2022 Qatar National Finals

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The 2022 season of the Imagine Cup opens with the Epic Challenge.

Participation is optional, but highly encouraged to support you in developing your project for the Qatar National Finals. By getting involved, you have the chance to outline your project proposal and pitch to get early feedback without a working proof of concept.

Following the Epic Challenge are the Qatar National Finals.
To advance in the competition, submit your project in this round for a chance to compete in the World Finals and World Championship. The categories remain the same from the Epic Challenge for the National Finals.

If you submitted to the Epic Challenge, please continue to develop your project, and select the same category.

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The World Champion will receive

  • Win USD $100,000
  • A Microsoft Azure grant
  • A mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

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Important Dates

Skilling and Hackathon Events
September 21, 2021 - November 1, 2021
Round 1 – Qatar National Finals
February 24, 2022
Round 2 – World Finals
March 2022 - April 2022
Round 3 – World Championship
May 2022

What do I submit?

Your team is required to submit the following

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A project title
The name of your project.

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A description of your project
A brief description of your project.

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Proposal document
The proposal explains your project and your team: Who your team is; what your project does; who your project is for; what platform features your project uses; and how you will bring your project to market.

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We need to be able to use your app to judge it. Software is defined as an installable and usable software project in the appropriate format of your chosen platform(s). All projects are required to use Microsoft Azure.

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Instructions for the software
The instructions document is an electronic document to inform the judges and prospective users how to setup and use your app.

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Presentation video
This is a video recording your team introducing themselves and demonstrating the project. Present the video as if you were live in front of the judging panel. Please limit your video to no more than three minutes and host it on an external site such as Microsoft OneDrive or YouTube.

Teams that do not submit their project by the competition’s deadline will not be able to participate in the 2022 Imagine Cup.

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