The Imagine Cup Junior offers students between the ages of 13 and 18 a thrilling prospect to explore the field of technology and its potential to address some of the world’s most pressing issues by taking part in a global student competition. This program provides an excellent introduction to cutting-edge technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and cybersecurity, and is well-suited for individuals of all proficiency levels, particularly beginners.
Microsoft’s ultimate goal is to enable each individual and entity worldwide to accomplish more. Microsoft recognizes that today’s students will be the innovators of tomorrow, and as a result, they must be equipped with the necessary tools, resources, and opportunities to learn new abilities and prepare for future employment
Aim and Benefits:
Imagine Cup Junior helps students build skills in technology concepts that will help them in their future learning and in the workforce.
Imagine Cup Junior 2023 is a global challenge open to students aged 13-18 to empower them to learn about technology and develop a concept or idea to make a difference in their local community and the world around them. It’s a great introduction to technology for students and hopes to inspire students to gain appreciation and insight into new concepts.
Participation in Imagine Cup Junior for students is via a Team Leader (educator, instructor, parent, or guardian – over the age of 18). Team Leaders register on behalf of students and gain access to the Imagine Cup Junior resource pack outlined below to facilitate learning and the challenge. Students work in teams of one (1) to six (6) to develop an original concept addressing Microsoft’s AI for Good Initiatives and complete the Imagine Cup Junior PowerPoint submission template.
Interview date, Process, and Venue for Microsoft Imagine Cup Junior Contest
After going through the materials available in the resource pack, students form teams of one through six and brainstorm ideas to leverage technology to help make a positive difference to the world around them, aligned to the Microsoft AI for Good Initiatives—Health, Cultural Heritage, Earth, Accessibility and Humanitarian Action. Students produce a concept in the Imagine Cup Junior PowerPoint template and submit it (via their team leader) to the website platform.
Microsoft is excited to see the ideas students come up with! The top 10 global submission winners will be announced on June 7th, 2023 via the Microsoft Education blog.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified? Go to Microsoft on imaginecup.microsoft.com to apply
For more details, visit the Microsoft website