“Plug in and Win!” terrific prizes in the IntelliJ IDEAL Plugin Contest 2007!

September 17 marked the official start of JetBrains second annual Plugin Contest. Last year’s contest was an unqualified success that was too good not to repeat, and that is why we’ve decided to make it a yearly event.

This time we at JetBrains, with several contest sponsors, are giving away over USD57,000 in cash and software prizes to the developers of the IntelliJ IDEA plugins that are judged the best.
We will reward seven of the best contributions with cash and free software licenses:

  • Grand Prize: USD7,000 + Grand software license pack
  • Second Prize: USD4,000 + Deluxe software license pack
  • Third Prize: USD2,000 + Super software license pack
  • Team Leader’s Personal Prize: USD1,000 + Special free software license pack
  • Honorable Mention (3 awarded): USD350 Amazon.com gift certificate + free software license pack

Java development tools are kindly furnished by third-party companies sponsors which include Atlassian, Excelsior, Sixth and Red River, ej-technologies, FormDev Software, ProductiveMe and MB Technologies

Also, all valid submissions with non-trivial functionality will receive a commemorative contest T-shirt.

The contest kicked off September 17, 2007. Final code and collaterals must be submitted by December 21, 2007. Winners will be contacted by e-mail, and the winners list will be posted on the contest home page and announced in JetBrains blogs and RSS feeds on January 31, 2008.

For full contest details, prize info, official rules, submission procedures, etc, visit http://plugins.intellij.net

We invite you to spread the word and consider entering the contest yourself. We’re really looking forward to seeing what cool stuff people come up to make your (and our!) favorite Java IDE even smarter and more productive.

Also, consider visiting the Plugin Wish List and submit your feature requests and/or vote for others’ requests to help plugin developers move in the right direction and benefit our community.

Give it your best shot — earn the recognition of your peers, add to the community’s development toolbox, and win a cool prize!

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