Microsoft has decided to discontinue Project Hoshimi invitational which is a great strategic programming competition, from future Imagine Cup competitions - the world’s premier student technology competition. It is not known officially what was the reason to remove one of the most popular invitational from the competition. But there was rumors that the reason is there is not direct connection with the theme of the competitions in later years than it was first introduced where the theme was about health and eventually media was no longer interested in this invitational.
However the Project Hoshimi Lead Manager desides to continue support the project personally for the educational benificial of the student community.
Project Hoshimi website : http://www.project-hoshimi.com