I recently participated in something called the Microsoft Digital Youth Award 2013

It was interesting in that it was part promotion of Microsoft’s new Windows 8 Operating System running on the Surface Tablet and also part getting people with diverse backgrounds to think of interesting applications for the new format. I had contributed to some of the development of the award itself and apparently it had over 1,100 applicants.

By the time we did the 1st round of judging, it was whittled down to 22 applicants. In the final round of judging, it was down to 12 finalists.

Here are the judges for the event: http://digitalyouth.jp/award/judge/

Here are the 2013 winners: http://digitalyouth.jp/award/ Congratulations!

Some news articles that have come out on the event itself: