A.P.P.L.E. is once again sponsoring an Apple II programming competition to encourage development activity in the community. This is a great opportunity to have fun coding and win some nifty prizes at the same time. Contest press release, rules and other details below.

A.P.P.L.E. Presents the 2007 Apple II Programming Contest

About the contest

The 2007 version of the A.P.P.L.E. Apple II Programming Contest will  run from 1 April through 1 October 2007.  All entries must be received by midnight, PST,  of 1 October 2007.  The purpose of this contest is to spur on new development of programs in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Apple II coming up next February.

The Rules

All programs must be written by a single author and may be derivative works as long as they are adding functionality to the original program.  It must be written by one person and must be readable by the judges.  All programs must run on one of the following specified machines: 

Apple II, II+,IIe or //c
Any common configuration
Can run on hard disk or CFFA Card

Apple IIgs
Any common configuration
Can Run off of CFFA or Hard Disk.

All programs must be HDV, SHK or DSK files and must be emailed to A.P.P.L.E. within the given time frame.  The email address for the contest is cont@callapple.org.  Source, binary, and if applicable, documentation must be submitted together in order to be considered for the contest.  Also all submissions must have system requirements clearly specified in the documentation.

The contest is not open to Call-A.P.P.L.E. staff or their relatives

The Prizes

A.P.P.L.E. will be awarding the top three finishers with prizes specified below as well as a price for the most unique application. Each INDIVIDUAL submitting a program will receive a $25.00 gift certificate for the Call-A.P.P.L.E. store.  Multiple submissions are welcome but only one gift certificate per person will be allowed.

1st Place Prize – The first place finisher will receive a $100.00 in cash as well as a two-year contract with A.P.P.L.E. for
distribution of the winning software.

2nd Place Prize — The second place finisher will receive $50 in cash and a one year A.P.P.L.E. Membership or $25.00 gift certificate for use in the A.P.P.L.E. store.

3rd Place Prize — the third place finisher will receive a $50 gift certificate for use in the A.P.P.L.E. Store.

Most Unique Prize — The person submitting the most unique will receive the A.P.P.L.E. Complete Collection on DVD (Total Value of more than $150).
The Judging

The judging will be done by a judging panel of A.P.P.L.E. outsiders unrelated to day to day operations of A.P.P.L.E.  All decisions of the panel of judges will be final and prizes awarded accordingly.  The winners will be announced on 1 February 2007 on the A.P.P.L.E. Website and in Call-A.P.P.L.E. Magazine  All prizes will be sent automatically to the winning participants at that time.

For more information about the contest, go to the A.P.P.L.E. website at http://www.callapple.org or write to contest@callapple.org.

* All submissions to this contest will be published online and will also be available to the general public on the A.P.P.L.E. Website. All of the authors credits will remain on all programs but the rights to publish will reside with A.P.P.L.E. with the exception of the winning package which will be distributed via contract with A.P.P.L.E. and the author.

** KFest 2007 related HackFest programs may be submitted as they will be worked on during the timeframe of the contest.