Thursday, September 06, 2007
Imagine Cup is the annual worldwide technology competition organized by Microsoft. It provides a platform for young people to apply their imagination, passion, and creativity to technology innovations that can create a better world. Each year competitions at imagine cup are based around a theme, which focuses on building technology solutions for real world issue.
Imagine Cup 2008, the sixth edition of this premier student technology competition, invites students to step up to the challenge of creating a sustainable environment. The theme for the current edition of Imagine Cup is - "Imagine a world where technology enables a sustainable environment". Students get an opportunity to compete in a multifaceted competition that comprises multiple categories, each catering to a different technological or artistic affinity for cash prizes totaling more than $170,000 (U.S.).
The students can compete in nine competitions set up under three main categories - Technology Solutions, Skills Challenges and Digital Arts, each reflecting this year’s theme. Technology solutions comprises of Software Design, Embedded Development and Game Development. Skill challenges include Project Hoshimi Programming Battle, IT - Information technology and Algorithms. Digital Arts enables students to compete in Photography, Short Film and Interface Design challenges.
The world cup finals of Imagine Cup 2008 would be held in Paris, France. You can register for any of the nine competitions at: www.imaginecup.com