Imagine Cup Worldwide Finalists
Imagine Cup Worldwide Finalists
Written by Sue Gee   
Saturday, 26 May 2012

To mark the 10th anniversary of the Imagine Cup, Microsoft has announced which student teams will be travelling to Australia for the 2012 finals.

Seventy-five student teams from throughout the world, with projects that tackle humanitarian issues including health, accessibility, the environment, education, will be competing at the Worldwide Finals. This event takes place in Sydney from July 6 - 10 and there's $175,000 (U.S.) in cash prizes in categories including Software Design, Game Design: Phone, Game Design: Xbox/Windows, Windows Phone Challenge, IT Challenge, Windows Azure Challenge, Kinect Fun Labs Challenge and the Windows Metro Style App Challenge. 

In addition two new awards, sponsored by Coca-Cola, have been announced for the  Worldwide Finalist teams: Environmental Sustainability and Health Awareness.

Commenting on the Imagine CVup's 10th anniversary, Moorthy Uppaluri, general manager, Academic Programs at Microsoft said:

“During the past decade, students have taken the lead in adopting new technologies and championing social transformation. Ten years ago, we created Imagine Cup with the idea that students can change the world — and every year they continue to demonstrate their passion and creativity in creating technology that makes the world a better place.”

During the first Imagine Cup in 2003, there were a little more than 1,000 registrants from 25 countries, with only 15 finalist teams competing at the Worldwide Finals in Barcelona. Since then, the Imagine Cup has inspired a generation, with 1.65 million students from 190 countries participating in the competition during the past decade. Since last year, students from 29 new regions and countries, including Haiti, Rwanda, the Republic of Kosovo and Myanmar, have registered for the competition.

This year is the first time that the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals event takes place in Australia. A full list of the 72 teams that will be making their way to Sydney can be found here. Three more teams, winners of the Kinect Fun Labs Challenge, will be selected in June. Stories of local finals can be found on the Imagine Cup Blog.




More Information

Imagine Cup Blog - Microsoft Announces Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finalists

Imagaine Cup Website

Related Articles

The Imagine Cup, Grants, Education and Careers

Extra Challenges in Imagine Cup 2012

Windows 8 and Kinect Challenges in Imagine Cup


To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, install the I Programmer Toolbar, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Linkedin,  or sign up for our weekly newsletter.



Serialization Will Go From Java - Sometime

Mark Reinhold has told attendees of the DevoxxUK conference that Oracle does have a long term goal to remove serialization from the language, but just when is less clear.

GPS Chief Architect Brad Parkinson Awarded IEEE Medal

We take GPS for granted - we'd be lost without it. But have you ever wondered about who, when and how it was conceived? Brad Parkinson, who has received the 2018 IEEE Medal of Honor for his major role [ ... ]

More News






or email your comment to:

Last Updated ( Saturday, 26 May 2012 )

RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2018 All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.