Microsoft has once again teamed with An Event Apart to reintroduce the 10K Apart contest. The competition comes with a number of challenges and the top entries will win money from a $10,000 price fund. Microsoft will also award tickets to An Event Apart.
Initially, the 5K contest (as it was known) ran between 2000 and 2002. Microsoft reintroduced it in 2010 in collaboration with An Event Apart. Rebranded as the 10K Apart, the competition is sponsored by Microsoft Edge.
The competition closes on September 30. Below is the full list of rules for the 10K Apart competition.
Entries should be accessible. In line with the philosophy of progressive enhancement, your entry should be usable by the broadest number of users possible. Accessibility is not a checklist, but if you’re clueless about where to start, these techniques can offer some guidance.
Nothing comes for free. In previous years, we gave a pass if you wanted to use jQuery or load some fonts from Typekit. This year we decided to change it up, not because we don’t love these products (we do), but because we wanted to force every piece of code, every asset, to fight for its place in your entry. Anything you add should be added with purpose.