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Microsoft United States
Apr 03, 2018
Competition
Code with friends and register today for your chance to win up to $100K USD! Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup, the international competition gives you chance to show off your biggest, boldest software solution.  This skill-based competition is open to students around the world. The  competition  empowers the next generation of computer science students to team up and use their creativity, passion, and knowledge of technology to create applications that shape how we live, work and play. Provided By: Microsoft Imagine, formerly known as Dream Spark and MSDN-AA, is a  Microsoft  program to provide students with software design and development tools at no charge. The program is available for university/college and K-12 students in more than 120 countries. Key Details: Award Amount:  $100K USD Deadline:  31 May 2018 Winner Announcement:  Not Known Eligibility: Applicants for the competition must meet each of the following requirements: Open to students around the world, the Imagine Cup Competition seeks to honor the most innovative, ground-breaking and appealing software built with Microsoft tools and technology. You are at least 16 years of age as of 24 October 2017 and are actively enrolled as a student at an accredited educational institution that grants high-school or college/university (or equivalent) degrees (including home schools) at any time between 24 October 2017 and 31 May 2018. You are not a resident of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and the Region of Crimea. You/your business have not received external funding more than $50,000 USD. You/your business has not used paid employees assistance in creating an Imagine Cup entry at any time between 24 October 2017 and 31 July 2018 You are not an employee or intern of Microsoft Corporation, or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, at any time between 24 October 2017 and 31 July 2018 You are not involved in any part of the execution or administration of this Competition You are not an immediate family member of (parent, sibling, spouse/domestic partner, child) or household member of a Microsoft employee, an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, or a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Competition between 24 October 2017 and 31 July 2018. Instructions for Applying: If you are Interested to apply check the given. Click "Apply Now". Supporting Documents: You will be required to submit the following: Live Presentation of your project to a panel of judges at the National Final. This presentation should explain your project and your team: Who your team is; what your project does; who your project is for; and how you will bring your project to market. Software usable by the judges in a hands-on evaluation. Software Instructions document explaining how to use your software Project Proposal to compete against other students from around the world in the Online Finals. This should be a Microsoft Word or PDF document no longer than ten pages, or a PowerPoint presentation no longer than twenty slides, which explains your project and your team: Who your team is; what your project does; who your project is for; and how you will bring your project to market. Presentation Video Software usable by the judges Software Instructions document explaining how to use your software. Award Amount: First Place: $85,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the Team Microsoft Azure Grant The remote mentoring session with Satya Nadella Second Place: $15,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the Team Microsoft Azure Grant Big Data Award Required use of Azure Data + Analytics or IoT $15,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the team Microsoft Azure Grant Artificial Intelligence Award Required use of Azure Artificial Intelligence + Cognitive Services $15,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the team Microsoft Azure Grant Mixed Reality Award Required use of HoloLens, Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality $15,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the team Microsoft Azure Grant