StarHacks is an all-female identifying and nonbinary high school hackathon. It is an overnight virtual coding event where attendees of all different coding backgrounds work to build a project addressing a real-world issue (this year's theme is mental health).

Our mission is to provide a safe and empowering space for gender minorities in technology to explore coding, regardless of experience. We strive to encourage them to pursue technology and computing, a largely male-dominated field, making us one step closer to closing the gender gap.

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Prizes

$1,300 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

Each member of the team has the choice of:

Amazon Echo Dot OR
$50 to charity of choice OR
$50 Amazon Gift Card

Up to a maximum of 4 team members.

Organizer’s Choice

Each member of the team has the choice of:

Glossier the Core Lip Collection Set OR
$50 to charity of choice OR
$50 Amazon Gift Card

Up to a maximum of 4 team members.

Most Theme-Adherent Hack (Mental Health)

Each member of the team has the choice of:

Essential Oil Diffuser OR
$25 to charity of choice OR
$25 Amazon Gift Card

Up to a maximum of 4 team members.

Most Creative Hack

Each member of the team has the choice of:
18 Count Mildliners and Rocketbook Eco-Friendly Erasable Notebook OR
$50 to charity of choice OR
$50 Amazon Gift Card

Up to a maximum of 4 team members.

Best App

Each member of the team has the choice of:

$50 to Apple App Store/Google Play Store
$50 to charity of choice
$50 Amazon Gift Card

Up to a maximum of 4 team members.

Best Web App with Qoom

1-year Pro Plan + free domain name + $10 Amazon/person ($150 value/person).

Up to a maximum of 4 team members.

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Eligibility

Eligibility
  • Participants: Anyone in high school or university that identifies as female or non-binary.
  • Countries: Worldwide.

Judges

Avighna

Avighna
StarHacks Lead Director

Judging Criteria

  • CREATIVITY
    - Did this hack do something new or take a new approach to an old problem? How original is the concept of the hack?
  • EXECUTION
    - Is the hack usable? Does it run smoothly and do all of its features work? How well-designed is the hack?
  • PRACTICALITY
    - How practical or useful is this hack? Does it fulfil a real-world need?
  • PRESENTATION
    - How well was this hack presented? Did the presentation explain the concept behind the hack well and make the hack more compelling?
  • ADHERENCE TO THEME
    - StarHacks 2021's theme is mental health. How well did this hack adhere to StarHacks' theme?

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