The 5k contest ran from 2000 until 2002. Back in 2010, Microsoft revived the idea by partnering with An Event Apart with an updated limit and a new name: 10k Apart. Today, Microsoft announced that the 10k Apart contest is back and brings with it a handful of new challenges described below. Microsoft will be giving away $10,000 to the top three entries, plus tickets to An Event Apart, complete collections of A Book Apart titles, and copies of my book too.
- 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.
Read more about this contest here.