Winners of 2014 Imagine Cup ‘Skype Award’ hail from around the world

Team Code Buzzers, from Nepal, was one of the winning teams. They proposed building a network using Skype for farmers to share and learn best practices and help solve agricultural problems around the world

Teams from Australia, South Africa and Nepal are the winners of the Skype Award in the Imagine Cup student technology competition, a Microsoft YouthSpark program.

This year, the Skype Award was introduced as part of Imagine Cup in all three categories of competition: Social Impact, Innovate & Collaborate, and Learning & Education. The Skype Award was designed to inspire new scenarios where individuals and communities can do things using Skype that will have a significant and lasting social impact. 

The winning teams designed a Skype-based anemia screening app, developed games over Skype using a cloud-based development mentality and used Skype to help farmers solve agriculture challenges. (The rest of the winners of the Imagine Cup will be announced at the competition at the end of July.)

Read more about these talented young people and their projects by heading over to the Skype Social Good blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff