July 7,2009, Cairo, Egypt- Microsoft announces winners of its annual Image Cup. The Image Cup calls for software programmers, hardware developers, artists and dreamers to imagine a better world, and then make it happen. The Imagine Cup brings together more than 200,000 students from over 100 countries around the world where they compete to help find the answers. And no matter who comes up with the best solutions - everybody wins! Solve the World’s Toughest Problems. This year's theme was: Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems facing us today.
The 2009 competition brought together:
- 300,000 registered worldwide competitors
- 59,000 students from 142 countries
- 148 finalist teams
Prizes ranged from $5,000-$25,000. The 2010 competition will be held in Poland.