The JavaFXpert RIA Exemplar Challenge deadline will be extended to 30 days after the JavaFX 1.3 SDK is officially released. I'm making the deadline dependent upon the JavaFX SDK 1.3 release, because based upon presentations at Devoxx and the Silicon Valley Java Users Group, the upcoming 1.3 release will have some features very relevant to the goals of this RIA Exemplar Challenge. For example, this release will have several new UI controls, as well as the ability to transform nodes on the Z axis.
As a reminder, although I still recommend that the participants of this contest consist of a developer and a graphic designer, I have removed this restriction. An individual developer can enter the contest, and win the 2000 USD. Please be aware that two of the four judges in the contest are graphic designers, so the user experience and visual design are important aspects of a winning entry.
If you have already submitted an entry to this challenge, please feel free to resubmit an updated entry closer to the new deadline.
Thanks for your understanding on extending the contest deadline. Although I can't officially enter the contest, this will also give me more time to work on my "entry" :-)