Welcome to EnactusHacks.

Imagine a case competition, coding event, and social activism think-tank all mashed together with free food, recruitment opportunities, and tons of prizes.

That's us.

EnactusHacks is a socially-driven, innovation focused hackathon designed for people of all backgrounds. Each project has two components: a technical demo, and a feasibility presentation. The intention is simple: build a solution to change the world, that will actually work.

This is a virtual 24-hour competition where you'll be work closely with a diverse team from various backgrounds. If you don't have a team, we will happily find some awesome new people for you to meet and work with.

Great work deserves to be rewarded. That's why we have over $5,000 on the table for our winners.

 

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Prizes

$5,320 in prizes

1st Place

First place - $1,500

2nd Place

Second Place - $1,000

3rd Place

Third Place - $500

Finalist

Finalist - $100 Amazon Gift Card per person on the team

Best of COVID-19

Covid-19 has affected us all. Building something to help us through these unprecedented times is truly admirable work. Take one of our prizes home by doing the best job of making this pandemic suck even a little bit less.

Prize: ONE OF: Razer Kraken Gamer Headset, Tile Mate (4-pack), or All New Amazon Alexa Echo Dot + WEMO Smart Plug

Best of Underrepresented Group

There are approximately 7.8 billion people in this world, and every single one of them are important, no matter who they are or where they come from. Win this prize for supporting underrepresented groups through your solution.

Prize: ONE OF: Razer Kraken Gamer Headset, Tile Mate (4-pack), or All New Amazon Alexa Echo Dot + WEMO Smart Plug

Best of Eco-Living

Sustainability is key to the future of our planet. Coming up with a solution with the Earth’s future in mind is very important. This prize goes to the group that most successfully incorporates eco-living into their project and will be rewarded by an eco-friendly prize.

Prize: ONE OF: Razer Kraken Gamer Headset, Tile Mate (4-pack), or All New Amazon Alexa Echo Dot + WEMO Smart Plug

Best of Mental Health

Mental health is important to everyone. It is important that we come together to help tackle this issue. This prize is for the team that incorporates mental health into their solution!

Prize: ONE OF: Razer Kraken Gamer Headset, Tile Mate (4-pack), or All New Amazon Alexa Echo Dot + WEMO Smart Plug

Best Use of a Workshop Concept

Are you an active learner? EnactusHacks celebrates that. Our best use of workshop concepts will reward the team who best implements an idea from a workshop.

Prize: Ivey Swag Pack (ONE OF THE FOLLOWING BUNDLES: Ivey Duffle Bag, Ivey Thermos + leather notebook + pen, or Ivey Corkcicle Bottle

Best Pitch

Put your presentation skills to the test. Be innovative, creative, and put your passion for your projects on full display. Find out what the judges think with the best pitch award.

Prize: Ivey Swag Pack (ONE OF THE FOLLOWING BUNDLES: Ivey Duffle Bag, Ivey Thermos + leather notebook + pen, or Ivey Corkcicle Bottle

Best Technical Implementation

Calling all master coders: this prize is for you. Show off your technical decision making skills to take home the best technical implementation award.

Prize: Ivey Swag Pack (ONE OF THE FOLLOWING BUNDLES: Ivey Duffle Bag, Ivey Thermos + leather notebook + pen, or Ivey Corkcicle Bottle

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participants: Any college/university undergraduate student can apply to EnactusHacks.

Teams: Must be composed of students from both STEM (e.g. computer science) and non-STEM (e.g. social science) backgrounds.

Requirements

Your devpost submission should contain more in-depth details of your presentation and cover all topics listed on the rubric (other than professionalism and live demo) in as much or more detail than in your presentation. A full version of the rubric will be made available to you on the day of the event. It is expected that each rubric item be a header in your submission (e.g. if the rubric section is called "Efficiency", you should have a heading called "Efficiency").

The devpost submission should also include information about the workshop concepts that you used in your presentation. Be descriptive as this section will be scored.

You may include external links, though simply linking your powerpoint presentation will not count as a full written submission.

The written submission will not be directly scored, but it will be used for a tiebreaker in case if judges cannot decide which project should move forward, or if a tied score occurs in the final round. In this case, the written submissions will be evaluated by judges or, if unavailable, organizers. The written submission will be the only metric used in evaluating the Best use of Workshop Concept category, and this will be evaluated by an organizer that has not assisted any competitors with their project contents.

Judges

Mazen Ale

Mazen Ale
Wordstrides Explorica

Katherine Zdanowski

Katherine Zdanowski
Deloitte Digital

Ed Gray

Ed Gray
Western Ivey

Wayne Mohan

Wayne Mohan
RBC

Jordan DeSumma

Jordan DeSumma
RBC

Adam Rice

Adam Rice
LoanConnect

Kaitlyn Oh

Kaitlyn Oh
Western Ivey

Andrew Kanapatski

Andrew Kanapatski
Kira Systems

Darren Meister

Darren Meister
Western Ivey

Elliot Lam

Elliot Lam
Global Spark

Casey Milone

Casey Milone
Milone&Co

Judging Criteria

  • Feasibility - Execution Plan
    Give a plan and timeline of how and when this would go from idea to product.
  • Feasibility - Financial
    Give a financial projection for the short and long term.
  • Feasibility - Market Strategy
    Determine the required strategy to succeed in the market.
  • Social Impact
    Identify an issue and show how their idea is a reasonable solution, or support, for a problem related to one of the following categories: COVID-19, Supporting underrepresented groups, Eco-Living , Mental Health.
  • Tech Implementation - User Experience Design
    Ensure you utilize design philosophies to curate a product that is easy to use for consumers.
  • Tech Implementation - Proof of Concept
    Have you proven that your idea is technically feasible and implementable?
  • Pitch - Professionalism
    Was your presentation conducted in a professional manner?
  • Tech Implementation - Technical Decision Making
    Did you choose the correct technologies for the task? Do you have a feasible implementation plan?

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