Attention, student developers: Imagine Cup 2014 is on!

If you are or know a student who has a great idea for an app, then be sure to check out Imagine Cup 2014 – Microsoft’s premier global student technology competition that offers more than $750,000 in cash and prizes.

Here’s how Imagine Cup works: Students from all over the world register at imaginecup.com, form teams, and then choose to compete in one of three technology competitions: Games, Innovation or World Citizenship. Then, over the course of the next few months, they build and tweak their projects until the National Finals are held in early 2014. (Dates vary depending on the location.)

Competition winners from all the National Finals are selected and advance to the World Semifinals. This online round, held at imaginecup.com, will determine the teams that make it to Seattle in late July to compete in person at the 2014 World Finals. First place at the World Finals in any of the three competitions yields a cash prize in the amount $50,000.

Participants also have the chance to attend learning sessions taught by Microsoft engineers who built the Windows Phone OS and the opportunity to get feedback from leading industry experts. 2013 Imagine Cup World Finalists interacted with judges from Facebook, Twitter, Dent the Future, Revision3 Games and the creator of Tetris.

More details about the Imagine Cup World Semifinals will be coming in the months ahead, so follow the Imagine Cup blog.

For more on this story, read Thursday’s post over on the Windows Phone Developer Blog.

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Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff