Hackathons for Schools Student Summer Sprint

For the Student Summer Sprint programme, you’ll be working in teams to build a technical project. Think of this as an invention marathon - we want you to be as creative as you like! Make sure you check the digital workbook for all the information you need to know about the project, which is available here: summer.hackathonsforschools.com/workbook

Themes

Upskilling

Your project could enable users to learn a new skill - like a language, making art, or how to play an instrument. This includes increasing a user’s knowledge about a specific subject. 

Sustainability

Your project may aim to benefit future generations as well as your own. This includes tackling current social, economic or environmental problems. For example, a tool that connects people of different generations or something that helps young people search for work experience.

Revamp your Routine

Your project could try to make the mundane tasks we have to do daily more exciting. You might make a chatbot to reply to emails, something to make your commute to school more exciting or an alarm clock that actually wakes you up in the morning.

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Prizes

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Community Choice Award

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Your project must follow our theme!

Judges

Lauren Alie

Lauren Alie
H4S

Valeria Popescu

Valeria Popescu
H4S

Rob Hallam

Rob Hallam
H4S

Judging Criteria

  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
  • Creativity
    Did you add your own unique twist to it? What makes your project different to everyone else's?
  • Adhere to Theme
    Does the project adhere to the theme? How related to the theme is it?
  • Teamwork
    How well did you work as a team? Did you split the tasks up and help each other?
  • Presentation
    Perform a live demonstration of your project during the Presentations. Explain who built what, what challenges you came across and how you overcame them.