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