I have just created my entry for this competition but noticed that the UK id not specifically mentioned as being eligible:
The First Apps contest is open to developers in the United States, Germany, France, Japan, and India
Is anyone at Microsoft in a position to confirm that developers in the UK are eligible?
There is a bit more info in the detailed rules but it still looks a little ambiguous:
- You are a developer – professional, hobbyist, or student – and you are a legal resident of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, France, Germany, Japan, or India, 18 years of age or older; and
- If you are 18 of age or older, but are considered a minor in your place of residence, you must have obtained your parent's or legal guardian's permission prior to submitting an entry into this Contest; and
- You are NOTa resident of any of the following countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
- PLEASE NOTE: U.S. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. Therefore residents of these countries / regions are not eligible to participate.