Microsoft Imagine Cup 2006 – it’s in india this time…




Imagine a world where “technology helps us to live healthier lives”


As last year there will be an international competition and a national competition. The categories in the international competition would be:




  • algorithm



    • prices:



      • 1st: $ 8000,-


      • 2nd: $ 4000,-


      • 3rd: $ 3000,-


    • rounds:



      • Round 1 – Complete online quiz


      • Round 2 – Complete take home challenge


      • Round 3 – Onsite 24hr WW Algorithm Finals


    • timetable:



      • Nov 1, 2005 Registration Opens


      • Jan 30, 2006 Registrations Closes – Competition begins


      • Feb 6, 2006 Round One Begins


      • Mar 15, 2006 Round One Closes


      • April 1, 2006 2nd Round finalists announced


      • April 5, 2006 2nd Round Begins


      • May 8, 2006 2nd Round Closes


      • May 22, 2006 6 Worldwide finalists announced


  • short film




    • prices:



      • 1st: $ 8000,-


      • 2nd: $ 4000,-


      • 3rd: $ 3000,-



    • rounds:



      • Round 1 – Abstract, digital storyboard


      • Round 2 – Film, and written film description


      • Round 3 – Onsite 24hr WW Finals Short Film competition


    • timetable:



      • Nov 1, 2005 Registration Opens


      • Feb 1, 2006 Abstract/storyboard submission window opens


      • Mar 1, 2006 Abstract/storyboard submission window closes


      • Mar 13, 2006 Community voting begins


      • Mar 24, 2006 Community voting closes


      • April 1, 2006 2nd Round finalists announced


      • April 5, 2006 2nd Round design submission begins


      • May 8, 2006 2nd Round design submission closes


      • May 22, 2006 Worldwide finalists announced (6 teams move on)


  • information technology (IT)




    • prices:



      • 1st: $ 8000,-


      • 2nd: $ 4000,-


      • 3rd: $ 3000,-

    • rounds:

      • Round 1 – Complete online quiz
      • Round 2 – Complete business cases

    • timetable:

      • Nov 1, 2005 Registration Opens
      • Jan 30, 2006 Registrations Closes – Competition begins
      • Feb 6, 2006 Round One Begins
      • Mar 15, 2006 Round One Closes
      • April 1, 2006 2nd Round finalists announced
      • April 5, 2006 2nd Round Begins
      • May 8, 2006 2nd Round Closes
      • May 22, 2006 6 Worldwide finalists announced

  • visual gaming

    • prices:


      • 1st: $ 8000,-


      • 2nd: $ 4000,-


      • 3rd: $ 3000,-


    • rounds:



      • Round 1 Upload round 1 DLL


      • Round 2 Upload round 2 DLL


      • Round 3 24 hr onsite worldwide finals competition


      • details relased to those competitors who achieve this status


    • timetable:



      • Nov 1, 2005 Registration Opens/ Round One Begins


      • Mar 15, 2006 Registration Closes/ Round One Closes


      • April 1, 2006 2nd Round finalists officially announced (however qualification for 2nd round will be shared with competitors as they do or do not achieve the minimum mark for advancing)


      • April 5, 2006 2nd Round Begins


      • May 8, 2006 2nd Round Closes


      • May 22, 2006 12 Worldwide finalists announced


  • interface designer



    • prices:



      • 1st: $ 8000,-


      • 2nd: $ 4000,-


      • 3rd: $ 3000,-


    • rounds:



      • Round 1: Abstract must be less than 250 words, in English. Storyboard must be less than 25 MB, using .xpr file format as source files and should run inside of a presentation framework such as HTML, PPT, etc.


      • Round 2: Website or other self installing/running interactive interface design using .xpr source files


    • timetable:



      • Nov 1, 2005 Registration Opens


      • Feb 1, 2006 Abstract/storyboard submission window opens


      • Mar 1, 2006 Abstract/storyboard submission window closes


      • Mar 13, 2006 Community voting begins


      • Mar 24, 2006 Community voting closes


      • April 1, 2006 2nd Round finalists announced


      • April 5, 2006 2nd Round design submission begins


      • May 8, 2006 2nd Round design submission closes


      • May 22, 2006 Worldwide finalists announced (6 teams move on)

and the categorie of the national competition:




  • software design



    • teams up to 4 people


    • Rounds:



      • pre-round 1: Proposal (Deadline: end of january)

      • pre-round 2: Development of the project (Deadline: end of april)


    • at least one mobile device and one web service is used along with .NET 2.0


    • pre-rounds end on 05.05.2006


    • national prices:



      • 1st: trip to the international finals in india + chance to win there


      • 2nd: tba.


      • 3rd: tba.


    • international prices:



      • 1st: $25,000


      • 2nd: $15,000


      • 3rd: $10,000

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  1. #1 by Atika on November 1, 2005 - 09:06

    I want to know the details as to how to take part in imagine cup 2006

  2. #2 by ojo samu on December 20, 2005 - 15:58

    hi i want the timetablefot his soccer competitom

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