HEC and Microsoft partner up to host ‘Microsoft’s Imagine Cup’

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Higher Education Commission (HEC) has partnered with Microsoft to bring the tech giant’s global student competition: Imagine Cup, to Pakistan this year. The competition is a great opportunity for Pakistani students and will offer prizes up to $100,000.

Microsoft Imagine Cup

The Imagine Cup is a global competition that empowers and encourages students from the field of Computer Science to form a team and create applications that shape how we live, work and play. Thousands of students from around the globe participate in the competition each year.

The Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017 presents a chance for young developers to show their biggest and boldest software solutions. The prizes include mentorship opportunities with industry leaders, an Azure grant and cash awards of up to a $100,000.

Application Process

HEC Pakistan has now collaborated with Microsoft to host the Imagine Cup for Pakistani students. Anwar Amjad, the Director IT HEC, explained how the competition would work for Pakistani applicants.

The participant will need a project title, a description, a proposal, a software, a set of instructions for the software and video One Drive URL to be applicable to the competition. These need to be submitted to Imagine Cup’s site.

Once accepted, the teams will have to compete at the regional level. The winning teams will qualify for the national level. A mix of judges from both academia (as directed by HEC) and industry will evaluate the solutions during both rounds.

Technology will be the primary judging criteria. Regional & National Finals detailed per team plan and relative winner’s announcements will be made on Official MSDN Pakistan Community Blog.