The Imagination Hackathon
We are Melbourne's premier student hackathon - run for students, by students from WIRED Monash.
Teams have 24 hours to design and build something awesome. It can be anything - a website, a mobile application, a video game, or even something hardware. The important thing is that it needs to work when it is presented to the judges.
Whether you are an avid programmer or a first-time hacker, UNIHACK welcomes everyone, regardless of skill level. You will have the opportunity to build, collaborate and learn from your fellow hackers and mentors at the event. The event will also have a number of tech talks throughout to help participants learn new or extend their existing skills.
UNIHACK is organised by WIRED Monash, the IT student society at Monash University Clayton.
$8,753 in prizes
$4000 in cash
A VIP Experience to Future Assembly (thanks to Red Bull)
$10,000 worth of free processing from Pin Payments
$1000 voucher to any of Academy XI's courses (VR, AR, UX, Service Design, Growth Marketing) for each member
Free one-year personal annual license to a JetBrains IDE/tool1
Free membership to Startup Victoria for each member
A Google Home for each member
$2000 in cash
1 free spot to any of Academy XI's courses (VR, AR, UX, Service Design, Growth Marketing)
A JBL Go for each member
$1000 in cash
Adobe Creative Cloud for each member
MOST CREATIVE IDEA
A Raspberry Pi 3 Game Pack for each member
BEST USE OF ACCENTURE API
Sponsored by Accenture
A GoPro HERO for each member
BEST INDUSTRIAL IOT HACK
Sponsored by Bosch
A heated Bosch jacket for each member
BEST MOBILE EXPERIENCE
Sponsored by IttyBittyApps
Apple Airpods for each member
COMPLEX CHALLENGE AWARD (2)
Sponsored by Optiver
1. Optiver Playing cards and T-shirts
2. $50 Melbourne Central voucher for each member
Sponsored by Xero
Xero Drink Bottle and $80 JB Hi-Fi Gift Card for each member
BEST SOCIAL MEDIA PRIZE
Nintendo Switch Notebook and cap
Poop emoji balloon
Gold chain bling
2 Fidget Spinnes
RAFFLE PRIZE - SONIQ
Raffle prize for Tech Talk attendance
RAFFLE PRIZE - DRONES
1. Parrot Jumping Sumo Drone
2. Parrot Rolling Spider Drone
RAFFLE PRIZE - SLANKETS (2)
1. Red Slanket
2. Blue Slanket
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
1. Teams can have up to six people.
2. Each member of a team must be a student studying at an undergraduate, honours, or postgraduate course at an accredited university or TAFE college in Australia or New Zealand.
3. Teams cannot have remote participants.
4. Melbourne only: teams must have a minimum number of four people. Teams with two or three people will be asked to merge. The Organisers reserve the right to relax this restriction at their discretion.
In addition to details about your project and how you built it, you must also provide the following:
- A list of all third-party material and APIs, including anything that was purchased.
- A link to your repository (as per Section 2.3 of the rules)
- Images and/or screenshots of your project
If you have created a web app, you are free to submit a link to a live working copy of your project with your submission. However, this is optional and not required.
You must also fill in the required fields with your DevPost submission to help us speed up the judging process. The information you provide will be used to create summary cards for the judges, allowing you to focus on the more important things during your pitch.
You are encouraged to produce a video demonstration of your project. However, this is optional and not required.
This video must be a no-frills video - that is, no fancy graphics and animations - and does not exceed two minutes. We highly encourage you use your iPhone or Android smartphone to record the video.
We also strongly encourage you keep the video up after the event. This will help us for marketing and promotion of future UNIHACK competitions.
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Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/web/IoT solution? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
POLISH AND DESIGN
Is the hack usable in its current state? Does it work as the creators say? Is the user experience smooth? Is it well designed for the target audience? Our judges will want to see and use your prototype - so make sure it works!
Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there any technical challenges to surmount when building it?
Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfil a real need that the community, the broader society or the target audience has? You do not need to prepare a business plan, but you should at least identify who is your target audience.