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Microsoft Announces the Semi-Finalists for Imagine Cup National Finals 2014

By Sheila Macaspac - on 28 Mar 2014, 11:21am

Microsoft Announced the Semi-Finalists for Imagine Cup National Finals 2014

 DOST – ICT Office Executive Director Usec. Louis Casambre with the 15 semi-finalists of the Imagine Cup 2014

Microsoft Philippines in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology – Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICT Office) announced the 15 semi-finalists of the 12th edition of the Imagine Cup global competition. Semi-finalists were chosen for the three major competition categories: Innovation, Games, and World Citizenship.

Imagine Cup is a premier student technology competition held annually that provides students across all disciplines the opportunity to use their creativity, passion, and knowledge of technology to create applications, games, and solutions to the toughest problems in the world today. Eligible students are given a chance to showcase their talents as they use technology to make a difference.

“We are proud of the semi-finalists and are very impressed with the ideas and technology they have come up with. The 15 semi-finalists truly demonstrate that Imagine Cup can truly help the Philippines in producing a new class of developers that has a right vision for the country,” said DOST – ICT Office Executive Director Usec. Louis Casambre.

The semi-finalist for each category will be competing in the National Finals on April 24, 2014 at Casa Blanca, Intramuros for a chance to win PhP 50,000 and to represent the Philippines in the next round.

“At Microsoft, we are committed to ensuring that Filipino students are given the opportunity to hone their skills that prepare them for the future,” said Karrie Ilagan, General Manager of Microsoft Philippines. “Imagine Cup is just one of the many ways we are helping shape a generation of creators who are capable of creating impactful technological solutions. We are proud of the semi-finalists and we look forward to hopefully using their solutions soon.”

More than 1.65 million students from more than 190 countries have participated in Imagine Cup over the past 10 years. To date, over 1,000 young Filipinos have been given the opportunity to transform their ideas into wonderful apps through this prestigious competition.

Imagine Cup was made possible with the help of SMARTDevNet and the Intramuros Administration. To learn more about Imagine Cup, visit www.imaginecup.com.