Trolltech Sponsors Developer Contest

2/10/2004 -, the independent Qt community Website launched October 2003, announced the Developer Contest. The subject for the contest is edutainment. This Developer Contest is sponsored by Trolltech as a part of the company's support of the open source community.

The First prize for the Developer contest is USD1500, and the second prize is USD750. Two Third prizes, the Judge's Choice Prize and the Community Choice Prize, will each be awarded USD500.

" is responding to the need for a developer community for the growing number of Qt developers out there," says's Community Manager Christian Kienle. "The contest aims to bring Qt developers together and challenge them to be creative with Qt in the field of edutainment."

Eligible contest entries can be any English language version of an original "edutainment" software application developed using Qt versions 3.2.3 or later. "Edutainment" software is software written to educate the users while it entertains them. The software must be licensed under an Open Source license.

The contest winners will be announced on the and Trolltech Websites: and

"We are very excited about the open source community's initiative to establish an independent Qt community Website," said Matthias Ettrich, Trolltech's Director of Software Development Desktop Platforms. "The Edutainment Contest will help boost this excellent initiative and we are looking forward to seeing many new Qt based applications as a result."

The contest is open to individuals who are independent software developers or to companies which are software developers. Individual developers may enter works created individually or in collaboration with other eligible contestants. The deadline for submitting contest entries is May 31.

About Qt forum is a Qt community website founded in October 2003. The aim is to build a community of developers who are using Qt for commercial or non-commercial work. Since its start, has increased with about 100 new members a month.

About Trolltech
Trolltech® is a software company with two flagship products: Qt® and Qtopia®. Qt is a multi-platform C++ application framework developers can use to write single-source applications that run -- natively -- on Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and embedded Linux. Qt has been used to build thousands of successful commercial applications worldwide, and is the basis of the open source KDE desktop environment. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application environment built for embedded Linux, and is used in Sharp's line of Zaurus PDAs. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Palo Alto, California. More about Trolltech can be found at

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