Microsoft AI for Good
Schools Challenge

Free for Year 7-12

Learn about AI

Online learning

Win great prizes

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What is
Imagine Cup Junior?

Since 2019, Microsoft has run the AI for Good Challenge in Australia and has seen thousands of students learn about AI, engage with the ethics behind the technology and dream up their own AI concepts. For 2021 Microsoft has launched Imagine Cup Junior, a global competition that will see Australian students competing with their peers around the world! We will still be offering curriculum-aligned lessons plans (to be released soon), and teachers can run Imagine Cup Junior in under three hours (through a hackathon), across five lessons (through Imagine Cup Junior for Beginners) or across a term with deep dive learning modules.

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Why should you register for Imagine Cup Junior for 2021?

Free resources for teachers

Teachers, we have plenty of curriculum-aligned resources for you to run AI hackathons or lessons at school. We are also running our one day 'home hackathons' digitally with our facilitators directly training students.

Great prizes for students

The best entries make it through to global Imagine Cup Finals for prizes and serious bragging rights!

Future-focused learning

To thrive in a changing world we think Australia’s young people need to be the builders of technology, rather than just the users of it. In the challenge your students will learn valuable schools to help them succeed in the future of education and work.

How the challenge works

1. Learn

Your students engage with AI concepts through a rapid hackathon or through classes that you run (with resources provided by us).

2. Build

Your students then dream up an AI concept that makes a difference in the world.

3. Submit

Your students then need to submit their AI concept as a ten-slide PowerPoint to the Imagine Cup Junior global site.

4. Finals

The top student entries will make it through to the international finals to win great prizes!