Design an Xbox One controller for a shot at $1,000

Microsoft has not been shorthanded when it comes to giving out prizes based around their latest gaming console, the Xbox One. Previously, the company offered up a chance to design a new Xbox One Gamerpic and have 100 winners spotlighted in the community (along with a free Xbox One controller). If that contest isn’t your style, you can check out Microsoft’s latest contest to design a custom controller.

The latest contest from the Redmond based company is offering up $1,000 in prizes to the grand prize winner along with five Xbox One Wireless Controllers and “a shot of Xbox making a limited-run production of your design”. The “People’s Choice Prize” (AKA: The design with the most community votes) will receive $750, while nine other winners will receive $500 each. There is even a $150 gift certificate and Sensu digital artists brush with stylus available to a designer with the “best use of Microsoft’s FreshPaint app”.

*Awarded in the form of a gift card. No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Australia, New Zealand, UK or Ireland. Promotion ends 2/27/2014. 

Microsoft has spent a lot of time trying to become the design company they never were during their early days and this time they are reaching out to the community. The Xbox 360 had a collection of some interesting controllers (including the all Chrome design that no one can forget), but now it is time to get your own design manufactured and brag to your friends just how much more awesome you are!

Okay designers, get out and there and start designing – you have until December 31 to enter!

Community voting begins January 13, 2014, so be sure to check back then.

Click here for more details and to view the contest.

Source: Microsoft

Michael Archambault