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Microsoft will be kicking off a new worldwide campaign for developers to help drive some new apps and games to its app stores. Next month, the company will host a number of day events for content creators to pop along and receive some advice and support from experts.

Attending the days, developers will enjoy free consulting time with a Microsoft engineer who will provide guidance on a number of Windows development related topics – perfect if you're eyeing up the Windows and Windows Phone ecosystems for your next deployment.

It doesn't matter if you're unable to attend the events themselves as online sessions will also be available. To serve as an added incentive, Microsoft will be offering everyone the chance to win a trip to the 2014 Formula 1 US Grand Prix. All that's required is to publish an app to the Windows or Windows Phone Store.

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Not only are there Grand Prix tickets available, but also $10,000 for development, a MakerBot 3D printer and even some Lumia 1520s. Lucky developers will be rewarded in the following categories:

  • Best Windows Phone 8.1 app
  • Best Windows 8.1 app
  • Best cross-platform app
  • Breakthrough in App Innovation and Design

Check out more details on the promotion, as well as where (and when) the developer days will be over on the Publish Windows website.

Source: Microsoft (Publish Windows)