Prizes

Best use of AWS

Wins Dell Portable Hard Drives

Best Domain Name on Domain.com

Wins a Domain.com swag bag and Arduino RedBoard

Best Educational Hack

We want to encourage projects that focus on our theme of bettering education, so we have a special prize tier for projects that win at this. This can be anything from improving lecture experience, note taking, and studying, to something less tightly coupled with school, like finding a parking spot or discovering scholarships. This can be UCF specific or general to all schools, including K-12.

If a higher tier trumps this (i.e. 1st, 2nd, or 3rd), this tier will be given to the runner-up in this category.

One team can win this. Teams can be as few as one or as many as four. There are four of this prize. In the event we have leftover prizes, they will be raffled out to people who submitted projects but did not win another prize.

1st Place

Alienware Steam Machines and DigitalOcean credit

One team can win this. Teams can be as few as one or as many as four.

2nd Place

Dell Venue 8 Tablets and DigitalOcean credit

One team can win this. Teams can be as few as one or as many as four.

3rd Place

Alienware Vindicator Backpacks and DigitalOcean credit.

One team can win this. Teams can be as few as one or as many as four.

Best Newbie Hack

A special prize kit for the best hack by hackers where Knight Hacks is their first hackathon.

If a higher tier trumps this (i.e. 1st, 2nd, or 3rd), this tier will be given to the runner-up in this category.

One team can win this. Teams can be as few as one or as many as four. There are four of this prize. In the event we have leftover prizes, they will be raffled out to people who submitted projects but did not win another prize.

Best Moonshot

For projects that took a risk that ultimately paid off in the end.

If a higher tier trumps this (i.e. 1st, 2nd, or 3rd), this tier will be given to the runner-up in this category.

One team can win this. Teams can be as few as one or as many as four. There are four of this prize. In the event we have leftover prizes, they will be raffled out to people who submitted projects but did not win another prize.

Most Ridiculous

For projects that were just... ridiculous. Prizes that do not meet MLH's code of conduct will, of course, be disqualified and the attendees may be removed from the event. We mean ridiculous in more lighthearted sense, but it's ultimately up to the judges to interpret.

If a higher tier trumps this (i.e. 1st, 2nd, or 3rd), this tier will be given to the runner-up in this category.

One team can win this. Teams can be as few as one or as many as four. There are four of this prize. In the event we have leftover prizes, they will be raffled out to people who submitted projects but did not win another prize.

Best Hardware Hack

For the best hack in the hardware subcategory.

If a higher tier trumps this (i.e. 1st, 2nd, or 3rd), this tier will be given to the runner-up in this category.

One team can win this. Teams can be as few as one or as many as four. There are four of this prize. In the event we have leftover prizes, they will be raffled out to people who submitted projects but did not win another prize.

Best Use of VR

Wins Alienware Alphas.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

All students who have registered and confirmed.

Requirements

Anything that is not illegal is welcome! We'd also love to see some hacks that help improve the educational process.

How to enter

Attend in person. You must have registered and filled out the confirmation form to attend. During the event we will explain how to submit your projects for judging.

Judges

Eric Smithson

Eric Smithson

Judging Criteria

  • TBD