Microsoft 2014 Imagine Cup: Search Begins for Best Tech Students


Devices and Services giant, Microsoft Nigeria, has begun search for the best technology students in Nigeria to participate in its 2014 annual Imagine Cup students technology competition, aimed at encouraging students to create imaginative technology solutions that can solve some of the world’s toughest problems.

Now in its 12th year, the competition has grown to become the world’s global student technology competition with more than 1.65 million students from more than 190 countries having participated in the Microsoft Imagine Cup annual competition from inception.

According to Microsoft, students who are 16 years or older, as of September 10, 2013 and are, or will be enrolled as students of a university at any time between January 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014, are eligible to participate in the competition.

Interested applicants, Microsoft said,  are to register for the competition on http:/ /www.imaginecup.com/ and follow up with news and updates about the competition on Imagine Cup Blog.
The devices and services giant said that students have until 12.00am, April 10, 2014 to register for this year’s competition in their  three main competitions, Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship.

Accordingly, a team is made of up to four eligible students and a mentor, who advises on the teams’ project.
Each competing team will make an original technology project from start to finish, come up with a great idea, make a plan, build a project, and submit it to Imagine Cup. It can be either purely software or a combination of software and hardware. It needs to use either Windows, Windows Phone, or Windows Azure. (Vanguard)



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