The judges have watched all the videos, reviewed the judging criteria, and made their decision. We're pleased to announce the winners and honorable mentions for the 2015 Imagine Cup Pitch Video Challenge! The competition was extremely fierce this year, with many high-quality pitch videos submitted in all three categories. In some cases, the scoring was almost too close to call.
In the Games category, our winner is Team Hōkū from the United States. Their project, reForge, is a clever synthesis of the sci-fi Roguelike hit FTL with the base construction and customization of Minecraft.
In the Innovation category, our winner is Team LifeScreen from the Czech Republic. Their project, LifeScreen, is our favorite kind of Innovation idea: it seems so simple, but has really exciting implications.
In the World Citizenship category, our winner is Team Rapid Response from Ireland. Their project, Rapid Response, will help first responders and paramedics at the scene of an accident or emergency.
Congratulations to all three winning teams, who will each receive the $3000 prize. And congratulations to our honorable mention teams, each of whom also submitted an excellent pitch video, and will receive a certificate of achievement for their efforts!
In the Games category, our Honorable Mention teams are:
- Team BlitzKreig from India
- brokenbyte from Canada
- Team-Mavericks from Sri Lanka
- TAGStudios from Canada
- Projects.camp from Russia
- Team Vee from Pakistan
- Warrior Fingers from Mexico
- Chaos Entertainment from India
- Infinite Zero from the United States
In the Innovation category, our Honorable Mention teams are:
- Crowdsearch from Singapore
- HomeExplorer from the United States
- Team Melior from Australia
- WalkSafe from Canada
- Equinox from Sri Lanka
- Overdrive from Thailand
- Futur-of from India
- DISMI Cork from Ireland
- Laime from Latvia
In the World Citizenship category, our Honorable Mention teams are:
- Elbrus International from Belarus
- Help&Care from Poland
- Haters Hater from Canada
- Team Aguila from Sri Lanka
- Project: Sing! from the Philippines
- Sitting Hamsters from Slovakia
- Geek&Dentist from China
- Centauri from the United States
- Team Xplore from Sri Lanka
Judging for the Project Blueprint Challenge is already underway, and we hope to see some of the same names in those awards! And if you're still wondering if you should participate, the User Experience Challenge is coming up fast, so take a look at the rules and get your entry ready!