The competition starts September 1 and ends October 31. All entries will be judged by these criteria and you can win some nice prices. The downside of course is that the official plugin documentation is pretty scarce. In a fluke of coincidence I read about this contest on the very same day I was about to publish my article on writing plugins for IDEA which I wrote while developing my first ever IDEA plugin (IDEA Doc). I hope my article will help more developers ease into plugin development and maybe get some more people to enter the contest. I'm looking forward to all the new plugins that will pour in the next two months :o)