The imagine cup is a worldwide competition allowing students to showcase their skills and achievements, make industry contacts and launch their career

There are multiple catagories to go in, ranging from straight software engineering, to digital imaging and short film making.

The prizes are impressive:

- 1st prize - The chance to represent Australia at the worldwide competition in Korea, all flights and connections plus $2000 to share.
- 2nd prize - Xbox 360s for all team members plus $1000 to share.
- 3rd prize - Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office System for all team members plus $500 to share.
- Additional prizes: Competitors that advance to the worldwide finals will also receive travel and accommodation to attend the final competition in Seoul, Korea.
$25,000 - First Place
$15,000 - Second Place
$10,000 - Third Place

On wednesday 21st Feb I visited the KXT101 (Programming and Problem solving) lecture, these are students studying computing, engineering and other technical based degrees. The lecturer was kind enough to let me talk to the lecture theatre full of 300 students for 5 minutes about the Imagine Cup.

I explained what the Imagine cup is, as well as all the great prizes there are for winning. And encouraged them all to enter it.

By David Burela