The Hackaday Prize

Entry Specifics

You’re probably wondering what you’re actually supposed to build? We’ve been vague up to this point on purpose, because spouting specific categorization stifles creativity. We want you to Build the Future — not fit inside of a tiny box made of disqualifying restraints.

Before listing those few requirements you do need to meet, think on this: We were inspired by the examples from our last casual contest. We asked the community to build a project inspired by Science Fiction and we were overjoyed with what you came back with. The concepts for the projects are fantastic because the hackers weren’t constrained by a task to solve, or a price-point to hit. But almost every one of them could have been an entry for The Hackaday Prize.

Think BIG, don’t put yourself in a corner.

The only requirements you really have to
hit are quite simple:

Entry Specifics

Starting an entry:
Refine your entry as the build progresses:

Simple, huh?

Who Can Enter

Anyone over the age of 13 may enter this contest, but minors will need their parent’s consent to do so. Residents of these area are specifically excluded from entry: Italy, Quebec, Cuba, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, or any jurisdiction where the Prize would be restricted or prohibited by law.

Please read The Official Rules for comprehensive eligibility.

Basic Judging Criteria


The Hackaday Prize is open for entries beginning Monday, April 28th, 2014
All first round entries must be received by 11:50pm Pacific Time on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

General Admission - 04/28/2014 through 08/20/2014
The Contenders - 08/25/2014 through 10/13/2014
Final Five - 10/27/2014 through 11/10/2014

Read the Fine Print

Everything on this page is meant to be human readable. This boiled-down version is subject to change. So if you’re getting serious about winning The Hackaday Prize you simply must read The Official Rules.

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