Vote for the Windows Developer Awards

Help us recognize Windows developers for the outstanding work they have accomplished over the past year. Tell us who you think deserves top honors!

Ninja Cat of the Year

Special Recognition

Selected by the Windows team at Microsoft, this award celebrates the developer or experience that we believe most reflects what Windows is all about, empowering people of action to do great things.


App Creator of the Year

App leveraging the latest Windows 10 capabilities


Some developers are pioneers, the first to explore and integrate the latest features in Windows 10 releases. This award honors those who made use of features like Ink, Dial, Cortana, and other features in creative ways.

Game Creator of the Year

Game by a first-time publisher in Windows Store


Windows is the best gaming platform–and it’s easy to see why. From Xbox to PCs to mixed reality, developers are creating the next generation of gaming experiences. This award recognizes developers who went above and beyond to publish innovative, engaging and magical games to the Windows Store over the last year.

Reality Mixer of the Year

App demonstrating a unique mixed reality experience


Windows Mixed Reality lets developers create experiences that transcend the traditional view of reality. This award celebrates those who choose to mix their own view of the world by blending digital and real-world content in creative ways.

Core Maker of the Year

Maker project powered by Windows


Some devs talk about the cool stuff they could build–others just do it. This award applauds those who go beyond the traditional software interface to integrate Windows into drones, PIs, gardens, and robots to get stuff done.