Finn from Star Wars: The Force Awakens to be a judge at this month’s Microsoft Imagine Cup finals

The Imagine Cup is coming down the wire on July 29th, and we’ve just found out that there’s going to be a celebrity judge on the panel. John Boyega, who played Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Moses in Attack the Block, is going to be serving as a judge for the competition. The news was made available through a blog post¬†and was accompanied by a video from Boyega himself.

John Boyega gave a statement about being pointed as a judge:

As an actor, I work with special effects all the time. And the only thing more amazing than Hollywood movie magic is the passion and creativity of the students at the Imagine Cup.

The competition has 35 finalists in the 3 categories of games, innovation, and world citizenship, and the competition will be streamed live on the 29th at 9am PST. Like John said, hundreds of thousands of teams came together to try and get this cup – what you’ll be seeing later this month is the absolute cream of the crop.

You won’t want to miss this competition if you have an interest in seeing the latest and greatest coming out from the innovative minds of the world’s students. You will be able to keep up with the livestream here.

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