Imagine Cup Junior 2020

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Are your students ready to change the world?

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every student on the planet to achieve more. We believe that students today will be the changemakers of tomorrow, so empowering them with the tools and opportunities to learn new skills and be future leaders is core to our mission. That’s why we’ve extended Imagine Cup to younger students with the Imagine Cup Junior Artificial Intelligence for Good Challenge!

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NEW – Imagine Cup Junior Build your Project Live Webinars!

We are really excited to share that we are hosting 3 Timezone webinars where your students can build out their Imagine Cup Junior projects live. We are now accepting submissions from groups of 1 – 6, so students can build out their own project and submit via their educator.

Please share the links below with your students and we look forward to them joining us at our Teams live events!

Tuesday 26 May
9.30 – 12.30 PT

Wednesday 27 May
09.30 – 12.30 GMT

Friday 29 May
12.00 – 15.00 SGT

What is Imagine Cup Junior?

Imagine Cup Junior 2020 provides students aged 13 to 18 the opportunity to learn about technology and how it can be used to positively change the world. In 2020, the global challenge is focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI), introducing students to AI and Microsoft’s AI for Good initiatives so they can come up with ideas to solve social, cultural and environmental issues. It’s also a great opportunity to encourage students to develop and practice 21st century skills like communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

Team Participation

Educators can submit multiple team applications for their students, submissions must be an original solution that each team of one (1) to six (6) students have created. For the submission to qualify for the 2020 Imagine Cup Junior, each application must comply with the challenge rules and regulations.

Register now! To receive access to the learning materials:

Educator and Student Resources

Educator guides, student guides and lesson presentations for the following modules:

Module 1 Fundamentals of AI
Module 2 Machine Learning
Module 3 AI Applications in Real Life
Module 4 Deep Learning and Neural Networks
Module 5 AI for Good

Build your project in a day

An exciting student ready challenge presentation with accompanying educator resources guiding them through building their project through to submission.

This will contain inspirational videos from the Microsoft AI team and Education team to guide the students as they build out their projects.

Stretch project

Build on Azure with the Wick editor, an opportunity for students to get hands on with Azure and bring their technology concept to life.

Challenge Recognition

We are excited to see the ideas students come up with, the top 3 submissions in each region will be announced in July 2020 and will receive a Windows 10 device each, an Imagine Cup Junior trophy and a group mentoring session with a Microsoft Vice President.


Challenge launched 12 December 2019
Online submissions open 3 February 2020
Submission deadline 12.00 (GMT) 12 June 2020
Winners announced Week commencing 6 July 2020

Welcome to Imagine Cup Junior!

Welcome from Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Microsoft Education

Welcome from Karon Weber, Partner Director, Microsoft Education Workshop