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Show off your most creative Win 8 start screen!

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Challenge Goal

Create a customized Windows 8 start screen using striking background, interesting tile colors and arrangements, enabling screen controls and others, and upload a snapshot of it in this challenge.

Winner
Hi, I'm Igor's Windows 8 start screen in his Asus tablet. I am good looking, very functional and love that my tiles are grouped. Igor develops Windows Store apps and loves to test them on me - vote for me so he can finally start using Telerik controls in his next 5 star app! :)
by Igor Ralic  •  50 votes
Hi, I'm Igor's Windows 8 start screen in his Asus tablet. I am good looking, very functional and love that my tiles are grouped. Igor develops Windows Store apps and loves to test them on me - vote for me so he can finally start using Telerik controls in his next 5 star app! :)
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Award

Two of you will win a free Telerik RadControls for Windows 8 license ($599 value). And all participants in this challenge get a 50% discount code for Telerik RadControls for Windows 8!

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Challenge Details

Hey you, Win 8 geeks! You are spending so much time with your computer, did you care to make it a welcoming and comfy place to be at?

We challenge you: show your proficiency in customizing your Windows 8 start screen, by adding a striking background, interesting tile colors and arrangements, enabling screen controls - and whatever else your imagination could produce! Show a snapshot of your glorious start screen!

Two of you will win a free Telerik RadControls for Windows 8 license ($599 value)! And all participants in this challenge get a 50% discount code for Telerik RadControls for Windows 8One winner will be elected based on user votes (vote in Deed, Facebook and Twitter). And a second winner will be picked by a jury from Telerik and SilverlightShow.net.

The challenge is ON until May 10th, 2013. The winners will be announced on May 13, 2013 at SilverlightShow.net and inside this challenge. Read the full Telerik’s Challenge Terms&Conditions.

 
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And the winners are...

Hi, I'm Igor's Windows 8 start screen in his Asus tablet. I am good looking, very functional and love that my tiles are grouped. Igor develops Windows Store apps and loves to test them on me - vote for me so he can finally start using Telerik controls in his next 5 star app! :)
by Igor Ralic  •  50 votes
Hi, I'm Igor's Windows 8 start screen in his Asus tablet. I am good looking, very functional and love that my tiles are grouped. Igor develops Windows Store apps and loves to test them on me - vote for me so he can finally start using Telerik controls in his next 5 star app! :)
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Hi, "I Love India".. My personal windows 8 start screen
by Vinoth Kumar  •  5 votes
Hi, "I Love India".. My personal windows 8 start screen
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Vinoth Kumar 10/05/2013
National flag of india in windows 8 start screen. i love india

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This is my home theater PC
by Rich Hopkins  •  3 votes
This is my home theater PC
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Innovative Microsoft Windows 8
by Raghav Swaminathan  •  7 votes
Innovative Microsoft Windows 8
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What's better than a Telerik T-Shirt? A Telerik RadControls for Windows 8 License of course! With that, the developer ninja can finally win and create awesome applications that even the highest Samurai can't dream about! PS: The picture is real and it's me wearing my proud Telerik Ninja T-Shirt!
by Timo  •  82 votes
What's better than a Telerik T-Shirt? A Telerik RadControls for Windows 8 License of course! With that, the developer ninja can finally win and create awesome applications that even the highest Samurai can't dream about! PS: The picture is real and it's me wearing my proud Telerik Ninja T-Shirt!
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Hi, "I Love India".. My personal windows 8 start screen
by Vinoth Kumar  •  5 votes
Hi, "I Love India".. My personal windows 8 start screen
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Vinoth Kumar 10/05/2013
National flag of india in windows 8 start screen. i love india
This the entry screen to maria del sol peralta, music to everybody
by Emiliano Mecanico  •  4 votes
This the entry screen to maria del sol peralta, music to everybody
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Hi, I'm Igor's Windows 8 start screen in his Asus tablet. I am good looking, very functional and love that my tiles are grouped. Igor develops Windows Store apps and loves to test them on me - vote for me so he can finally start using Telerik controls in his next 5 star app! :)
by Igor Ralic  •  50 votes
Hi, I'm Igor's Windows 8 start screen in his Asus tablet. I am good looking, very functional and love that my tiles are grouped. Igor develops Windows Store apps and loves to test them on me - vote for me so he can finally start using Telerik controls in his next 5 star app! :)
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This is mine. Real simple compared to the others I've seen.
by Marius Bughiu  •  4 votes
This is mine. Real simple compared to the others I've seen.
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Hello! :)
by Alex Mitov  •  11 votes
Hello! :)
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Valq Vodenska 08/05/2013
Успех Алекс :)
Merci :) btw az sum alex
Hola, mi hermana y sobrina son mis heroinas.
by William Salazar  •  13 votes
Hola, mi hermana y sobrina son mis heroinas.
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Colourful
by Abi Swaminathan  •  6 votes
Colourful
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by Tom  •  6 votes
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Imtiyaz Quraishi 02/05/2013
a couple of questions.. 1. How were you able to add a customized image in the start screen? 2. How did you make the tiles Transparent?
Tom 03/05/2013
1. I used this program: http://vhanla.deviantart.com/art/Windows-8-Start-Screen-Customizer-v1-3-beta-337308916 2. There's app in Windows Store "Custom Tiles Maker" which lets you pin images as tiles. Tiles are not actually transparent, they just have the same background as the background of whole start screen.
Windows 8 Start Screen Customizer v1.3 beta by ~vhanla on deviantART vhanla.deviantart.com
Windows 8 Start Screen Customizer v1.3.8 beta This is a new version of this tool that will change your Windows 8 Start Screen background picture. This t...

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Vinoth Kumar 13/05/2013
Thanks juries, The Telerik Dashboard tile is now added to my Start Screen...
I don't know how do they decide the winners...they should judge it only with the windows 8 store app tiles and not using some customise application. What's the use of tiles when it's of no use but for only visual???
Hi guys, I just wanted to clarify that the 'most voted entry' is selected based on the total likes received in Deed + Facebook likes + Tweets. This is specified in the official challenge rules: http://www.telerik.com/ideedit-win8-challenge.aspx Greets, Ralli