Just got the word- Essential Suite by SyncFusion has been added to 1st prize at the Add-in competition.
That's the same suite of tools I use in The Regulator, along with the cool text editor that supports Syntax highlighting and Intellisense. Coolness factor raised again. First prize alone now stands at over 2,200$ yikes!
If I were you I'd be thinking really hard what add-in I should be building for this contest. Really hard.
You can register for the contest RSS feed. I'll be sending updates and cool entries descriptions along the contest timeline.