Imagine Cup Official Blog


Meet the Imagine Cup 2014 World Finals Teams!

Wow! Our global judging panel has concluded their evaluations of more than 170 student projects from 76 countries in our World Semifinals round and they've found some incredible work. Imagine Cup student teams built projects that are fun, fascinating, surprising, and even life-changing. And now Microsoft will fly 35 top teams to Seattle at the end of July for the 2014 World Finals.

Watch the Webcast!

Our webseries Imagine Cup TV is back with a special episode! We cover every single team, talk about their projects, and get insights into technology industry trends from our guests including:

  • Akhtar Badshah of Microsoft Citizenship speaking on the use of technology for social good in the World Citizenship category
  • Rahul Sood of Microsoft Ventures speaking on student startups and the Innovation category
  • Andrew Parsons, longtime Imagine Cup games guru, talking about the latest trends in videogames

Watch it now thanks to Channel 9!

Main Competitions

Here are the winning teams! Click on each team's name to learn more about their project or visit our World Finalists page to see all the project descriptions together for easy reading!

Games

Team Name

Country

Project Name

Liaison Team

Brazil

Liaison

Illogic

Egypt

Puppy in Bubble

AnarTeam

France

Anarcute

Spotlight Games

Germany

Mr. Skyjump

Genesis

Greece

Dementia: Tales of Blackthorn Manor

Seven Summits

India

Petite

Team NewAge

Jamaica

Project Exit

Bomon

Korea

Under bed

Animus

Philippines

FitPals

Brainy Studio

Russia

TurnOn

Innovation

Team Name

Country

Project Name

ButterFly

Bahrain

Nail Polish Mixer

Chemicalium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Chemicalium

claVision

Canada

claVision (Visual Automatic Piano Music Transcription)

ij Developers

Cyprus

LADYBUG

Tep

Hungary

Tep

Reverse

Italy

Reverse

Kazokugurumi

Japan

Kazokugurumi

Estimeet

New Zealand

Estimeet

Vanguard

United Kingdom

Ripple

flipped.uy

Uruguay

flipped

Food&Gram

Venezuela

Food & Gram

World Citizenship

Team Name

Country

Project Name

Eyenaemia

Australia

Eyenaemia

Imagine The World

China

PersePhone

Access Earth

Ireland

Access Earth

High Rise

Nigeria

CATARA

Amplifiers

Pakistan

Project AMP

Power of Vision

Poland

Face Controller

The Dians

Portugal

Nuada

I Copy You

Qatar

Mimicking Robot for Autistic Children

SMT

Romania

sMilestone

BarFoo

Serbia

Sonochrome

SMART crew

Taiwan

Versatility of Usens: From Lab to Life

AfriGal Tech

Uganda

mDex

Grant Fellow

United States

Grant Fellow

Windows & Windows Phone Challenge

In addition, we're very glad to announce the winner of the Windows & Windows Phone Challenge! Congratulations to Team Pomato Apps of Venezuela for their project Patrullaje. They'll receive $5,000 and a trip to Seattle to attend the Imagine Cup World Finals!

Skype Award

We also have three World Semifinalist teams who have won $5,000 in the Skype Award. Congratulations to teams Eyenaemia from Australia, Code Buzzers from Nepal, and Super Sea Dragons from South Africa! You can watch their award-winning Skype videos now on our new Awards & Challenges page.

Visual Studio Online Boost

And finally, nine World Semifinalist teams won $1,000 each in our Visual Studio Online Boost! Check out the complete list:

Games

Innovation

World Citizenship

Stay Tuned!

Believe it or not, we're just getting started with the excitement of this 2014 season. Our World Finalists are now diving into their projects and getting them ready for our judges at the end of July in Seattle -- where tremendous prizes will be on the line and one team will win a private meeting with Bill Gates!

It's a real pleasure to see so many brilliant students come so far. I want to offer my very heartfelt congratulations to all the teams who competed in our National and Online Finals, to the 170+ teams who made it to the World Semifinals, and now to the 35 teams who will come all the way to Seattle. It's an honor to see your dreams made real. Keep up the great work!

John Scott Tynes
Imagine Cup Program Lead
Microsoft Student Developers

Comments: 19

Ilya Antonov Thu, 5 Jun 2014
Yes! It's a good news! Thanks for incredible work!!! See you in Seattle ;)

panayiotis eracleous Thu, 5 Jun 2014
there is a team that didn't compete in innovation category but in citizenship and it past in innovation why that?

Malte Götz Thu, 5 Jun 2014
Same for the VSO Boost: Our project (tutus) is definitely not a game. But congratulations to all the Winners!

John Scott Tynes Thu, 5 Jun 2014
Whoops! Sorry for the copy-paste error. I've corrected the VSO Boost list to put the teams in the right categories.

Khaled Sabra Thu, 5 Jun 2014
Same here, Our "GAME" (Team Learn n' Earn) was put in the innovation category for The VSO Boost. Is it possible that we were being judged under the innovation category??

John Scott Tynes Thu, 5 Jun 2014
Nope, that was just a formatting error in the blog. I've fixed it to show the correct categories.

Mursa Bogdan Thu, 5 Jun 2014
Congrats . See you in Seattle !

Ouadie BOUSSAID Thu, 5 Jun 2014
Unfortunately we missed the Windows & Windows Phone Challenge first place with our solution gokopy.com, but we're glad to have more than 10.000 downloads for our app and great reviews. Congratulations to all the winners!

John Scott Tynes Thu, 5 Jun 2014
GoKopy looks great. Congratulations on making a strong start in the store!

Malin De Silva Thu, 5 Jun 2014
This is really disappointing. An app with 4+ rating and over 300 user reviews is dropped from the Windows and Windows Phone Challenge.

John Scott Tynes Thu, 5 Jun 2014
I understand. But it does sound like you've made a great app and I wish you all the best for it!

orane campbell Thu, 5 Jun 2014
sweet this will be a first time experience for me and my team mate. :) i look forward to not only presenting but seeing all the other awesome games from those awesome teams

Iyanu Olabode Fri, 6 Jun 2014
I am very happy for my roomate and his team #TEAM HIGHRISE for qualifying. Congratulations!!! Seattle-straight guys. I hope you win over there too.

MD ARMAN OMAR Sat, 7 Jun 2014
What about brain games winner?????

Dipak Narigara Sun, 8 Jun 2014
Ready for the Challenges

Asar Dhandala Sun, 8 Jun 2014
We're Team Seven Summits from India and 'Petite' did made it to the worldwide finals in Games Category! See you in Seattle. Excited! <3

ARONO REBECCA Sun, 29 Jun 2014
see you all in seattle.

Temidayo Adefioye Tue, 1 Jul 2014
Yea...see you all at seattle @Rebecca see you too

Elhachemi sabi Thu, 3 Jul 2014
mabrook for reload team 123 viva l algérie