The next big thing could come from you. Facebook and Twitter started as student projects. Your ideas could be next. The Imagine Cup is here to help you take the first steps. It's a global contest for the most original student applications.
Incredible, world-changing software innovations often come from students. Social networks, music services, photo apps, games, gadgets and robotics – the list goes on. We’re looking for the next big thing and we know students like you are going to make it. Imagine Cup, Microsoft’s premier international competition for young developers, is your chance to show off your biggest, boldest software solution.
This competition is the doorway to your success. If you can win here, you can win anywhere. If you’ve got a great idea, assemble a great team and work hard to bring that idea to life. Your project could be on devices all over the world, changing lives and giving people the thrill of seeing the future come to life right before their eyes.
Register now and start your 2019 Imagine Cup journey!
If you have already registered, please visit your Account page for additional details on your country’s National Finals.
Students 16 and older at a school or university
Up to 3 competitors
Submissions close on March 1, 2019
Winning teams advance to Round 2 in USA
Project title, description, proposal, software, software instructions, and a presentation video