Windows 10 IoT Core - Home Automation Contest

Win trips to Maker Faire and SparkFun gift certificates!

Total prize pool of $4,000+

Windows 10 IoT Core - Home Automation Contest
Windows 10 IoT Core - Home Automation Contest
This contest is over! See all the winning entries. Want more chances to win prizes? Check out our active contests.



Did I win the contest? When will I receive my prize?

If you are a winner, we will contact you directly via email to arrange the shipment of your prize.

I submitted my project but it says "Awaiting moderation". Will it affect my eligibility?
As long as you submit your project before the deadline it doesn't matter when it is moderated. Just sit back and enjoy a well deserved break!
My project is locked and I can't edit it anymore. Why is that?
All projects entered in the contest are locked after the submission deadline to ensure that they remain the same during the judging process. They are then unlocked after winners are announced.
Somebody copied my entry! What can I do?
When judging entries, we take into account the submission date. When an entry is clearly plagiarized from another, we favor the original entry. If you believe the result of the judging is unfair, please email us at to appeal.
What are the prizes?
Best Project of All: Americas
  • Paid trip to Maker Faire NYC
Best Project of All: Europe
  • Paid trip to Maker Faire Rome
Best Project of All: World
  • Gift certificate to SparkFun
2nd Prize
  • Gift certificate to SparkFun
3rd Prize
  • Gift certificate to SparkFun
What is the contest timeline?

Contest begins:

August 10, 2015 at 8:55 AM PT

Submissions close:

September 18, 2015 at 11:59 PM PT

Winners announced:

September 24, 2015

When will winners be announced? Where can I see the list?

Contest winners will be announced on September 24, 2015. The list of winners will be visible on the main page (Contest brief).

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