Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
Q: Can I use Silverlight 1.1 / 2.0 ?
A: Yes. You can even use Silverlight 1.0. There are no constraints in this case.
Q: I am situated somewhere in Asia / North America / South America ... - can I participate?
A: No, unfortunatelly only citizens of European countries are allowed to participate in this (European) competition.
Q: My country is in Europe but it is not a member of the European Union. Can I participate in this competition?
A: Sure. We invite all European countries to participate - not just members of the European Union.
Q: How about you or other INETA board members?
A: Unfortunatelly I am not allowed to join this competition. Same applies to the other people behind the scenes.
Q: Can I use already published samples and just change the layout in a very innovative way?
A: Funny but no! We expect you to provide your work and your ideas. If there is a way to reuse some functions but to create a new application... there is a jury to decide on that.
Q: What is the fastest way to join this competition?
A: Register on [country].silverlightchallenge.eu (like germany.silverlightchallenge.eu, italy.silverlightchallenge.eu etc.) website, upload your work as a ZIP-file (or RAR) including necessary documentation. If you need something more like DB, external service or whatever else please contact the people listed as contacts on a competition (local/global) website.
Q: Is there any title associated with this competition?
A: INETA Europe is proud to promote you as a "European Silverlight Developer of the Year 2008" in al European countries and at Microsoft MIX08 conference in Las Vegas. We will do our best!
Q: Why shold I join this competition?
A: This is the perfect opportunity for you to show your creativity and prove your development skills in a challenge with your European colleagues. This is the unique chance for you to show your talent and establish new contacts with Silverlight developers accross Europe. And perhaps to extend your application together with others in the future.
Q: Do I need to submit a full featured high-end Silverlight application?
A: No. We don't expect huge investement in a development framework and millions of lines of code from you. We would like to see some great ideas implemented in a nice Silverlight application. That's it ... If you have something more comprehensive to offer - please don't hesitate to submit it too.