Change the world. Since Imagine Cup started in 2003, students all over the world have teamed up to make the world a better place. By creating impressive new technology projects in fields such as health, education, and the environment these students have shown the world new ways to think and to change. You can be next.
Find a problem in the world, even in your own life or community, that affects many people, and then work to solve it. Build a project that could change lives – and change your own in the process, because the team you assemble to bring this vision to life will learn more and challenge themselves more than any of you can yet imagine. Become the change you want to see in the world.
The Imagine Cup World Citizenship Competition is a global contest for the best new software to address social issues and the winning team will take home $50,000 (US). Create a desktop or tablet project using Windows, or a mobile project using Windows Phone, or a browser project using Windows Azure and you could win big at the Imagine Cup World Finals in Seattle 2016.
The world is waiting!
What’s Imagine Cup?
Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. We invite all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution in one of our competitions and challenges. You can find out more about Imagine cup here, or take a look at this year’s competitions!
Ready to Get Started?
Here’s how to sign up, pick a competition, and get started on your project!
Click the ‘Sign In’ link in the upper right corner to log in with your Microsoft account! Don’t have a Microsoft account? They’re free and give you access to great services like Outlook Email, XBox Live, and more!
Register for Competitions
Head over to the Competition Categories page to find a competition that’s right for your skill and interest level. You can get your feet wet with the Big Idea Pitch challenge, or dive right into the Games, Innovation or World Citizenship competitions. Click on any of the categories to read more about it, and click ‘Register Now’ to sign up!
Go To Your Dashboard
From your Imagine Cup dashboard, you can fill out your member profile and tell us about yourself. The Dashboard is also where you’ll find the competitions you’ve signed up for. As we add new competitions to the categories you’re registered for, we’ll automatically let you know about them, so you can decide if you’d like to participate! Follow the ‘Dashboard’ link in the upper right corner to get started.
Submit Your Project
Ready to submit your project to the judges? Click the ‘Submit’ link next to the competition on your Dashboard to get underway! Every competition’s requirements are different, so check the Official Rules to find out what you’ll need to submit.
Create a Team
Many of our competitions are intended for teams, so you may also need to create a team to participate. If a competition requires a team, you’ll be able to pick your team right on the Submission page. If you don’t have a team yet, you can create one in just a few moments — you just need a team name and team country, and you’re ready to go.
Send It Off
Once you’ve filled out all the fields on the Submission page, and uploaded any required files, click Submit to send your project to the Imagine Cup judging team. Competitions close at different times during the year; check the Official Rules to find out when yours ends. We announce winners via email and on the Imagine Cup site, so if you win, you’ll be notified of your victory.
You’re Ready To Compete!
You’re all signed up and ready to participate in Imagine Cup! Good luck, and have fun!