Although I’m not a developer myself, I do know quite a few people who are and wanted to pass along information about a great contest around Windows 8.
The main site is https://buildwindowscontest.com.
Quick Contest Info
The First Apps contest will select eight winning apps to be the very first apps in the Windows Store when it opens. This is your chance to show off your great app and to be part of an exclusive group of developers invited to participate in the Store when it first opens. The winning developers will also get some goodies to help them build even better apps:
Please visit the site for all the details and start coding as submissions are due by January 8, 2012!