Applications are now open for the 2024 Microsoft Imagine Cup Junior.

Now in its fifth year, Imagine Cup Junior is an exciting opportunity for students aged 5-18 years old to learn about technology and how it can be used to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, while participating in a global student challenge. It’s a great introduction to technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and cybersecurity, and is suitable for all levels, especially beginners.

Microsoft is very excited to add a new category for students aged 5-12 years old this year! Students in this age group will focus on Technology for Good with lessons designed especially for early learners. The newly designed teaching resources will help support educators in offering this opportunity to their students. Microsoft is also excited to announce that we have added a lesson around Generative AI for Imagine Cup Junior’s AI for Good competition for students aged 13-18 years old.

Selection Criteria

  • Students work in teams sized two (2) to six (6) students for the AI for Good category and teams of two (2) to forty (40) for the Tech for Good category to develop an original concept addressing Microsoft AI for Good and Tech for Good initiatives and complete the Imagine Cup Junior PowerPoint submission template.
  • Team Leaders can also access hackathon materials to run a hackathon in their classroom to help further understand best practices for running Imagine Cup Junior and facilitate additional learning for students.
  • Winners Announcement: We are excited to see the ideas students submit! The top 10 global submission winners will be announced June 13, 2024 via the Microsoft Education blog.

Registration Procedure

  • Registration for Imagine Cup Junior opened on January 10, 2024. Team Leaders must submit projects on behalf of their student teams by May 8, 2024 23:59 (GMT+0).
  • Participation in Imagine Cup Junior for students is via a Team Leader (such as an educator, instructor, staff member, parent, 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.
  • Once registered, Team Leaders can access all the resources needed to educate students and run a great Imagine Cup Junior challenge. These resources include:

Method of Application

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: May 8, 2024.