Giving your students the skills to drive global change

Imagine Cup Junior is back, and better than ever. With new and improved lesson plans, new topics to explore and new hands on with Artificial Intelligence activities, now is the time to get involved in the world’s largest student AI challenge!

What is Imagine Cup Junior?

Imagine Cup Junior 2022 provides students aged 13 to 18 with the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technology and how it can be used to positively change the world.

Learn About AI

In teams of 1 to 6, your students will learn about how artificial intelligence works with a fresh new curriculum, engage with Microsoft’s ethical principles and our AI for Good initiatives.

Dream up world changing ideas

Once your students have learned about this technology, they will dream up a world changing idea to solve a social, cultural, health or environmental challenge.

Compete against students around the globe

Your students will then need to submit their AI concept by May 12 2022 in the form of a ten-slide PowerPoint presentation which is included in your teacher resource kit.

As an educator why should you register your students for Imagine Cup Junior 2022?

To thrive in a changing world, we think Australia’s young people need to be confident users and builders of technology. Through Imagine Cup Junior your students will learn valuable skills to help them succeed in the future of education and work.

Free teacher resources, future-focused learning and great prizes.

With free teacher resources, future-focused learning, and great prizes to win, there are plenty of reasons to get involved in Imagine Cup Junior. The global challenge has been designed to give your students the opportunity to take their ideas to the world, network with peers across the globe, and have the chance to bring their ideas to life.

How can my students participate?

To get involved in Imagine Cup Junior 2022 you will need to register. Once you have registered, download one of the kits below. The Australian and New Zealand kits are curriculum aligned and have relevant examples for your students.


Your students can complete the challenge in only four hours through a Hackathon run by the Australian education organization Education Changemakers. These are run in Term 1 2022 in both in-person and digital formats. You can also run a DIY hackathon with your students by combining the six lessons into one day.

Teachers kit

Alternatively your students can go deeper into their learning through the ICJ lesson plans. This consists of 6 x 45 minute curriculum aligned lesson plans that you can deliver at your school. These are easy to follow with everything you need to run engaging lessons for students.

Register for Imagine Cup Junior today

Register your students and download your resources today at the Imagine Cup Junior website.