Best of Adobe ColdFusion 10 (Beta) Contest

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I'm happy to announce that we are running another "Best of ColdFusion" contest to celebrate the public beta release of the next version of Adobe ColdFusion 10 (Beta).

The contest rules are simple: Design an application (and that can be a "real" app, a one page template, even a mobile application driven by ColdFusion on the back end) that highlights a new ColdFusion 10 feature. You can highlight any ColdFusion 10 feature (or features).

Unlike before, contest entries will be shared immediately with everyone via our Facebook page. (URL soon!) You will be able to play with the contest entries. There will still be a series of public blog posts talking about the entries and reviewing them, but you can see right away what other entrants are doing. Even better, you get a chance to help pick the winners.

We will be giving away 2 copies of Adobe ColdFusion 10 Enterprise and Adobe ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1. Two of the winners will be chosen by myself and Rakshith (ColdFusion Product Manager) based on a purely "This is cool!" rating system. The other two winners will be entirely driven by "Likes" on the Facebook page.

As before, this contest is open to anyone and everyone, and all entries must be licensed via an open source license. To submit your entry, please email a zip to

Participating in the contest constitutes permission to Adobe Systems Incorporated to use the applications created and participants' pictures and/or name and/ or other particulars and /or likeness for the purposes of advertising, trade and promotion of Adobe ColdFusion or otherwise without further compensation and notification to the participant and authorization from the participant.

The contest runs from now until May 1st.

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by David McGuigan posted on 3/1/2012 at 7:48 AM

Open source license? Are you kidding me? I was ecstatic about this contest until I read that line. Now I can't even enter it frown.

Comment 2 by Raymond Camden posted on 3/1/2012 at 7:56 AM

Sorry you feel that way. -Every- contest I've run has been that way. The idea being folks can download the code and play with it. You aren't giving up your copyright, just agreeing to allow others to make use of your code. As I said - every other contest run on this blog has followed the exact same rules.

Comment 3 by David McGuigan posted on 3/1/2012 at 9:30 AM

I was just being bitter. It's an awesome contest. Can't wait to see the entries.

Comment 4 by Raymond Camden posted on 3/1/2012 at 10:02 AM

Um.... ok. ;)

Comment 5 by Lola LB posted on 3/1/2012 at 6:10 PM

Love that Zeus cartoon!

Comment 6 by Tom K posted on 4/14/2012 at 6:43 PM

Did the contest URL ever get posted? I don't see it.

Comment 7 by Raymond Camden posted on 4/14/2012 at 6:44 PM

No - but you can email me the zip directly.

Comment 8 by Dale Fraser posted on 4/30/2012 at 6:16 PM

Love your contests,

Not really a submitter, but like to see what people put together. However I think the Facebook like model, is nothing more than a popularity contest.

Someone with 1000 facebook friends could easily get more votes by asking their friends than a non facebook user etc.

As I said it doesn't affect me as I wont submit, but hopefully you have thought of this and have a solution.

Look forward to reading the entries regardless.

Comment 9 by Raymond Camden posted on 4/30/2012 at 6:36 PM

That's why we have 4 prizes - only 2 will be based on FB. As it stands - our community isn't a huge one. I don't think it will be much of a problem. (And if it is, well, we won't repeat it for CF11. ;)