2013 Developer contests where you can win big money and prizes

By | May 27, 2013

Food Cowboy Logo Last week I participated in the NYC BigApps Weekend Hackathon sponsored by CleanWeb in lower Manhattan. I partnered with a team of cool developers to build an app for the Food Cowboy organization. Even though we did not win, I had a great time and made some contacts in the NYC tech community. This event reminded me that I had not posted an update for the software developer contests happening this year. The are tons of prizes up for grabs since most of the contests end with very few entries. Well, here is the list and let me know if you plan to participate. I will most likely contribute to many if not all of them if I have the time. Happy coding! :)

List of upcoming developer contests for 2013

NYC BigApps
Date: June 7th
Prizes: 35K+
Site: http://nycbigapps.com/prizes

VA Medical
Date: June 13th (proposal date)
Prizes: $9 million
Site: http://vascheduling.challenge.gov/details/dates
EHR medical software

Applivate Windows 8 contest
Date: June 14th
Prizes: A trip, device, etc
Site: http://apptivate.ms/contest

Evernote Devcup
Get AWS credits as well so follow rules on hackerleague
Date: June 29th
Prizes: $35K
Site: https://www.hackerleague.org/hackathons/evernote-devcup-2013/

Microsoft Appforcash
Date: June 30th
Prizes: Cash
Site: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsstore/archive/2013/04/25/featured-apps-in-the-windows-store.aspx

Verizon developer contest
Date: June 30th (proposal)
Prizes: $1 Million
Site: http://verizon.public.brainbankinc.com/default

Dilbert App contest
Date: July 12th
Prizes: Gift cards and Corona SDK for free
Site: http://www.coronalabs.com/dilbert

Kii Cloud app challenge
Date: July 26
Prizes: $50K
Site: http://kii.challengepost.com/

Ford contest
Date: July 28
Prizes: $50K
Site: http://ford.challengepost.com/

Viggie App Jam
Date: August 22
Prizes: $50K
Site: http://appjam.viggle.com/

Samsung Smart challenge
Use Chord SDK on Galaxy S4
Date: Aug 31st
Prizes: $800K
Site: http://developer.samsung.com/ssac2013

Net Gear contest
Date: Sept 30th
Prizes: $1 million
Site: http://www.netgearappcontest.com/

Netflix Cloud Contest
Date: Sept 15th
Prizes: $10K
Site: https://github.com/Netflix/Cloud-Prize/wiki

Other useful information and potential contest opportunities

Developer force
Date: June 2nd
Prizes: $16K
Site: http://events.developerforce.com/en/contests/challenge2013

Asha competition

Date: August 2
Developer program
League of Developers

Indie game contests
Prizes: numerous
Site: http://www.pixelprospector.com/indie-game-competitions/