Imagine Cup

Dream it. Build it. Live it.

Innovate with passion and bring your idea to life in the Imagine Cup. Collaborate with other students and build your skills together to solve global issues.

Imagine Cup

Learn more about the 20th anniversary of Imagine Cup

Why you should enter

 The Imagine Cup is full of opportunities to gain new skills, access exclusive training, unlock mentorship opportunities, have the chance to win great prizes, and make a difference in the world.


Student competitors



A student gives a presentation
Shape our world
Two students look at work together
Build your skills
3 students on an Imagine Cup team take a group photo
Realize your passion

You could win

Training and mentorship from Microsoft experts
Networking with industry pros
The chance to showcase your idea

Competition Schedule

  1. 01
    Registration + Submission
    Join Discord community, participate in Build Your Epic kick-off event and Epic Challenge
    Now – January 2022
  2. 02
    Online Semifinals
    All submissions are judged
    February 2022
  3. 03
    World Finals
    Top category teams compete to advance
    Date to be announced
  4. 04
    World Championship
    The 2022 winner is crowned
    Date to be announced
A student pitches his project

Get Inspired

Learn about past competitors’ journeys through the competition and find resources to get started.