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Due to long winter vacations in many Universities across Pakistan. We have decided to extend the Imagine Cup Round 1 deadline till Friday 10th of February, 2012.

ABOUT IMAGINE CUP:

Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. It encourages students around the globe to imagine a better world in which people are empowered by technology.

Last year, more than 2,000 students from Pakistan registered in this competition and team V3C from FAST - National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad and team The Pioneers from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) represented Pakistan in the Imagine Cup worldwide finals held in New York City, USA. This year, the Imagine Cup 2012 – Worldwide finals will be held in Australia.

HOW TO COMPETE:

1. Visit www.ImagineCup.com today and register yourself.

2. Go through the competition categories, rules and other necessary details.

3. For software design, start brainstorming and email one pager document containing your project idea along with the team details at b-hashau@mircosoft.com or imaginecup2012@hec.gov.pk and upload your submit the same at Imagine Cup Pakistan Software Design site.

COMPETITION ROUNDS:

Round

Deadline

Round 1 –one page document describing the idea along with team details

10th of February, 2012

Round 2 – Tools and Technology Used

20th of February, 2012

Round 3 – Detailed Project Report and Interuniversity Competition (Presentation + Demo)

15th of March, 2012

Round 4 – Regional Finals (Presentation + Demo)

April 2012

Round 5 – Pakistan Finals (Presentation + Demo)

April 2012

Worldwide Finals

July 2012

For further details visit Imagine Cup Pakistan Software Design or email to b-hashau@microsoft.com

IMAGINE CUP 2012 - THEME:

The United Nations has identified some of the hardest challenges in the world today in its Millennium Development Goals — ranging from reducing poverty and halting the spread of HIV/AIDS to providing universal primary education. The Imagine Cup is calling on young programmers, designers and technologists to rise up to this challenge and use these Development Goals as their inspiration to think and develop solutions to solve the world’s toughest problems.

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Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty

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Improve maternal health

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Achieve universal primary education

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Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

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Promote gender equality and empower women

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Ensure environmental sustainability

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Reduce child mortality

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Develop a global partnership for development

Looking forward to see your passionate participation in Imagine Cup 2012.

Good Luck!

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UPDATES:

* Imagine Cup Pakistan – Round 1 date extended to Friday 10th of February, 2012

* About Imagine Cup 2012  <Click Here>

* Imagine Cup Pakistan Software Design page is live. <Click Here>

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