2013 Student Technology Competition “Imagine Cup” announced.

Imagine Cup competition for 2013 have just been announced and the finals will be in St. Petersburg, Russia in July, 2013.

Competitions:

  • World Citizenship: Pick your cause: the environment, education, health, you name it. Use technology as an agent of change.
  • Games: Make the next great game on console, PC, phone or slate.
  • Innovation: Time to take that crazy idea of yours and make it real!

Challenges:

  • The Windows 8 App Challenge will test a team’s ability to design and build a Windows Store app that takes advantage of Windows 8 features and design principles to deliver an exceptional experience on the platform.
  • The Windows Phone Challenge is seeking the best apps that feature startling functionality and device-focused utility, combined with a delightful Windows Phone user experience.
  • The Windows Azure Challenge is about getting your team started on the “next big thing” by leveraging Azure platform features to build a great web application.

Prizes:

Competition awards:

  • First Place: $50,000 (USD)
  • Second Place: $10,000 (USD)
  • Third Place: $5,000 (USD)

Challenge awards:

  • First Place: $10,000 (USD)
  • Second Place: $5,000 (USD)
  • Third Place: $3,000 (USD)

Plus every finalist team and their mentor will also get a free trip to St. Petersburg, Russia to compete in the Worldwide Finals.

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