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  • Blog Post: NDC Visual Studio t-shirt competition- Terms and Conditions

    1. ELIGIBILITY. This promotion is open to any person resident in the United Kingdom who is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and who is a registered member of the Website (the “Website“). IF YOU ARE NOT A REGISTERED MEMBER OF THE WEBSITE YOUR...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Prize Draw - New Developers Conference 2013

    Terms and Conditions 1. ELIGIBILITY. This promotion is open to any person resident in the United Kingdom who is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible, nor are members of these...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2014

    Competitions We have three primary competitions: Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship. General information on these competitions can be found on our website at Here a quick summary of the 2014 competitions. World Citizenship : This category is most similar to past Imagine...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Imagine Cup 2014! Can the UK be No1 Again?

    Registrations for the  Imagine Cup 2014 are now officially open !  This is the 12 th year of Imagine Cup, and with that we are rolling out a new model which evolves the program to foster year-round engagement based on feedback we have received from institutions world wide. So what is new? The...

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in Wales, BAFTA Wales has today announced that it is to team up with Microsoft and Nokia to present an exciting opportunity to budding Game App Developers in Wales.  The ‘Power Up’ competition, invites developers in Wales to create a game app...
  • Blog Post: Dare To Be Digital 2013

          The UK students game competition Dare to be Digital 2013, is now LIVE . I recently had a trip up to Scotland to meet with Elaine Russell programme manager for Dare to be Digital to be introduced to the 15 teams from all around the world who have come together for the next nine weeks...
  • Blog Post: BAFTA Breakthrough Brits is a new initiative that supports and celebrates up-and-coming British talent

    BAFTA is searching for talented newcomers in Film, TV and Games as part of a brand new initiative. In partnership with Burberry, Breakthrough Brits will showcase and support the next generation of creative talent. Applications open: 04 June Application Deadline: 08 July at 10am Jump to the detailed information...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2013 Worldwide Finals St Petersburg, Russia 11th July 2013

    I am pleased to confirm that Doctor Who, Matt Smith, will be hosting the Imagine Cup awards ceremony !  The Doctor's mastery of technology is only matched by his creativity, his compassion, and his sense of wonder at all the amazing things people can accomplish when they are inspired by hope. ...
  • Blog Post: Get in the Game… Create some Games over summer with Construct2 HTML5/JS

    Scirra have teamed up with Microsoft to launch a new Windows 8-based competition with some fantastic prizes ! Create a new game with Construct 2, or port an existing one, and successfully publish it to the Windows 8 Store by June 21st to be entered in to the competition. Allow a week for the store submission...
  • Blog Post: Competition: Get Certified, Get Ahead & Win

    By passing an MCP exam during the months of March, April or May 2013 you will be able to enter a prize draw to win one of the fantastic prizes below. What's more, if you pass another exam in a later qualifying month you can enter again (see terms and conditions for full details). UK weekend away for...
  • Blog Post: Event: TechDays Online 2013 Full Agenda Now Available

    It’s not long now until TechDays Online 2013 will be in full swing!  If you haven’t registered already for this unique online 3 day event then register now! Join Microsoft experts for three, free days of interactive learning; online and direct from your browser. Learn all about the latest Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Cybersecurity 2020 Student Essay Contest

    Are you a student with great ideas on the future of cyber security policy? Have you conducted research on how to measure the security impact of policies around the world? If so, read on for how you can win $5,000 cash for your research in this essay contest more
  • Blog Post: Help uncover the next great app by voting in the Windows Phone Next App Star contest.

    Windows Phone Next App Star is a 21-day tournament style challenge between March 19 th and April 8 th Windows Phone Next App Star is a contest designed to get developers more visibility with more customers by allowing them to compete for the chance to more
  • Blog Post: Students get developing for Windows Phone today!

        Microsoft DreamSpark includes free Dev Center registration as well as many more benefits. Did you know that your Dev Center registration entitles you to unlock a device for testing and submit apps for publication to the Windows Phone Store more
  • Blog Post: Design Students – What a challenge!

    Yippee Entertainment are launching a unique competition. Yippee are offering one person in the UK and one in the US a chance to design a member of Chuck’s Chimpact family and have their design turned into a character in the Windows 8 & Windows Phone more
  • Blog Post: Are you a gaming student? Want to be Mobile App Developer? Want to be an Indie? Do you need £10,000? Get building your portfolio and win an awesome prize

    Want to be a Mobile App Developer Do you need £10,000? If so, we have a competition that could provide you with just that! Rapid2D, the brand new Game Engine (which is designed specifically for developing on the Windows 8 platform) is running a competition more
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Next App Star Get your entries in before March 5th 2013 more
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup UK Regional Finals

    All students registered to should be getting weekly newsletters explaining the regional format and informs them weekly on what hacks/finals are coming up in the near future. However they only get this if they have signed up on www.Imaginecup more
  • Blog Post: Get your students to prove that their a game changer!

      Get your students recognised and rewarded for their hard work. if your teaching Windows Phone 7 then your students could get bonus rewards for migrating their Windows Phone app to Windows Store and vice versa or incorporating one or more Windows more
  • Blog Post: UK Windows App Builder Reward Programme: Early Bird Announcement

    Show us that you’re a game changer and collect points every step of the way of your app building journey to redeem rewards like a brand new Lenovo Tablet 2. Create the next app phenomenon by building your original and unique Windows Store and/or Windows Phone app – and get recognised and...
  • Blog Post: A Game Jam Sandwich

    Guest blog by Dr Jacob Habgood , Sheffield Hallam University  A game jam is an exhausting endeavour at the best of times: coding day and night to try and come up with a prototype for the next blockbuster game—or at the very least—a better game than more
  • Blog Post: Global Game Jam Hull

      Waiting for the theme….. lots of excited students The Global Game Jam Hull, took place at Hull College, the event started with a couple of excellent videos which are available at setting the scene (and reminding everyone about more
  • Blog Post: Rapid2D C++ DirectX 11.1 Educational Gaming engine for Windows 8

    Rapid2D is the only game engine that is specifically designed to produce Windows 8 The following Tutorials are available There will be 9 templates each with a basic description released at: There more
  • Blog Post: Global Game Jam 2013 Competition

      Microsoft is supporting the WW competition and in the UK were having a dedicated competition at each event and online. So even if who cannot physically attend the event can enter the online competition see more
  • Blog Post: Perfect competition for Design Students and courses - App to the Future is an app design competition open to the international design community

    Now You Can Change the Future  Challenge ends February 3, 2013 Design an app for Windows Phone that showcases how to create, connect and maximise the use of the Windows Phone Platfrom. Mobile apps are used by millions of people worldwide on a daily more
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