Recently, announced the contest winners for the “Secure Everything with Azure Sphere” contest they were running, along with partners Microsoft and AVNet. The contest was giving away prizes worth a total of $37,000. And, they were giving away 20,000 Azure Sphere Developer Kits from AVNet to contest participants for use when building their entries. Among the winners of the contest are some really great Azure Sphere IoT projects!

To read more about what the contest entailed, please read the article titled “Secure Everything with Azure Sphere Contest with Hackster, Microsoft, and AVNet” here on

Now, let’s get on to the winners…

Tier 1 Contest Winners

Each winner of the Tier 1 was awarded with a Microsoft HoloLens 2 with a $3,500 value!

Here are the 3 winners in this category and their projects:

Tier 2 Contest Winners

Each winner of Tier 2 was awarded with a Surface Laptop 2 with a $1,000 value!

Here are the winners in this category and their projects:

Hackster Impact Prize

For the Hackster Impact Prize, each winner was awarded a $250 Gift card, $100 Adafruit Gift card, a Video interview, and more! For a value of approximately $530!

Here are the winners of the Hackster Impact Prize and their projects:

I’d like to wish a super congratulations to all the contest winners! These are some really cool projects!

You can view the full details of the contest winners over on, here:

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Chris is the Founder of and a Microsoft MVP in Azure & IoT with 20 years of experience designing and building Cloud & Enterprise systems. He is also a Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect, developer, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Cloud Advocate. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.