STEP UP to IMAGINE CUP 2008 & WIN A TRIP TO FRANCE and your share of USD $170,000.00 in prize money!
Imagine Cup Software Design 2008
This year, Microsoft is calling on young programmers, artists and technologists around the world to "imagine a world where technology enables a sustainable environment." We’re challenging students to bring their ideas to life in a multifaceted competition that comprises nine categories, each catering to a different technological or artistic affinity. Students’ work will reflect valuable, real world solutions, while giving them the opportunity to compete for cash prizes. When coupled with the power of technology the potential of young people is unlimited and the ideas they develop for the Imagine Cup could significantly improve the lives of millions of people around the world. In this competition, everyone wins.
What is in it for you?
Interested? What do to next?
Can I compete in the Imagine Cup if I recently graduated from school?Yes, you are eligible to compete if you meet the applicable age requirements, and you enrolled as a student at any time between January 1, 2007, and May 31, 2008. Additionally, the school at which you enrolled must be an accredited educational institution that grants high-school or college/university (or equivalent) degrees. What do you need to submit? There are altogether 2 submissions involved with the Software Design competition.1. Project Proposal Submission Each team is required to provide an overview document explaining the solution and how it related to the theme of the year. The document should include a short description of your project, possible user scenarios, functional and non-functional requirements, summary of application components, architectural overview, technologies and resources used in the application. This submission is just a guide for us to makesure your project aligns with the competition guidelines and is not assessed.
2. Final Project Submission
The final project submission is due on the 30th of March 2008. The final project deliverables include:- Application executables and read me files- Project specification, no more than 5 pages- One page executive summary- Visual representation of system architecture
3. Preliminary Round Presentation
Following the project submission, there will be a preliminary presentation round, where all teams will have to deliver a detailed presentation and demonstration to a selected panel of judges. The presentation will last for 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute Q&A. Based onthe presentations and project submissions, the judges will determine the best three teams.The top 3 teams will then be invited to attend the New Zealand Software Design Finals in Auckland in May. Each finalist team will have to deliver a detailed presentation and demonstration to the judging panel which will comprise of a number of industry and academic members and also a guest audience will be present. The presentation will last for 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute Q&A.
NZ Regional Final Prizes
1st Place – All expenses paid trip to attend WW finals + MSDN Subscription + More Prizes*2nd Place – XBOX360 + MSDN Subscription + Official IC Certificate + Windows Vista Ultimate3rd Place – MSDN Subscription + Official IC Certificate + Windows Vista Ultimate All NZ Finalists will receive an Official IC Certificate + Official NZ IC T-Shirt
Worldwide Final Prizes
1st Place USD $15,000.00, 2nd Place USD $10,000.00, 3rd Place USD $5,000.00
It will be a great oppurtunity to suceed in life