Microsoft is teaming up once again with the National Football League, this time with a special contest called the Imagine Bowl. It offers US residents who are 18 years of age or older a chance to submit their ideas on how to improve the NFL via technology.
"Think of ways technology can help players and coaches on the field, diehards in the stands, and fans at home or on the go. Bring your A game, though. Because the three best ideas as voted on by our judging panel will win a trip to Super Bowl 50. And the best of the best will win a $50,000 payday, too."
Entries must be submitted by December 1. The contest rules state they can be either a "3,000 word maximum Vision Proposal that covers what the vision is, who it impacts, and how it evolves the game of football" or it can be a three-minute video "that sells your idea/vision to the judging team". There's also the option of doing both a written and video proposal, with up to three supporting documents.
Microsoft and the NFL are in the middle of a multi-year agreement that offers football teams a chance to access custom Surface tablets that can be used on the sidelines during games. Fans can also keep up with the league with special NFL apps made for Windows 10 and the Xbox One console.