2018 United States National Finals

2018 United States National Finals

Competition year

Active Dates (GMT):
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:59 - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:59

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Global Competition

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. Code with purpose and show the world what you’ve got.

This competition is the doorway to your success. If you can win here, you can win anywhere. If you’ve got a great idea, assemble a great team and work hard to bring that idea to life. Your project could be on devices all over the world, changing lives and giving people the thrill of seeing the future come to life right before their eyes.

Whatever your innovation, you can make an impact and win big – like, $100,000 big – with Imagine Cup. With prizing that includes mentorship opportunities with industry leaders, an Azure grant and cash, Imagine Cup can help you take your project to the next level.

Competition Rules

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Students 16 and older at a U.S. school or University

Team size

Up to 3 competitors


Submissions close on April 5, 2018


Up to $100,000 at World Finals

Online or live

Live event in USA, date TBD

Submission requirements

Project title, project proposal, tech video demo