Through a beautiful ceremony, Art Rotana witnessed the award ceremony of the Microsoft Bahrain 2016 Imagine Cup Awards last Thursday evening.

The first prize was awarded to Vanguards team in the games category. UOB Smart Trash team won the world citizenship category and Team Spectra won the innovation category.

The Economic Development Board, Tamkeen, eGov and Informatics Authority supported the event. These teams are headed to represent Bahrain at the world finals next month at Cairo. The panel of jury selected these teams through a rigorous selection process from amongst teams of a maximum of four members who were allowed to register till the end of last month.

Microsoft Bahrain and Oman’s General Country Manager, Sherif Tawfik said, ‘Imagine Cup competition comes in line with Microsoft’s global mission to empower every organization and every person in the world to achieve more, and its commitment to empower students to become the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs and developers’. This initiative speaks volumes of the promise that the youth of Bahrain holds! BTW wishes the teams the best for the finals at Cairo!