This seems to be a week for competitions........
"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 fifth year, the Imagine Cup has grown to be a truly global competition focused on finding solutions to real world issues."
View the world 07 winners slideshow.
The theme for 2008 is the environment - "imagine a world where technology enables a sustainable environment."
Online registration will open on August 25, 2007 for the 2008 competition. Check out the forum area for the 9 categories. The Nine different categories:
- software design
- embedded development
- game development
- Project Hoshimi
- IT Challenge
- Short Film
- Interface Design
There is also a Innovation Accelerator Program that is in its 3rd year. Teams from the winning categories are selected for the Innovation Accelerator program . They receive technical support and business coaching to create the must-have technology and communications applications of the future. Over an intensive 2 week period, students further develop their designs and viable business plans with close guidance from some of the best minds at Microsoft and BT.
Requirements for competition:
- You are 16 years of age or older at the time of entry.
- You are actively enrolled as a student at an accredited educational institution that grants high-school or college/university (or equivalent) degrees any time between January 1st, 2008 and May 31st, 2008.
Get your students involved!