The Imagine Cup just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Today two more challenges were announced via the Imagine Cup blog (Microsoft Announces Windows Metro Style App and Kinect Fun Labs Challenges for Imagine Cup 2012). One challenge is specifically for Kinect applications while the other is for Windows Metro Style apps for Windows 8!

Kinect Fun Labs Challenge
The Kinect Fun Labs Challenge brings Imagine Cup into the living room and expands the role of Kinect in competition, inviting you to think about entertainment with a social conscience and solve the world’s toughest problems using Kinect technology for the Xbox 360 console and Xbox LIVE – an Imagine Cup first!

For the Kinect Fun Labs challenge the first 100 teams that advance to Round 2 will each receive a free Kinect sensor! Read more about this challenge at Kinect Fun Labs Challenge.

Windows Metro Style App Challenge
Windows 8 is coming and Metro style apps are the center of the Windows 8 experience. With this Challenge, you can be at the forefront of creating Windows Metro style applications!

The Imagine Cup Windows Metro Style App Challenge will test your team’s ability to prototype a Metro style app that takes advantage of Windows 8 features and Metro design styles to deliver an experience that solves one of the world’s toughest problems. We’re bringing the platform – you bring the ideas! 

This is just the event to get you jump started into Windows 8 and the future of application design and development.

Complete details and applications are available on the Windows Metro Style App and Kinect Fun Labs Challenge pages. You can also stay up to date on Imagine Cup news by becoming a fan on Facebook and following the Imagine Cup on Twitter!