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Imagine Cup game design prize now includes PAX Prime demo

Microsoft recently announced that the team that takes first place in the Imagine Cup gaming category will win a trip to Seattle to attend PAX Dev and show their game at PAX Prime, in addition to the $50,000 cash prize awarded to the winning finalist team of each category.

The Imagine Cup is an annual competition open to students around the world. Using Microsoft-supplied technology, students create projects that fall into one of three main categories: games, world citizenship and innovation. The competition aims to encourage students to become entrepreneurs by developing solutions to world problems and pitching their solutions to judges.

Last year, winners of each category took home $50,000 in prize money. In 2014, winners will also get to attend the two-day PAX Dev game development conference, and demo their game to PAX Prime attendees.

A team of students from Austria won the gaming category of the Imagine Cup in 2013. Polygon's feature about how a team from the U.S. won the 2012 competition can be read here.