Win Up To $40,000 in the Windows 8 Apps For Social Good Contest


Want to make some money and help people at the same time?  This is how you do it!  Check out this contest going on at NetSquared, here is what they say:



Open for submissions


Submissions Close:

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 11:59pm


Voting Opens:

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 12:01am


Voting Closes:

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 11:59pm


Winners Announced:

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 12:00pm


Winner Receives:

  • Best Overall Windows 8 App: $15,000
  • Best Overall Windows 8 Phone App: $15,000;
  • People’s Choice App: $10,000;
  • PLUS Windows 8 Phone for each winner!



NOTE: entries must serve a "social good".
WE define this as a good or service that provides some sort of benefit to the general public and doesn’t solely exist to provide the maximum possible return to shareholders. Some classic examples of social good topics are: clean water, literacy, food security, healthy & safe environment. For the purposes of this contest, we’re considering any topic within TechSoup Global's HackerHelper Wiki.


Want to help people find the closest organic produce? Interested in making it easier for people to conserve more energy? Can you make online donations easier? How about making math easier for kids?


Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Contest invites both new and seasoned developers to create an app for “social good” – and you could win one of three cash prizes to help fuel your dream and keep it going!

Best Overall Windows 8 App: $15,000
Best Overall Windows 8 Phone App: $15,000
People’s Choice App: $10,000

PLUS - each winner will receive a Windows Phone!


Want to help but aren't sure where to start?
The HackerHelper Wiki will help you figure out what problem you want to work on, give you resources (including data sets and APIs), and show you where to find more information.


Have an idea or part of an app but don't know how to get it done?
Generation App provides what you need to make coding Windows 8 apps or games a snap. Find the tools, help, and support you need to make sure your app is available now that Windows 8 is here.



Make sure to go to for all the contest details.