Jan 20th, 2013

Developers looking for a nice supplemental salary to get them through 2013 might want to take up an offer that Campbell’s, the folks behind those delicious soup products, has put on the table. The company is offering a $25,000 first place prize to whoever can create an app that will help families decide what to have for dinner in its “Hack the Kitchen” competition.

Should your idea be awarded the first place prize you’ll not only get a guaranteed $25,000, but you’ll be offered a $25,000 contract to develop the app into a full market-ready app. That’s a grand total of $50,000 for following through with it all, and any small-time developer knows that $50,000 is nothing to sneeze at.

Campbell’s is also offering compensation for whoever is voted as the runner-up, with a $10,000 prize for whoever comes in second. Their idea will also be kept on board for possible future development if Campbell’s ever feels the desire to launch it.

Your entry can be a traditional app or even a game, “or something totally new,” if you so desire. You have until February 1st to submit your initial idea, and you’ll have until March 1st to submit your prototype. The top 10 finalists will be announced on March 11th, and those folks will be invited to Google’s Mountain View headquarters to present their application on March 22nd.

If you’re not preoccupied with other projects and want a chance to make some nice money for 2013 then get over to Campbell’s site to learn more about how you can enter.