Our goal with HackVH is to inspire the next generation of technology and computer science leaders across the country to create applications, products, and services that will better our world. Projects must follow a theme that will be released when the hackathon starts. We will have many fun activites, beginner friendly workshops, and awesome prizes! Visit https://hackvh.github.io/ to register and learn more about our hackathon.


We welcome any high school student to attend. Unfortunately, college or middle school students are not eligible. If you live outside of the U.S, we might be unable to ship physical prizes or swag to you. 

Teams may be up to four members; individuals may join to find teammates.



A 3-minute video showcasing your app. It must be published on Youtube or another video streaming platform. Make sure that the judges are able to view your submission (Public or Unlisted).

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$12,215 in prizes

Best Overall (3)

1st Place - $1100
2nd Place - $700
3rd Place - $500

Best EchoAR

$50 Amazon gift card (for the team) + 1 month free Business Tier access (per team member)

Best Beginner (3)

1st - $400
2nd - $200
3rd - $100

Best Illinois Team (2)

1st - $450
2nd - $150 and 4 Abbott Robot kits + Sling Bags

Honorable Mention (5)

A year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Rohan Dasika

Rohan Dasika
Software Engineer - Qualcomm

Aditya Pratipathi

Aditya Pratipathi
Product Manager - Amazon

Jasper Wan

Jasper Wan

Anand Setty

Anand Setty
President - C4ITA

Alon Grinshpoon
CEO - EchoAR

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How creative is the idea of the product on a scale from something thats been done many times before to a completely novel genius idea
  • Execution
    How well polished and finished is the product
  • Viability of Product
    Can this product be released into the real world today with no problems?
  • Theme Adherence
    How well your project follows the theme (released on April 16)
  • Presentation
    Coherence and understandability of presentation and speaking of hackers.

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