All Competitions

Break Into Code

Break Into Code is a beginner level challenge that will get you excited about coding, even if you don’t have any previous experience. We’ve teamed up with Microsoft Research’s TouchDevelop to get students of all ages started with a simple, easy to follow tutorial on coding a brick breaker game. The tutorial will get you started from a blank slate to a working game which you can then personalize and reinvent to make it your own. You can use any device with a browser and internet connection to participate.

Break Into Code



Games Path

Every year, the independent games scene becomes stronger and more vibrant. Amazing games are being made by small teams, and some of them turn into massive hits. More people are playing games, and they're playing them everywhere: on their computers, on consoles, on their phones and mobile devices. The Imagine Cup Games Path is your opportunity to be part of the global games revolution.

Pitch Video Challenge (Games)

Project Blueprint Challenge (Games)

User Experience Challenge (Games)

Games Competition



Innovation Path

The next big thing could come from you. World-changing, disruptive software that changes the way we chat, play, work, and live often comes from new and unexpected sources, including students like you. Facebook started as a student project. Twitter was created by an undergraduate. Your ideas could be next. The Imagine Cup Innovation Path is here to help you take the first steps.

Pitch Video Challenge (Innovation)

Project Blueprint Challenge (Innovation)

User Experience Challenge (Innovation)

Innovation Competition



World Citizenship Path

Since Imagine Cup started in 2003, students all over the world have teamed up to create impressive new technology projects in fields such as health, education, and the environment, and shown the world new ways to think and to change. You can be next. Find a problem in the world, even in your own life or community, that affects many people, and then work to solve it. Build a project that could change lives.

Pitch Video Challenge (World Citizenship)

Project Blueprint Challenge (World Citizenship)

User Experience Challenge (World Citizenship)

World Citizenship Competition



Code Hunt

Put your coding skills to the test. In cooperation with Microsoft Research, Imagine Cup brings you the ultimate challenge: write effective and elegant code, in real-time, in competition with thousands of other student programmers.

Code Hunt Challenge