Get Started with Microsoft Imagine Cup Competitions

Use your imagination and passion to create a technology solution in one of our competitions or challenges. Here's how to sign up, pick a competition, and get started on your project!

  1. Register for a competition

    Head over to the Imagine Cup page to find a competition that's right for you. Click on any of the competitions to learn more and click 'Register Now!' to sign up!

    Check out the competitions!

  2. View your teams, contests and local country information from your Account page

    Head over to your Imagine Cup Account page for all your details! View the status of your contests, manage your teams and check out local updates and news for your country.

    Your Imagine Cup Account

  3. Imagine Cup participants are required to create or join a team

    You and your team will make an original technology project from start to finish: come up with a great idea, make a plan, build your project, and submit it! Imagine Cup teams are made of up to three eligible students. You can create a team from your profile page. If a friend creates a team, they can invite you and a notification will show up in your account.

    Create or Join an Imagine Cup Team

  4. Submit your project

    You can submit and check the status of your entry for any of our contests from your Account page.

    Submit from your Imagine Cup Account

What do I need to know?

We will be announcing the details and prizing of the 2019 Imagine Cup soon!

Where does it all happen?

Coming soon!

Official Rules

We will be publishing the Rules & Regulations for the 2019 Imagine Cup soon!