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It gives great pleasure to announce the winners of the first ever OpenNTF Development Contest. Without any further ado here are the winners:

Ferry Kranenburg for his Multi Database Search Control
Dennis Chen for his ZK Spreadsheet for XPages
Rami Muurimaki for his XPages PDF Exporter Custom Control

The winners can select to receive a 64gb Wifi iPad or a 32gb 3G iPad.

The contest had a total of 22 individual contributors who submitted 49 entries which contained 54 custom controls and 10 library controls. More importantly there were 14 first time OpenNTF contributors who participated in the contest. They are Mariusz Jakubowski, Per Henrik Lausten, Serdar Basegmez, Naveen Maurya, Martin Meijer, Aidan Cooper, Fredrik Norling, Elijah Lapson, Kateryna Czerniachowska, Dennis Chen, Marco Dreher, Michael McGarel, Lars Buntrock and Rami Muurimaeki. Existing OpenNTF contributors and committers included Ulrich Krause, Declan Lynch, Ferry Kranenburg, Frank van der Linden, Mark Hughes, Patrick Kwinten, Paul Withers and Rolf Kremer.

A special honorable mention goes out to Ulrich Krause who submitted 11 custom controls for the contest. Very impressive!

All of the contest contributors will each be receiving a special OpenNTF Development T-Shirt thanks to contest sponsor We4IT. Each contributor will be contacted to arrange for sizes and shipping instructions.

IBM Director of Lotus Software Ed Brill had the following to say about the development contest:

"The quantity and quality of the entries in the OpenNTF.org development content reflects the growing adoption of XPages as a powerful framework for building exceptional work experience applications. From practical to clever to intricate, the range of submissions exceeded my expectations. The contest also demonstrated that Domino developers seek recognition and reward, and I hope we can use this framework for additional community-building efforts in the future."

You can see screenshots and watch videos of all the contest entries on XPages.info.

As Chairman of OpenNTF I would like to thank all of the people who participated in the contest and to IBM Business Partner We4IT for their sponsorship. I would also like to thank IBM's Niklas Heidloff for driving the success of the contest within the community. Ever since I started working with Niklas a few years back, he has always wanted to have a development contest like this. You have all helped to "knock this out of the park" for not only the IBM XPages community but for Niklas.

Please also stay tuned for a special announcement on Tuesday, September 6th.

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