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Imagine Cup: The World’s Premier Student Technology Competition

Suggested By Ashwin Bhat
Imagine Cup
Event: Imagine Cup 2008 (Website)

Organised By: Microsoft

Key Dates:
Competition Begins: September 1, 2007
Second Round Begins: February 22, 2008
Finals: July 3-8, 2008

The Imagine Cup is one way Microsoft is encouraging young people to apply their imagination, their passion and their creativity to technology innovations that can make a difference in the world – today. Now in its sixth year, the Imagine Cup has grown to be a truly global competition focused on finding solutions to real world issues.

This year, Microsoft is calling on young programmers, artists and technologists around the world to “imagine a world where technology enables a sustainable environment.” We’re challenging students to bring their ideas to life in a multifaceted competition that comprises nine categories, each catering to a different technological or artistic affinity. Students’ work will reflect valuable, real world solutions, while giving them the opportunity to compete for cash prizes. When coupled with the power of technology the potential of young people is unlimited and the ideas they develop for the Imagine Cup could significantly improve the lives of millions of people around the world. In this competition, everyone wins. Each of us has a unique skill to contribute. Together we can make a difference and have fun during the journey. Welcome to Imagine Cup 2008.

The 2008 World Finals will be held in Paris France from July 3-8, 2008.

The various competition categories are:
1. Software Design
2. Embedded Development
3. Game Development
4. Project Hoshimi
5. IT Challenge
6. Algorithm
7. Photography
8. Short Film
9. Interface Design

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