A hackathon that focuses on "Sustainability" and doesn't need CODING skills!!

 

Student registration form - https://forms.gle/8rGatbtPJahXLZMf8

Steel City Hacks is a free, 3-day, virtual hackathon for middle and high school students.

We invite every middle and high school student to participate in our Hackathon. We have a total prize pool of $1000 and are open to all skill levels. We are providing workshops with industry level professionals in skills that are about to become a necessity for the 21st century. Examples - design thinking, web-development and soft skills.

The students participating in our hackathon will not only have a chance to present their projects and gain mentorship but will also gain international exposure.

Unlike others, we are accepting ideation and design based projects which makes our hackathon unique.

We will also be providing moderated interaction sessions for students to connect with each other. They can either participate as a team, alone or form a team with the others.

 

There are special prizes for beginners and category winners.

 

Volunteers :- https://forms.gle/DJWwT6kcbHgY9bG37

We are also looking for volunteers who might be interested in working / mentoring middle and high school students. We have positions available for social media managers, mentors, documentation and miscellaneous (mostly tech & communications).

You will receive Volunteer Hours for your time.

View full rules

Prizes

60,000 in prizes

1st Place Implemented Hack

Best functional (coding) project or any project having a proper functional model of their design that can be executed (without any further modifications will be considered for judgement under this category).

2nd Place Implemented Hack

The 2nd best functional (coding) project or any project having a proper functional model of their design that can be executed (without any further modifications will be considered for judgement under this category).

1st Place Design Hack

Best designed project i.e.- that can be scaled to mass implementation without any further modification will win this criteria.
It does not need to be functional, you only need to show how it will work.

2nd Place Design Hack

2nd best designed project i.e.- that can be scaled to mass implementation without any further modification will win this criteria.
It does not need to be functional, you only need to show how it will work.

Best Beginner Hack

Best project among the ones made by beginners will win this category.

Best Solo Hack

Best project made by one individual will be the winner of this category.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Be a current middle or high school student (includes Class of 2020).
  • Register yourself (and your team members) through the google form before 09th October, 2020.

Requirements

Devpost Submission

  • A 3-minute video(or less) demonstrating your project. This should include the following:-
    • Your inspiration for the project; how and why you came up with this idea.
    • A full demo of your project. Judges won't be checking every project.
    • Explanation of all the technologies/software you used in your project.
  • Description of the project
    • Follow the template to the best of your abilities. This is where you can really expound upon the minutia of your project that you couldn't cover in your video.

Google Form Submission

  • The teams must submit every google form which may be shared during the hackathon.
  • It will ask for the following:
    • Details of your team
    • Link to the Devpost submission (you can submit this google form before you are completed with the devpost submission)
    • Project name

You must complete all of the above for your project to be considered for a judgement.

Judges

Nsikak-Abasi Aniefiok Etim

Nsikak-Abasi Aniefiok Etim

Andrey Yermishin

Andrey Yermishin

Vivekanand Prasad

Vivekanand Prasad

Judging Criteria

  • Theme Adherence
    How well your project relates to the theme??
  • Originality/Creativity
    How original is the project? Creativity and genuinity.
  • Feasibility
    Is your project feasible? Can it be implemented for the masses? Would people use it??
  • Presentation
    How well was your idea presented?