2020 Imagine Cup

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Global Competition

Dream it. Build it. Live it.

The next big thing could come from you. Facebook and Twitter started as student projects. Your ideas could be next. The Imagine Cup is here to help you take the first steps. It's a global contest for the most original student applications.

Incredible, world-changing software innovations often come from students. Social networks, music services, photo apps, games, gadgets and robotics – the list goes on. We’re looking for the next big thing and we know students like you are going to make it. Imagine Cup, Microsoft’s premier international competition for young developers, is your chance to show off your biggest, boldest software solution.

The submission deadline has passed for the 2020 competition in your region. We'll be in touch when registration is open for the next Imagine Cup season. Follow our social media channels for the latest updates:


What is the Imagine Cup?

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For the past 17 years, the Imagine Cup has been the world's premier student technology competition. Since 2003, Microsoft has provided a global platform for students to turn their dreams into reality. Students from across the globe build amazing teams to bring their biggest, boldest ideas to life. Working with mentors and industry leaders, they get feedback to further hone and develop their projects. 

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