Monday, May 3, 2010

Win US$ 15k and Trip to USA: Microsoft/SPARK

Win US$ 15k  and Trip to USA:

embeddedSPARK 2010 SUMMER Challenge
The theme for the embeddedSPARK 2010 SUMMER Challenge is "Media Explosion"
Create an embedded project that approaches media in an new and innovative way and enter to win $15,000!

We know you've got great ideas – and we want to see them in action. So go to your quiet place, think big and enter the embeddedSPARK 2010 SUMMER Challenge.

Get started by watching these videos:
  • Flint and Oliver talks about the theme "Media Explosion", and what the judges are looking for. (Video coming soon)

    Or learn how the challenge works:
Round One
Submit a 1-3-page paper that outlines an embedded project that approaches media in a new and innovative way. Be creative, have fun but remember this is an embedded challenge!

Deadline: June 8, 2010 at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -8)

On June 15, 2010, we’ll announce the (up to) 75 participants who will advance to round two.

Round Two

It’s time to put your skills to the test. All 75 round one winners will receive a free embeddedSPARK Kit, based on an embeddedSPARK platform device. Build a working prototype of your idea and submit a 4-8-page paper that describes your solution. You’ll also need to create a 3-minute video that summarizes your project.

Deadline: August 31, 2010 at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -8)
Final Round
On September 7, 2010, we will reveal the top 3 finalists. Each of the 3 finalists will receive a flight to ESC Boston, where they will demonstrate their project live during the Microsoft Industry Address on September 21, 2010.

The 1st prize winner will be announced at the event, and will receive a cash prize of $15,000. Second prize winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000. Third prize winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

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