All aboard for the Imagine Cup

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The Imagine Cup is about saving the world through technology. It’s about showcasing what you can do by building a solution on a Microsoft platform. It’s about securing the next generation of talented software developers, and your last chance to enter is now. You can solve problems, give your career options a boost, and have fun while doing so.

At 23:59 on Friday 10th December (that’s tomorrow night) the first round of the Imagine Cup closes for the UK – this means that, after that point, you won’t be able to enter the Software Design and Embedded Development sections of the Imagine Cup for this year.

All you need to do to enter the first round is to “submit a one-page Word document outlining the problem you want to solve, and how you’re going to solve it”. If you want some last-minute inspiration you can check out some example entries that I’ve linked to below.

Once you’ve written your document, submitting it is simple. Make sure you’re registered on the Imagine Cup website (your team and all of its members) and then – the really easy part – just email the document, along with your team name and who is in your team, to imaginecupuk@microsoft.com and we’ll confirm that we’ve received your entry.

It really is that simple – and entering takes less than an hour…

You can find the sample entries I mentioned earlier here.


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