Team Rules

  • All members of your team must be accepted and registered as Hack the North 2020++ participants.
  • Teams may have up to 4 members in total.
  • You may not be a part of more than one team.

Project Rules

  • All code for your project must be written between 11:00 PM EST on Friday, January 15, 2021, and 11:00 AM EST on Sunday, January 17, 2021.
  • It is permitted and recommended to install any necessary software and plan out the project in advance.
  • 3D-printing parts or preparing other structural components for hardware projects in advance is also permitted.
  • Assembly of hardware projects in advance is not permitted.
  • Plagiarism is not tolerated and any teams with plagiarized work will be disqualified.
  • You may not submit a project that was started before the hackathon.
  • You may use any publically available libraries/packages.
  • 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. 

Submission Rules

  • You must submit your project to before 10:00 AM EST on Sunday, January 17, 2021, to be eligible to present your project. 
  • You are strongly recommended to submit a pre-recorded pitch video with your submission, but not strictly required.
  • This video pitch will be used as a backup in case there are any technical difficulties when presenting your project for judging. It is also mandatory for sponsor prizes.
  • 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 submit to both Devpost AND Discord where each member of your team uses the !submit <Devpost Link> in #submit-your-project before your scheduled time
  • All team members must be verified on Discord.
  • You must go to your waiting room at your assigned time or your project will not be judged.
  • During demo time, hackers have the option of pitching live or playing a pre-recorded video, however, this pitch—regardless of form—may not exceed 3 minutes in length.
  • All participants are subject to the Hack the North Code of Conduct.
  • 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 include a pre-recorded pitch video within the Devpost submission. If you do not include a video, your project will NOT be considered for sponsor prizes.
  • All pitching members must be registered on Hopin.
  • For any live sponsorship judging, you must sign up for a time slot that does not conflict with your assigned Hack the North judging time slot.
  • Teams must join their API prize’s respective Discord channel.
  • You may submit to multiple API prizes.

Event Terms and Conditions

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