Middle and high school students. But if you don't fit in that category and still want to participate, feel free to contact us and figure something out!


Project Submission Rules

  1. Projects that aren’t submitted to DevPost by February 21st by 9AM PST will NOT be judged.

  2. Your main submission will be a video of 3 minutes or less that must include all group members and their level of experience (beginner, intermediate, expert), and can cover anything you think will help show off your project. This can include your brainstorming process, code samples, final product, or more.

  3. Your submission has to specify which code was written before the event and during it and outline your creation process (your starting point, what you did during the event, challenges you faced, what you learned, etc). Judging will be relative to your starting point.

  4. Teams can present their projects at the showcase with a poster and live demo, and the top projects based off of video submissions will be visited by judges — be prepared to pitch your project and answer questions.

  5. You have the option to make a poster for the showcase which will be displayed for anyone to see. Alternatively, you can screenshare a presentation or demo. It should be enough for someone who has never seen your project before to get the general idea of what it is.

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$16,700 in prizes

First Place

Airpods (per member)

Second Place

Corsair Gaming Keyboard (per member)

Third Place

JBL GO 2 Speakers (per member)

Best Beginner

$25 AoPS coupons (per member)
1Password family plan for 1 year (per member)

Best COVID-Related

1 year Wolfram|One Personal Edition (per member)
1 year Wolfram|Alpha Pro (per member)
1Password family plan for 1 year (per member)

Best Educational

Centered lifetime access (per member)

Free for all participants

Repl.it Hacker Plan for 1 year ☆
Free EchoAR Business Tier for 1 month
Wolfram|One access for 30 days
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Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Jim Berry

Jim Berry
Leader at Robot Garden

Mithra Singram

Mithra Singram
Senior IOS developer at Workday

Paulo Arantes

Paulo Arantes
Data Scientist at Autodesk

Sylvie Boenke-Bowden

Sylvie Boenke-Bowden
Senior Software Engineer at Autodesk

Ken Kolda

Ken Kolda
Former Chief Architect at Ellie Mae

Manish Pandit

Manish Pandit
Engineering at Facebook

Aliaksandr Shulyak

Aliaksandr Shulyak
Cloud and DevOps practice-oriented Engineer

Maxim Kuznetsov

Maxim Kuznetsov
Python backend developer

Avinash Upadhyaya

Avinash Upadhyaya
Senior at UVCE, India

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    How creative and novel the project is and how well it displays innovation.
  • Usefulness
    How impactful can this project be? Does it have a clear target audience?
  • Technical Skills & Progress
    Project displays thorough understanding of programming concepts for the participant's experience level. Technical skills show imporvement from when the student began the project.
  • Execution
    How usable is the project in its final state? How user friendly is it? Does anything seem to not work as intended?
  • Presentation
    How prepared and confident are the presenters? Do they effectively demonstrate their project?

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