Imagine Cup Pakistan 2019

Imagine Cup 2019


Microsoft Imagine Cup 2019: Pakistan

*Note: Teams who have completed submissions, please check your Emails for presentation schedule for the Regional Finals!! 

Higher Education Commission & Microsoft are collaborating to bring to you, our students and academia Microsoft’s Imagine Cup - the world’s most 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 and compete to win great prizes! Microsoft along with the 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 2019?

We’ve made some big changes to Imagine Cup to provide a better regional coverage and experience to the participants:

  • Divided in 3 regions – Asia, EMEA & Americas, teams from each region compete in the respective regional finals. One team from each region will go through to the Global Finals!
  • All technology projects are welcome, no longer bound by categories
  • Maximum three (3) members per team
  • Azure is required for all projects (Get FREE Azure for Students or Visual Studio Dev Essentials)

§  Technology will be the primary judging criteria

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.

Official Rules

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!
Learn whether you or your team mates qualify, general standards and FAQs relating Microsoft Imagine Cup 2019 competition.

You can find the rules and requirements here.

Imagine Cup 2019 Schedule for Pakistan

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 from both academia (as directed by HEC) and industry evaluates the solutions during both rounds. Both regional finals as well as National Finals evaluations are made based over team’s deliverables submitted online on the Imagine Cup portal using the criterion listed in 2019 Imagine Cup Competition Official Rules and Regulations.

Below please take note of the important dates for Pakistan Imagine Cup 2019 plan,

Regional & National Finals detailed per team plan and relative winner’s announcements will be made on Official MSDN Pakistan Community Blog

Regional & National Finals Deliverables

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:

§  Project Title:
The title of your project.

§  Project Description
A short description of your project.

§  Project Proposal 
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 Video OneDrive URL
The video should be a maximum of 3 minutes in length.

How to avail Microsoft Azure?

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. You can go here to get yourself access to Microsoft Azure for free, as a student.

Contact Us

Have a query regarding Imagine Cup 2019 or seeking support in hosting an Imagine Cup roadshow in your university? Our team is here to help you. Please email Muhammad Sohaib at or Sheikh Rizwan at Muhammad Sohaib can also be reached at +92 343 3555 716.

Future Updates

Please don’t forget to periodically keep checking for updates regarding Imagine Cup 2019 Pakistan on our official MSDN Community Blog:  




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