• 17 February - 18 February 2023


  • Must be a University Student
  • Must demo submission in-person at CU Boulder

Project and Submission Requirements

As long as the project is submitted by the deadline, there are no submission requirements for the main competition tracks. Projects do not need to be complete and are expected to be anywhere in the prototyping phase. Participants are expected to demo/present their projects to the judges after submission and the presentation will be factored into the judging process.

While T9Hacks accepts projects with prior work done, we ask that you clearly document the work that was done before the hackathon and what work was completed within the 24 hours of the hackathon. There should be evidence of a substantial difference between the work done before and the work done during the hackathon.

  • To be considered for the SciTec Award, your project must use C++ or Python.
  • To be considered for the Plex Award, your project must use the Plex Personal Media Library.
  • To be considered for the Best Beginner Hack Award, this must be your first hackathon experience.



Main Competiton Prizes

  • Best of Game Track - Keychron K2 Hotswappable Keyboard (Blue or Brown Switches)
  • Best of Community Track - $100 Best Buy Gift Cards
  • Best of Color Track - Topo Designs Rover Pack (variable colors)

Secondary Awards

  • SciTec Award - $100 cash prize to each member of the winning participant/group, $25 to each member of the runner up participant/group.
  • Best Beginner Hack - Soundcore Flare Mini Bluetooth Speakers by Anker
  • Best Use of Theme: Space - Full Size Fleece Purple Nebula Galaxy Throw Blankets
  • Organizer's Choice - Hydro Flask Lightweight Wide-Mouth 24 fl. oz. Water Bottles


Judging Criteria

All projects will be judged based on the following criteria:

Innovation: Is there a new innovation? Is the creation part important? Has there been enough research into similar projects?

Academic quality: Has the reading of relevant academic materials been conducted? Were the correct research methods used? Are the conclusions clear? Are the limitations of the project given?

Feasibility: Does the project proposal really solve the problem? Can it be replicated in a sustainable way?

Social Impact: Is the problem the project is trying to solve important? Will it have a positive impact on the world?

Quality of results: Do the project results reflect good professional skills?

Demonstration and defense: Are the project contents and results clearly described? Were the judges' questions reasonably answered?

Level of enjoyment: Are all team members satisfied with the project results? Did they enjoy themselves during the event?


Code of Conduct

All hackers are held to the CU Boulder Student Code of Conduct. T9Hacks does not tolorate any discriminatory or bullying behaviors and expects hackers to uphold a level of professionalism. Any violations of the code of conduct with result in immediate expulsion from this year's hackathon and all future hackathons run by T9Hacks.