Higher Education Commission & Microsoft are collaborating to bring Microsoft's Imagine Cup - the prestigious student technology competition, bringing together student innovators from all over the world. This is an amazing opportunity for the youth of Pakistan to participate and utilize their potential by bringing their imagination and their passion towards creating technological solutions, their Final Year Projects and compete to win up to $100,000 USD. Microsoft along with HEC is striving for nurturing innovation and transforming technology among the youth of Pakistan. It is hoped that the platform made available through this collaborated effort will help students of Pakistan in recognition of their innovative ideas and relative projects.
What's new in Imagine Cup 2018?
We've made some big changes to Imagine Cup, here is a quick summary:
Get Started with Microsoft Imagine Cup
Step 1: Register for the competition
Step 2: Create or Join an Imagine Cup Team
Imagine Cup teams are made of up to three eligible students. You can create a team from your profile page.
Step 3: Submit your project
You can submit and check the status of your entry from your Account page. The plan of submission for both regional and national finals of Pakistan is listed below.
A How-to document of this procedure with screenshots can be found here.
Please read the rules and regulations carefully before you begin your Imagine Cup journey. Understanding the rules will give you the best chance to win!
To ensure quality output, the competing teams from Pakistan are initially evaluated in Regional Finals that are held in different cities. The winning teams compete for National Finals to select a National Winner. A mix of judges both from Academia (as directed by HEC) and industry evaluates the solutions during both rounds. Both Regional as well as National Finals evaluations are made based over team's deliverables submitted online on the Imagine Cup Portal.
Below, please take note of the important dates for Pakistan Imagine Cup 2018 plan:
Regional & National Finals detailed per team plan and relative winner announcements will be made on Official MSDN Pakistan Community Blog https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/pakistan/.
Please make sure that during regional and national finals, the evaluation will be made based over the deliverables submitted on Imagine Cup site as per above schedule. Here's a review of the required deliverables.
The title of your project.
A short description of your project.
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.
Project Software Instructions:
A short document that explains how to install and use your project.
Project Video OneDrive URL
The video should be a maximum of 3 minutes in length.
Students can subscribe for Microsoft Imagine for FREE which includes various software benefits including Microsoft Azure. There are multiple ways to subscribe for Microsoft Azure. This video provides a walk-through to subscribe for Microsoft Azure using Microsoft Imagine voucher.
Have a query regarding Imagine Cup 2018 or seeking support in hosting an Imagine Cup roadshow in your university? Our team is here to help you. Please email Muhammad Sohaib at email@example.com or Sheikh Rizwan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Muhammad Sohaib can also be reached at +92 343 3555 716.
Please don’t forget to periodically keep checking for updates regarding Imagine Cup 2018 Pakistan on our official MSDN Community Blog: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/pakistan/