Rules

Team Requirements

  • Teams must consist of a minimum of 1 member and a maximum of 4 members.
    • There is a limited number of prizes available for each award.

Eligibility

  • Teams must only include registered participants who are not organizers, volunteers, judges, sponsors, or in any privileged position at the event.
  • All team members must be present at the event, but they can leave the venue for some time to work on their projects elsewhere.
  • Projects may only be submitted in 1 track (Technical OR NonTechnical)

Idea Development

  • Teams are allowed to use an idea they had before the event.
  • Teams can work on ideas that have already been done.
  • Teams can work on an idea they have worked on before.
  • Teams can add new features to existing projects, but judges will only consider new functionality introduced or new features added during the hackathon in determining the winners.

Code Development

  • Teams can use libraries, frameworks, or open-source code in their projects.
  • Using previously developed code and open-sourcing it solely for the purpose of using it during the event is not allowed.
  • At least 40% of your project's codebase must be original (not generated by AI, not built using open sourced or code written before hackathon.
  • Teams must stop hacking once the time is up, but they are allowed to debug and make small fixes to their programs after time is up.

Submission

  • To be considered for final presentation and judging, teams must submit their projects to Devpost by 11:59 PM Wednesday.
    • However, once submitted, teams can continue working on their project until 11:00 AM Thursday to prepare for their demo and presentation.
  • Projects that violate the Code of Conduct are not allowed.

Disqualification

  • Teams can be disqualified from the competition at the organizers' discretion for breaking the Competition Rules, breaking the Code of Conduct, or other unsporting behavior.