The computer is a brilliant tool. It can carry out nearly any task you want it to do, as long as you know how to write the code to communicate your ideas effectively. In the Microsoft Coded Creations Contest, we’re celebrating that skill with a contest for projects that are code-based. The project you build can be simple or complex — we just want to see what code-driven creations you come up with.
We’re giving away an amazing collection of prizes, including a Lenovo Yoga 3 laptop, a Surface Pro 3 with Type Cover, 5 Canon G16 cameras, Spark prototyping bundles, and more. There is a special judges prize for best use of Visual Studio, Microsoft Azure, Kinect/Xbox, Windows Phone apps, or any Windows app. Check out #idevthis  for inspiration and let the programming begin!

The Coded Creations is closed.

Grand Prize


Judges Prize

Judges Prize: Best use of Visual Studio,  Microsoft Azure, Kinect/Xbox, Windows Phone apps, or any Windows app.

Grand Prize

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:

Runner Up

Nine Runner Ups will receive:

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Mar 23, 2015 and May 18, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Coded Creations. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.