WinSource app? :)

  • Nope! This is an international contest!

  • Jakob

    How much of WinSource ‘image’ can we use? Can we use the logo and tagline and such?

  • You can use anything you want. Since it is a WinSource app we obviously want it to look like WinSource. :)

  • Jakob

    Excellent! :)

  • I just added a zip file with some logos in it.

  • NightAngel79

    Awesome contest! Can’t wait to see the winning app!

  • Steven

    Do you have a date to announce the winners?