AppleStudentDevelopers Pose New App Contest has announced a new contest for avid Mac fans, the "App Design" Contest. Contestants are encouraged to submit an original app idea for consideration. The winning app idea will then be developed by ASD. In addition to app development, the winner will receive an autographed copy of Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X by Aaron Hillegass. According to ASD:

Today has launched what they hope will be a fun, informative and useful contest for all, known as, The "App Design" Contest!

ASD was fortunate enough to obtain two copies of Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X signed by author, Aaron Hillegass. Rather than give these gems away in a simple raffle ASD wanted to do something of interest; something from which the community would benefit.

The idea: a contest in which people submit their concepts of a cool application; after idea submissions are collected
the ASD community will pick their favorite app and, as a whole, build and document itis creation. The submitter of the winning app idea wins a copy of Aaronis book while the second copy will go to a random draw from the rest of
the entries.

If you are a non-developer with application ideas, send them in as well! Assuming you may not get a lot of use out of the developer book you can choose give it to a more Cocoa-thirsty student (or keep it and learn the fine art of Cocoa for yourself). If a non-developer does win, we may be able to dig up an OS X t-shirt or something, but of course the fame of their name in the About Box should be prize enough, right?

You can find more information about the "App Design" contest at the AppleStudentDevelopers Web site. The submission deadline is July 26th.