Diane and I have been working around the clock to get people excited about Imagine Cup and the deadline is finally here.  If you’re working on a Qualifying Round submission or have a great idea, you have until tonight January 22nd at 11:59 pm PST.  You can submit your qualifying round entry here.

Just to remind you what you are playing for:

• Every team to submit in the qualifying round is automatically advanced to the National Semi-Finals!

  Every competitor will be getting an Xbox 360 game. (Any US student who competes in Round 1 of any Category will receive their choice of an Xbox360 Game – Fable II, Gears of War, or Project Gotham Racing 4.) 

• The top 15 entries from the National Semi-finals will have the opportunity to travel to Cambridge, MA (all expenses paid) and compete in the national finals.

• In addition, the top 3 teams will walk away with fantastic prizes.

• The top team at the national finals will receive an all expense paid trip to Cairo, Egypt to compete in the Imagine Cup worldwide finals for up to $25,000 in prizes and a spot in the Imagine Cup Innovation Accelerator.

There are only four steps to submitting your qualifying round entry by January 22nd and qualifying for the Semi-Final Round:

  1. Register Now! as a participant of the Imagine Cup and select Software Design
  2. Create your team
  3. Download and complete the Submission templates!
  4. Submit your entry!

We look forward to seeing your Qualifying Round submission! 

Have questions about the submission?  Post them to the  Microphone forums and we’ll get in touch http://apps.facebook.com/microphone or email us at divein@microsoft.com