The deadline for Big Idea: Pitch is right around the corner on September 30th, and if you haven’t created and submitted your video, now is the time! For those of you looking for inspiration we are going to take a closer look at previous winners, the judging criteria for the Challenge, talk about what you need to do to win, and give you some additional advice.
Rapid Response developed an application that will benefit the emergency services and help them to receive accurate, specific and reliable information when there is an emergency or accident.
Lifescreen is new approach for managing windows. It allows you to take any window -> cut it up -> move each piece -> and set attributes like opacity, always on top and enables you to bind hot keys for manipulating the window. Beautiful animations give it a refreshing touch of future.
We are building a casual 2D online scifi sandbox game where players command highly customizable ships in tactical battles. Players will collect resources, trade in a player-driven economy, and team up to competitively control various parts of the game universe.
We are a team striving to make games that make full use of the interaction between Player and game. Making use the new generation of controllers, we want to get people to really play games with as much motion as possible.
Flinger.co enables you to share and watch YouTube videos with friends in real-time from anywhere. Simply launch Flinger.co on one screen and download the Flinger.co Remote app for your phone or tablet. Find a video on YouTube and then fling it to the other screen. Invite friends to your channel to sync video between screens.
We are building a game that challenges you to do crazy things with your face!
Your Pitch Video will be reviewed by a team of judges, and each of them will give it a score from 0 to 100. They’re not just picking those scores at random, though! If you read over the Official Rules, you can see the judging criteria; each item is worth points, and the total of all your points is your final score.
So how do you get the most points possible? By making sure you cover every single one of the judging criteria items. We’ll go over the three sections and talk about what you should do for each of them.
The Concept section of the criteria is all about your great idea. We want to hear what you’re planning to create, and at the end of the video the judges should have a clear picture of your project. Here are the key points you should cover:
Your idea is important, but when you’re giving a pitch, the presentation is just as important. We want to hear about a great project, but you have to meet us halfway with a polished, clear and comprehensible presentation. Here are the two key points you should consider:
The best and most exciting project in the world is nothing if it doesn’t ever come to market and reach the users it’s intended for. We’d be excited if you promised to cure cancer and send people to Mars, but we’d ask ourselves: can they really do that? Here are some key points to cover:
Remember that this is just the rehearsal for the real challenge: presenting your project, live, in front of a panel of Imagine Cup judges at the World Finals in Seattle. Focus on that experience: you, in front of judges, talking about why you should be the overall winner in your category. Nail each and every one of the points above, comprehensively, and you’ll have a massive advantage over your competition.
Now grab a digital camera, mobile phone, or webcam and start your pitch - we can't wait to see your submissions!
Imagine Cup Competition Manager
Microsoft Student Developers