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Imagine Cup 2012: Public voting attracts hits in Facebook

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As talented students around the globe gather in Sydney, Australia this Friday for the 2012 Microsoft Imagine Cup , the world’s premier student technology competition, public voting for the Imagine Cup 2012 People’s Choice Award sponsored by Bing has began.

People are expected to vote at until 9 July at 13: 59 GMT for their favorite solution, as the winning team will receive $10,000 USD. Already, the social network, facebook has been attracting visitors globally for the people’s choice award with respect to voting.

Accordingly, people are expected to vote for their favorite videos before July 9, 2012 at 13:59 GMT as the winning team will receive $10,000.

The People’s Choice Award sponsored by Bing provides people the opportunity to vote for their favorite Imagine Cup Worldwide Finalist team.

Teams were given the opportunity to submit a video to show you their project. People’s votes will determine which team takes home the $10,000 USD prize.
Over 60 teams including Team Nigeria -Gravity had already submitted videos packed with their innovative ideas that will make the world a better place. The winning team will be announced on-stage at the Worldwide Finals in Sydney, Australia on 10 July.
Team GRAVITY comprises of Alli Oludayo of Psychology department and Okoya Timileyin of Elect/Elect Engineering of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU-Ile Ife respectively.
Meanwhile, reacting to current ranking of Team Nigeria, Shina Oyetosho, Developer & Platform Evangelism Lead , Microsoft Anglophone West Africa with optimism said that Team which is currently ranked 44th position in the people’s choice award will get to top position at the end of the voting because of the team’s innovative software product already making in-roads in the Nigeria market.
Although their current position is far cry from 5th position that the team that represented Nigeria last year climbed to, Oyetosho believed the software will attract more votes as a result of its content. I urge every Nigerian to vote for the Nigerian Team in the people’s choice award. The team this year has had Presentation skills training from Fate Foundation and a mock follow-up presentation to critique their work by the fate Foundation team.They have phones from Nokia. They also have laptop that are high end. So that there will be no issues.. We will represent Nigeria well in the global contest. Iam proud of them. They will do us proud in Sydney. I have no doubt about that. We are ready for the global contest”he assured.

It would be recalled that 106 teams who will have the honor of representing their countries in Sydney, Australia this week to present their technology solutions and compete for cash and prizes.

Article credit: Vanguard Newspaper

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