ImagineCup – Microsoft Competition – få dage tilbage til idé konkurrencen slutter!!

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For non-Danish speakers see below the Danish Txt

[Danish]

Imagine Cup består i år af 2(3) delelementer, som kan deltages i uafhængigt.

DEL 1:VIND $3000
Tre online challenges, som kun er idé submissions, hvor ALLE kan deltage og vinde præmier med mere. PROJECT BLUEPRINT er åben NU!!!!
Du kan deltage indenfor de samme tre kategorier som vi afholder den endelige fysiske finale i – og du kan deltage i alle tre kategorier og alle challenges uafhængigt af hinanden. Hvis du deltager i disse online challenges kommer du igennem de samme ting som til den fysiske og står derved stærkere.

* VIGTIGE DATOER

  • Pitch Video Challenge (FÆRDIG): Record a three to five minute video with your team pitching your project!
  • Project Blueprint Challenge (DEADLINE 17. december): Dig deep into your thinking and deliver a written project proposal covering your users, requirements, scenarios, and business model.
  • User Experience Challenge (January-February): How will people actually use your software? A great user experience transforms any solution so show us your user flow, wireframes, and a visual target for how your software will look on screen

DEL 2: VIND $1000
Brain Games: Quiz med spørgsmål der til de heldige vindere udløser $1000 (der er et par Q hver mdr) – Tjek her

DEL 3: VIND $5000, $10.000, $50.000 USD
Én fysisk dansk national finale, hvor man skal have udviklet en færdig app på baggrund af et projekt for at kunne deltage. DELTAG

VIGTIGE DATOER:
* Tilmeldingsite er åben, men den danske del kommer snarest på også – dog kan du godt tilmelde dig nu på www.imaginecup.com

D. 30 marts 2014, kl. 23.59: Deadline for submission af projekt
D. 31 marts – d. 11 april, 2014: Dommer votering
D. 11 april 2014, kl. 12.00:  Annoncering af de ni finalister, som skal deltage i den nationale finale
D. 29 april 2014, kl. 9.00-16.00: Afholdelse af den danske nationale finale (mere info følger)
D. 1 maj – 31 maj 2014: World Semifinale votering
Den sidste uge af juli: World Final i Seattle, USA

For første gang i mange år, har Microsoft Danmark valgt, at afholde en fysisk national finale i Danmark, som et led i Microsofts store globale teknologi konkurrence, Imagine Cup! Imagine Cup er i år delt op i tre kategorier; Innovation, Games og World Citizenship og ALLE studerende verden over kan deltage.  Der er store præmiesummer på højkant i den Internationale finale, som i år afholdes i Seattle.

Til den danske nationale finale, skal hver gruppe have udviklet en færdig business plan, som udformes i en app ved at udnytte Microsofts platform og mange teknologier. Som en opbygning og hjælp til den endelig finale, afholdes der løbende tre små Online Challenges, som alle studerende kan deltage i uanset deltagelse i den endelige Imagine Cup finale eller ej. Alle kan deltage, og vinderen i hver kategori vinder USD 3000 pr. udfordring!

For at deltage i ImagineCup er der flg. Krav:

  • Man skal være fyldt 16 år og være aktiv studerende
  • Man kan minimum være 1 og maksimum 4 i en gruppe
  • Minimum én fra hver gruppe skal være dansk statsborger
  • Alle kan deltage, også tidligere deltagere samt MSP’erne
  • Man kan drage fordel af en mentor, som ligeledes inviteres til den nationale finale og flyves med jer til Seattle på vores regning, hvis man kommer i den internationale finale
  • Man kan deltage i alle tre kategorier, dog kun én gang pr. kategori
  • Man skal submitte sit materiale og projekt via den global side [Link kommer såsnart vi er klar med den danske side]

[English]

Imagine Cup local site

Imagine Cup consist of two elements:

  1. Three online challenges, which is only idea submissions. All students worldwide can participate and win cash prizes and much more. Learn more: http://imaginecup.com/Custom/Index/Challenges#?fbid=vXG7lcjRop3

Here are the important dates you should know for our three online challenges:

October 25, 2013: Final deadline for submission of online challenge 1: “Pitch Video Challenge

December 17, 2013: Final deadline for submission of online challenge 2: ”Project Blueprint Challenge”

February 21, 2014: Final deadline for submission of online challenge 3: “User Experience Challenge”

  1. An onsite Danish National Final where you have to develop a ready-to-use app based on a thorough business plan. Learn more: http://imaginecup.com/Custom/Index/Competitions#?fbid=hOnf1Rc1fjH

Here are the important dates you should know for Denmark’s National Final:

March 30, 2014 midnight: Final deadline for submission of final Imagine Cup project

March 31-April 10, 2014: Judging period

April 11, 2014 12.00 PM: Announcement of the nine finalist by category participating in the National Finals

April 29, 2014: Danish National Final (more info will follow)

The last week of July 2014: World Final in Seattle, USA

Please note: The three teams from each category that performs the best will be chosen to participate in the onsite Danish National Final where each team have to present their ready-to-use app in front of a jury. The winning team within each category then advances to the online International World Semifinals, where the final chosen finalist for the World Final will be announced.  The winning teams will be brought to Seattle for the World Final, on our expense, in order to compete against teams from all over the world!

Please note: In the previous years, we have not hosted an onsite National Final in Denmark, so then it was possible to participate in Imagine Cups online final. As we are doing the National Final this year, no teams can participate in the online final – only in the Danish National Final!

This year’s Imagine Cup consist of three categories and you can participate in all of them in the Danish National Final: Games, Innovation & World Citizenship:

  • You have to be 16 + and an active student
  • You can be minimum one in a group and a maximum of 4
  • At least one from your group have to be a Danish citizen
  • All students can participate, also previous participants and the MSP’s
  • You can take advantage from applying a mentor, whom will also be invited for the National finals and will be brought to Seattle on our expense but only if you advance to the World Finals
  • You can participate in all three categories, please note; only once per category
  • You have to submit your material and your project via the official site

Receive all the help and guidance you wish without any costs:

  • Get access to all licenses and developer tools, which you will need to code your app for free! Learn more: www.dreamspark.com
  • Like our Facebook site Microsoft DK Students and stay updated on all competitions and important information!
  • Sign up for our Developer Achievements Facebook site and receive great support in regards to coding your app and app development in general!

Codecamps: participate in our many codecamps around the country and get help and guidance in how to code your app for free on premises! Stay updated at www.msdn.dk

We will add more information in the months ahead. Register now and get started!

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