I have worked and taught as an IT Pro and as a Developer. I appreciate both areas for IT practitioners.
This one caught my attention since it is a special awards program for Developers.

Enjoy!
Stephen Ibaraki

MSDN Code Awards is a program targeted to the Professional Developer. It’s a special community awards program that recognizes contributions of Developers & Development teams for their technical excellence, outstanding contributions in the community, business savvy or all round passion for the art of Development.

There are two award categories:

  1. Developer of the Year Award $2000 Prize and $1000 donation to Charity plus trip to Energize IT in June 2007** see rules
  2. Development TEAM of the Year Award - $4000 Prize, $1000 donation to Charity plus trip to Energize IT in June 2007** see rules

Timing:

 

Judges:

  • Mark Relph: Director: Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft Canada,
  • Stephen Ibaraki: Vice President, Canadian Information Processing Society,
  • Barnaby Jeans: Senior IT Advisor, Microsoft Canada,
  • Kate Gregory: Founding Partner, Gregory Consulting and,
  • Barry Gervin: Principle Consultant, Objectsharp Consulting

Want more information, go to:

English- http://msdn.microsoft.com/canada/codeawards/default.aspx

OR

French- http://msdn.microsoft.com/canada/fr/codeawards/default.aspx