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Dream it. Build it. Live it. Microsoft is committed to empowering student developers around the world to take their dreams from ideas to reality with the Imagine Cup. We know many of you have been dreaming up ways to change the world with technology: now is your opportunity to take the first step in transforming your dreams into action with the Big Idea Challenge. Submit an Imagine Cup project pitch video and project proposal to the Big Idea Challenge for 50 ways to win cash, project feedback, or technical resources to take your idea to the next level.
  • $3,000 USD - 1st Place prize
  • $2,000 USD - 2nd Place prize
  • $1,000 USD - 3rd Place prize
  • Judge feedback on project submission - Top 10 teams
  • $600 in Azure credits - Top 50 teams
Start your journey today by registering for the 2018 Imagine Cup and submitting to the Big Idea challenge from your account page by January 31, 2018; winners will be announced in February. Get a head start in the world’s most prestigious student developer competition, where over $250,000 in prizing along with mentorship from Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, is up for grabs at the Imagine Cup World Finals!

Read more about the Big Idea Challenge and get started on your Imagine Cup journey today!​