Xbox One Controller Design Contest Features $1000 Grand Prize

Microsoft has today announced an Xbox One controller design contest where one lucky winner will take home $1000.

If you’ve got a crazy idea in mind, or perhaps a theme related to your favorite Xbox game, then this is the time to unleash that creativity.

First of all you’ll need to head over to the official announcement and download the template. The .zip file contains an empty layer of the new controller in both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop formats. The buttons, D-Pad and analog sticks remain as they are, and you only have the freedom of painting the body itself.

Once your design is ready, register and submit it through the same page by December 31, 2013. Note that you’re eligible to send in a maximum of three designs, which will surely maximize your chances of winning.

All entries will be showcased in a gallery during the first two weeks of January; after which viewers can vote on their favorite design until January 27, by which the voting process will end.

The design which Microsoft picks for themselves will be awarded the grand prize of $1000. The People’s Choice Prize and First Prize, based on votes, will each boast a sum of $750 and $500 respectively.