A hackathon celebrating diversity of hackers and their hacks!

At Unhackathon, we encourage diversity of both hackers and hacks. These 8 awards have equal importance, each with a winner and a runner-up. Whatever you’re interested in, there’s an award to recognize you!

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Prizes

Best User Experience

This award recognizes a polished hack that works reliably, runs smoothly, and in general is great to use.

Best User Experience (Runner Up)

This award recognizes a polished hack that works reliably, runs smoothly, and in general is great to use.

Best Visual Design

Got a beautiful interface, awesome game graphics, or artistically organized cables? This award might be for you.

Best Visual Design (Runner Up)

Got a beautiful interface, awesome game graphics, or artistically organized cables? This award might be for you.

Best Technically Ambitious Hack

This award is for best progress made on something extremely technically ambitious in terms of software or hardware. Doing some extreme math, writing 15,000 lines of Assembly, or building a drone? This award will recognize you, even if your hack isn’t the flashiest from the outside.

Best Technically Ambitious Hack (Runner Up)

This award is for best progress made on something extremely technically ambitious in terms of software or hardware. Doing some extreme math, writing 15,000 lines of Assembly, or building a drone? This award will recognize you, even if your hack isn’t the flashiest from the outside.

Most Learning for a Hack

Are you a team of noobs, or outside your comfort zone? This award is for the best hack produced with 50% tools and languages your team has never used before.

Most Learning for a Hack (Runner Up)

Are you a team of noobs, or outside your comfort zone? This award is for the best hack produced with 50% tools and languages your team has never used before.

Best Hack Potential

You’ve got a big idea. You’ve worked for 12 hours, but you can imagine doing so much more! For this award, we’ll be looking for hacks that have a great technical foundation, major progress towards your initial goals, and solid ideas for taking it a step further.

Best Hack Potential (Runner Up)

You’ve got a big idea. You’ve worked for 12 hours, but you can imagine doing so much more! For this award, we’ll be looking for hacks that have a great technical foundation, major progress towards your initial goals, and solid ideas for taking it a step further.

Most Useful Hack

This award recognizes a hack that solves some kind of problem and does it well. You might be making software development easier, building hardware to help people with disabilities, or even just helping people stop forgetting their car keys. The possibilities are limitless!

Most Useful Hack (Runner Up)

This award recognizes a hack that solves some kind of problem and does it well. You might be making software development easier, building hardware to help people with disabilities, or even just helping people stop forgetting their car keys. The possibilities are limitless!

Most Entertaining Hack

This hack makes us laugh. It could be a game, a website or mobile app, or even a hardware or multimedia project. If passing by your demo makes even exhausted hackers smile, you’re definitely in the running.

Most Entertaining Hack (Runner Up)

This hack makes us laugh. It could be a game, a website or mobile app, or even a hardware or multimedia project. If passing by your demo makes even exhausted hackers smile, you’re definitely in the running.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

High school and university students who participated in person at Unhackathon are eligible to enter. Teams can be made of up to 6 student. 

Requirements

You can create anything you want, starting with a Springboard Project if you like. 

How to enter

Please submit a short description of what your hack is, and your teammates' names. Let us know if you started with a Springboard Project. YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR TEAM NUMBER! 

Judges

Hanne Paine

Hanne Paine

Judging Criteria

  • Award Criteria