Windows 8 Student Holiday App Challenge: Publish your Windows 8 app and Receive $100 gift card


Create and publish your Windows 8 application by January 20th, 2013 and Receive a $100 gift card. Get started with your New Year app revolution. It’s easy to do and free!

  1. Step 1 GET STARTED

  2. Download all the software and resources you need completely FREE!



We’ll point you to instructive videos, sample code, and more.


Your app will be available to millions at the Windows Store. Submit the details of your published app to claim your $100 gift card prize.

Check out Official terms and conditions:

Windows 8 Holiday App Challenge Offer Terms

Offer good only in the 50 United States and D.C. to students ages 18 and up. Offer good to any student actively enrolled as a student at an accredited educational institution that grants high-school or college/university (or equivalent) degrees (including home schools) at any time between December 6th, 2012-January 20th, 2013 and submits a Windows 8 application to the US Windows Store that is approved and available for download through the US Windows Store. Each student or is eligible to receive $100 per application they make, not to exceed 5 applications. If a team of students submits the Windows 8 application to the US Windows Store, the team may not exceed 3 members. The team will receive a 100$ gift card as prize. $100 individual gift cards will not be awarded to each team members. This offer is non-transferable. The application must be published to the US Windows Store by January 20th, 2013. The application must be submitted to be published to the US Windows Store no earlier than December 15th, 2012. This offer ends on January 20th or when the gift supply of 200 gift cards has been exhausted, whichever comes first, and is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Any gift returned as non-deliverable will not be re-sent. Please allow 6-8 weeks from the end of the offer (January 20th, 2013) for shipment of your gift.