Article Writing Contest - 19-Apr-2010 to 25-Jun-2010

Posted on:4/7/2010 1:39:59 PM


Dear Visitor,

On the occasion of our third anniversary, we are going to start "Article Writing Contest" in which you can win bundle of exciting prizes from us and from our sponsors.

The articles can be on Web or Windows development focused on Microsoft technologies.

What you can win?

Below are the prizes details that you can win.

1st Prize
2nd Prize
Editor's choice
Best Problem Solving Article
Max. number of good articles
iPod Nano
iPod Shuffle

Microsoft Lifecam VX - 500
  • iPod Nano 8 GB OR Videocon V1750 phone
  • Free License from DevXpress
  • Free license from 10Tec
Worth $680/- (Rs. 30,000/-) appox.
  • iPod Shuffle 4 GB OR Videocon 1455 phone
  • Free License from DevXpress
  • Free license from SmartOutline 
Worth $490/- (Rs. 20,000/-) appox.
  • Creative A300 Speaker system OR Microsoft Lifecam VX - 500 Web camera  
  • Free 1 year membership from LearnVisualStudio.NET 
Worth $104/- (Rs. 4,500/-) appox.
  • 8 GB Thumb drive
  • Free license from SmartOutline
Worth $157/- (Rs. 6,900/-) appox.
  • Free 1 year membership from LearnVisualStudio.NET
  • Free license from 10Tec
Worth $300/- (Rs. 13,500/-) appox.

This contest start from 19-Apr-2010 and will end on 25-Jun-2010. The winners shall be declared on 29-Jun-2010.

The winners will be declared in several categories (not limited to) and they are
  1. 1st Prize (The winner of the contest)
  2. 2nd Prize (Runner up winner)
  3. Editor's choice article
  4. Best problem solving article
  5. Max. number of good articles
  6. Some more surprise gifts to be distributed to the participants based on the content quality
All winners shall get a winning Certificate from DotNetFunda.Com.

Select a topic of Web or Windows development in Microsoft technologies. Go to "Articles" section and click Submit Article link.  Write article along with supporting code snippets and images. Also attach the demo application, if any and you are done. Soon your article should be listed at Article Writing Contest page, If your article is not listed after 24 hours of submission, please contact us. The more votes your article gets the more chances you will have to win. For more details on how the winner will be selected, read the Rules section.

Sponsors of this contest

Sponsors name
Prize details


Build Your Best Without Limits or Compromise

DevExpress engineers feature-complete Presentation Components, Reporting Systems, IDE Productivity Tools and Business Application Frameworks for Visual Studio .NET. Our technologies help you build your best, see complex software with greater clarity, increase your productivity and create stunning applications for Windows and Web in the shortest possible time. Learn more:

Prize: IDE Productivity Tools by DevExpress
Worth: $249.00

Today, software consumers demand more than ever from developers. The pressure to deliver more features with higher quality in less time has never been greater. Developer Express created CodeRush and Refactor! to help developers and managers meet increased demands for quality and functionality, boosting productivity while eliminating repetition that erodes creativity. Learn more:


10Tec Company is devoted to creating great, exclusive ActiveX and .NET components and developer tools. iGrid is our flagship grid control for the COM/ActiveX and .NET Framework platforms.

Prize: 10Tec iGrid.NET
Worth: $238.00

10Tec iGrid.NET is the most flexible, fastest and easiest grid for the .NET Framework. Use iGrid.NET either as a .NET DataGrid, DataGridView or ListView substitution, or as a full-featured grid control. With iGrid.NET you can format each cell independently as well as a whole column at once, create a message preview like in MS Outlook, build tree-like interfaces, freeze rows and columns, design multi-row headers, make scroll bars semi-transparent, and more.


SmartOutline is professional free-form information management software that allows you to organize, secure, collaborate and work with information in new and innovative ways.

Prize: SmartOutline 2010  -  SmartOutline Professional
Worth: $139.00

SmartOutline is professional free-form information management software that allows you to organize, secure, collaborate and work with information in new and innovative ways. SmartOutline operates from a tree-like or Explorer style interface. After adding information to your outline, you can save it to an ".OUT" outline document format. From there, export to many popular office file formats and share with others. You can write notes, add calendar events, reference articles or even annotate any web page using shapes, clip art and text highlighting tools.

LearnVisualStudio.NET, created in 2002, includes over 500 video tutorials on Visual Basic.NET, C# and ASP.NET. That's over 100 hours of online training. Sign up for the mailing list and they'll send you free video tutorials. And if you like what you see, you can browse their library of over 500 video tutorials, choose from 3 affordable subscriptions, and instantly download as many videos as you like. 

Inexpensive training. Invaluable knowledge.
Prize: 1 Year subscription
Worth: $69.95 
Founded in March 2008, Balsamiq Studios creates rich, elegant, high quality plugins for Web Office applications. Balsamiq is a Micro-ISV, which in English means "a tiny software company". We like to compete on usability and customer service.
Prize: Balsamiq Mockups
Worth: $79.00

  • Create software mockups in minutes 
  • Collaborate with your team 
  • Focus on creating your product

Panel of Judges

Sainath Sherigar Sainath Sherigar, PMP, ITIL V3F, COBIT 4.1F is a practising Project Manager and has diverse experience in leading global projects from inception to final delivery and closure. 

He also maintains a Project Management website
Shivprasad Koirala Shivprasad Koirala, is a Microsoft MVP for ASP/ASP.NET and currently a CEO of a small E-learning company in India. He is very much active in making training videos, writing books and corporate trainings.

He can be reached at his company website
Sheo Narayan Sheo  Narayan, is the Founder of His major qualifications includes HDCS, ADCA, MCA, MCTS. He has been developing and architecting applications in Microsoft technologies since year 2001. 

He can be reached at his family website


  • No stealing contents or codes, only original and first time published article will be considered for the contest. Articles participating in this competition must not be published on other websites.
  • A participant can submit more than one article to increase the chance of winning.
  • This contest is valid for all DotNetFunda.Com registered members irrespective of the geographical location.
  • The prize gift will be either dispatched by us directly to the winners address or may be ordered online that will be delivered to winners address. In case, the prize gift can't be ordered online in a particular country, the value of the gift in India will be paid to the winner by converting to his/her country currency via PayPal (For example: If the price of the gift in India is INR 4500 then $100 will be paid to the winner from USA assuming that INR 45 = $1)
  • Prizes offered by our sponsors will be given to the winners by Sponsors directly with their terms and conditions.
  • Decision of our panel of Judges will be final. Once prizes are declared, it will not be changed and no argument will be accepted in any case.
  • Winners will be decided based on the quality of the content, readers vote and our panel of Judges decision.
  • One participant will win only one category of the prize except maximum number of good submissions.
  • By participating in this contest you agree to the rules and agree that your name, member profile information, article contents can be used for promotional purposes.
  • The copyright of the article/any contents participated in this  contest will be transferred to DotNetFunda.Com and author should seek our permission before re-publishing the content any where in any form.
  • DotNetFunda.Com has all rights to rollback this contest in an unforeseen circumstances and no obligation in this regard will be accepted. We shall try to compensate the author of good articles by giving some token amount that will be decided by the DotNetFunda.Com team at that time.
  • Rules and prizes are subject to change/revise without any notice. For website terms and conditions please click here.

For any question or clarification, please contact us (select "Contact Us" from Category dropdown).

Disclaimer: Images displayed here are for reference purpose only. Actual delivered prizes image may look differently.