No purchase necessary. The Challenge is open to all beta testers who are registered to participate in the Free Microsoft Visual Studio "Everett" beta test program. You must have a valid Beta ID and password to be eligible. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Microsoft Corporation, their affiliates, parent company, participating vendors, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and anyone working directly on this program, product and promotion and the immediate family members or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. The promotion begins at 12:01 a.m. (PT) on October 7th and ends at 11:59 p.m. (PT) November 11th 2002 ("Entry Period").
HOW TO ENTER / JUDGING CRITERIA / PRIZES
To enter, simply submit a consequential bug on the Everett beta site during the Entry Period. A bug will be considered consequential if it materially affects the operation of the software program. So by way of example, spelling or formatting errors will not be considered for the purposes of this contest.