June 30th, 2006 by Keith

Google Desktop Gadget Contest

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Google Desktop

Google has announced to the public that they will have a Google Desktop Gadget Contest. If you are one who has the skills and innovation to make it big, then this is your time to earn some prizes! Cash prize of up to $5,000 is there for you to lay your hands on.

Before I go into more detail, take note that the contest will end in one month’s time, which is July 31, 2006. The top three prizes are $5000, $2000 and $1000, respectively. The winners of these prizes will be announced on August 21, 2006.

Furthermore, each developer who has submitted an approved gadget will receive a limited edition of Google Desktop Developer T-shirt, and have their gadget displayed to millions Google Desktop users.

In order to award winner, a panel of judges will judge the work based on popularity, visual appeal, use of new features and creativity.


  • * The Contest is open only to individuals who are 18 years or older.
  • * The Contest is void in Brazil, Puerto Rico, Quebec and where prohibited by law.
  • * Residents of Iran, Sudan, Cuba, Syria, North Korea and Burma are not eligible to participate in the Contest.
  • * Employees of Google, its affiliates and subsidiaries, contractors, temporary employees, those performing internships from 6/1/06 through 8/31/06, and participating advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and members of their immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings and spouse, regardless of where they reside and/or those living in the same household of each) are not eligible to participate in the Contest.

For more information, check out the Google Desktop Gadget Contest website.

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