Microsoft Imagine Cup 2019 Global Student Competition ($USD 100,000 Prize & Fully Funded trip to the 2019 Imagine Cup EMEA Regional Final event in Amsterdam, Netherlands)


One idea starts the journey. Your innovation could change the future of technology and be at the forefront of life-changing solutions. Register today for the Imagine Cup, Microsoft’s global competition for student developers, and you could win USD100,000.

You’re encouraged to submit an original application/solution that you and your team of up to three (3) have built (either on your own time, through your coursework, as a participant in a student hackathon, etc.). For your submission to qualify for the 2019 Imagine Cup, your application must utilize Microsoft Azure.


Eligibility & Judging Criteria

Regional Finals Prizes

The teams that advance to the Regional Final will win a trip to the EMEA Regional Final event in Amsterdam, Netherlands and compete for the following:

  • First place: USD15,000 and a spot in the World Championship
  • Second place: USD5,000
  • Third place: USD1,000

World Championship Prizing

1st place teams from the Regional Finals will advance to the World Championship (date and location to be announced) and compete for the grand prize of USD100,000 + Azure Grant.


  • Create your team (1 to 3 people)
  • Develop an innovative technical project that utilizes Microsoft Azure (See examples from last year’s Imagine Cup)
  • Finalize and submit your team entry before 02:59:59 GMT+0 on Wednesday, 16 January, 2019 for your chance to participate in the worldwide finals


  • Online Regional Semifinal : 15 February

  • Regional Finalists Selected

  • 19 March

    Regional Finals

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • TBD

    World Championship

    Location TBD

Application Deadline: Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2019 Global Student Competition


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