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SilverlightShow Contest: Win a Pass for Visual Studio Live! Redmond Conference


SilverlightShow and Visual Studio Live will be again sending one SilverlightShow member to the next Visual Studio Live event for free! After giving away a free pass for Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas in March, and Visual Studio Live! New York in May, we are now looking forward to Visual Studio Live! Redmond conference, taking place in Microsoft HQ in Redmond, August 6-10, 2012

One of you will get a free Best Value Package pass for this event ($2,195 value) in our contest!

What is Visual Studio Live! Redmond? It's a 5-Day Event with top Microsoft experts and insiders - right in the heart of the "Mothership" itself! Attend 60+ sessions and full-day workshops on Windows 8/WinRT, Silverlight/WPF, Cloud Computing, Visual Studio 2010+/.NET 4.0+, Web, HTML5, Cross-Platform Mobile, Windows Phone 7 and more! Get the inside scoop on what's happening in the Microsoft and developer landscape.

The extra-cool part about Visual Studio Live! Redmond: attendees get exclusive access to the Microsoft campus, including the employee-only discount area at the Microsoft Company Store (which means stocking up on hugely-discounted software)! Learn more on the event »



1. How to enter?

Just be creative! Introduce Visual Studio Live! Redmond to others in an interesting way - be it through a photo collage, music, video, poem, drawing, or why not a song? Feel free to focus on the top 10 reasons for attending the event, the sessions, the speakers, the venue, or another aspect of the conference that makes you keen to attend it! 

Post your creatives in the SilverlightShow Forum Thread we've opened especially for this contestAnd that's it!
: videos should be uploaded to youtube, please post the link to the youtube video. Images bigger than 200K should be included as a thumbnail, linked to the externally hosted original image file. Audio files should be posted as external links.

The best contest entries will be featured on SilverlightShow Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, on Visual Studio Live Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, and will get a free SilverlightShow T-shirt!

2. Contest start and end date

The contest starts at 12:01 am PST on June 5th, 2012 and ends at 11:59 pm PST on July 15th, 2012. Posts received outside this period will not be considered for the free pass giveaway.

3. Choosing the winner

A jury elected by the contest organizers - SilverlightShow and Visual Studio Live - will award the free pass to the most creative entry, based on originality of idea and quality of its presentation. 

Posts which do not meet the requirements of the contest will be removed. One entry per registered member only, next entries by the same member will be removed.

4. Announcing the winner

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 on SilverlightShow Home page, inside the contest forum thread, as well as via email to the winner. If the winner does not confirm he accepts his award within 2 days from mailing, we will pick and announce another winner.
The winner, as well as all contest-related news will also be announced via SilverlightShow Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. Stay in touch!

5. Who may join?

Anyone who has not yet registered to attend the event. Just make sure you'd have enough time for visa or travel arrangements if you are awarded the free pass.

Good Luck!

Want to attend the conference without challenging your luck? Get $400 off the standard price of Visual Studio Live! Redmond Best Value Package by using this code exclusive to SilverlightShow readers and members: VSLRTU