Team Rules

  • All members of your team must be accepted and registered as Hack the North 2022 participants.
  • Teams may have up to 4 members, all of whom must be in-person.
  • You may not be a part of more than one team.
  • A team can only submit one project.

New Project Stream Competition Rules

  • All code for your project must be written between 12:00 AM EST on Saturday, September 17, 2022, and 8:00 AM EST on Sunday, September 18, 2022.
  • You must submit your project at before 8:00am EST on Sunday, September 18 to be eligible to demo your project.
  • It is permitted and recommended to install any necessary software in advance.
  • It is permitted to plan your project out in advance.
  • It is permitted to 3D-print parts or prepare other structural components for hardware projects in advance.
  • Assembly of hardware projects in advance is not permitted.
  • Plagiarism is not tolerated and any teams with plagiarized work will be disqualified.
  • You may use any publically available libraries/packages/design assets.
  • Please code with integrity! Final interpretation of these rules (including all rules on this page) is at the sole discretion of the Organizers, and potential violations will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

Existing Stream Eligibility Rules

  • Existing stream projects cannot be submitted for any prizes and must indicate their stream on Devpost.

Submission Rules

  • Submissions may not be submitted to multiple hackathons.
  • Submissions must include all design assets and source code created at Hack the North (e.g. via a link to your GitHub repository).

Hack the North Judging Rules

  • You must go to your waiting room at your assigned time or your project will not be judged.
  • You will have 5 minutes to present once you're in the judging room. It is recommended that you leave time at the end for judges to ask questions and/or give feedback (at the discretion of the judges).
  • Your judging pitch should be focused on a live demo of the project, not a slideshow, product pitch, etc.

Sponsorship Judging Rules

  • All projects that opt-in to any sponsor prizes must indicate so on their devpost submission.
  • You may submit to multiple API prizes.

Finally, remember that your participation at the event is subject to the Hack the North Code of Conduct.