After a lot of deliberation, evaluation and review, the judges have given us their decisions. It's time to announce the winners of the Big Idea: Plan Competition!
The 2016 Big Idea: Plan Winners are:
In the Games category, our winner is Monolight from Indonesia, for Monolight, their 2D illusion based puzzle adventure game!
In the Innovation category, the winner is TrollBusters from Slovakia, for their project moderateIT, an automated moderation tool that can detect inappropriate conversations online.
In the World Citizenship category, Team Bridge from Brazil takes the prize for their Project Bridge, a series of games adapted to help children with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and Down Syndrome through physiotherapy.
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 Plan, and will receive a certificate of achievement for their efforts!
In the Games category, our Honorable Mention teams are:
- Keystroke from Thailand
- Digital Interactive Games from South Africa
- Eureka from Brazil
- Hanging Light Studio from South Africa
- GameDevTime from Mexico
- Kaleidoscope from United States
- Signonia from Netherlands
- J3lackfire from Vietnam
- Pitch a Plan from Malaysia
In the Innovation category, our Honorable Mention teams are:
- NextFEM from Italy
- iHavn from Denmark
- AniMoji from Vietnam
- Speaka from Indonesia
- Wifi Brains from India
- Bharatmart from India
- MotionE from Sri Lanka
- Momento from Germany
- Find Your Way from Venezuela
In the World Citizenship category, our Honorable Mention teams are:
- Styx from Sri Lanka
- eye-screen-of-genie from Australia
- GET from Greece
- TEAM KAZA from Nigeria
- BAWA from Malaysia
- A.I.R. from Romania
- Green Tech from Sri Lanka
- Law for Good, Play for Change from Brazil
- Tangram from Thailand
Judging for Big Idea: Design has already started, and we hope to see some of the same names in those awards!
Now that the Big Idea contests have closed, you should start gearing up to submit your project to the 2016 Imagine Cup Global Competition! If you haven't already, register now for the Imagine Cup category in which you would like to participate. Countries around the world are setting up their National Finals as you read this, so please keep an eye on the National and Online Finals page as well as your Dashboard for more details on how and when to submit your project. The competition is heating up with the 2016 Imagine Cup and we can't wait to see what you all have in store for us!