The Academies of Loudoun is excited to host its 4th annual hackathon! This hackathon will be entirely in-person and you will have two days to complete a project of your choice. Various tech mentors can assist you and you can learn about bleeding edge technologies from a number of interesting workshops. Prizes will be awarded to the best of each category judged using the criteria listed below.
Questions about judging and submissions can be posted to the discussions section of this website.
Prizes will be distributed at the awards ceremony at the end of Day 2. You must attend the ceremony to win a prize (so attend!). If you can’t be present due to some extenuating circumstance, contact email@example.com.
Additional inquires about judging and submissions can be sent to Mr. Cool's email as well.
$542 in prizes
Best Overall Hack (1st place)
A drone equipped with a camera and a Bluetooth speaker.
Best Overall Hack (2nd place)
Amazon Echo dot (3rd generation) and smart light-bulb with WiFi and RGB.
Best Overall Hack (3rd place)
Amazon Firestick (4th generation).
Best Middle School Hack (1st place)
Amazon Echo dot (3rd generation).
Best Middle School Hack (2nd place)
Redragon S107 Gaming Keyboard and Mouse combo.
Best Middle School Hack (3rd place)
Miady portable power pack.
Best Visual/Aesthetic Design
Gimbal stabilizer for a smartphone with an extendable Bluetooth selfie stick and tripod.
Greatest Potential Impact
Elegoo UNO project super starter pack.
Razer Kraken V3 Gaming Headset
Best Hardware Hack
Best Health Hack
Health Tracking Watch
Best School/Education Hack
Most Workshops Attended
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
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Technical Complexity and Ambition
How impressive are the technical aspects of the project? How ambitious is it?
Polish and Functionality
How functional is the project? Does it do what it is supposed to do?
How original and innovative is the project? Does it introduce a new approach or new way of thinking?
How aesthetically pleasing is the project? How well is it presented?
Potential Future Impact
How impactful could the project idea be in its respective field if pursued fully? How feasible is its application?