With a big focus on sustainability, Hack The Earth gives an opportunity for students to take matters into their own hands and protect their home with technology. On June 4-6, join 250+ university and high school students virtually for a weekend of learning, creation, and innovation.

Don't know anything about the environment or programming? Don't worry! Hack the Earth has many interesting presentations and workshops in addition to a team of experienced mentors. Whether you're a seasoned hackathon pro or a complete beginner, Hack the Earth has something for you. We're excited to see you there!

Let’s Hack the Earth.

Learn more at https://hacktheearth.ca

 

 

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Prizes

$CAD3,300 in prizes

First Place

In addition to a track prize:
- Virtual private meeting with Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change: The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson.

Track: Best Oceans Hack

For each team member:
- Thermally Insulated Waterbottle
- One year Wolfram|One Personal and Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Track: Best Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hack

For each team member:
- Apple Airtag/Tile
- One year Wolfram|One Personal and Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Track: Best Natural Resources Hack

For each team member:
- Bonsai Tree Growing Kit
- Book
- One year Wolfram|One Personal and Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Track: Best Waste Hack

For each team member:
- In-ear monitors
- One year Wolfram|One Personal and Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Track: Best Education/Awareness Hack

For each team member:
- Hue HD Pro Camera
- Mechanical Pencil

Track: Best Public Health Hack

For each team member:
- Fire TV Stick Lite
- One year Wolfram|One Personal and Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Apply Digital Data-First Award

This award will be given to the team that incorporates data-first approaches into their work by leveraging data effectively to enable efficient decision-making.
For each team member (up to 4):
- $200 Amazon Digital Gift Card

Best Hardware Hack

For each team member:
- Raspberry Pi Zero W Kit

Best Beginner Hack

For each team member:
- Google Nest Mini

Hacker's Choice Prize

For each team member:
- $25 Gift Card

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participants: Hack the Earth welcomes any university students, highschool students, and graduates who have graduated within the last 12 months.

Team Sizes: Teams of 1-4 are elligible to participate. You'll be able to find or complete your team during the event!

Countries: Submissions not from North America may be inelligible for certain prizes due to shipping.

 

 
      

Requirements

In your submission include:

  • Video demo of your hack. Keep it under 3 minutes. (Required)
  • A link to a public GitHub repository with a README.md with instructions for using your code. (Recommended)

Judges

Shitangshu Roy

Shitangshu Roy

Janice Moore

Janice Moore

Natalie Wennyk

Natalie Wennyk

Artur Shaikhutdinov

Artur Shaikhutdinov

Alexey Shepelev

Alexey Shepelev

Levi Moore
Outdoor and Environment Specialist | WRDSB

Roman Storozhenko
embedded developer | Zorachka Inc.

Raghav Poddar

Raghav Poddar
CEO | Forward Kitchens

Mathieu Bellemare

Mathieu Bellemare
Product Lead Design | Apply Digital

Lauren Milne

Lauren Milne
Head of Strategy, East | Apply Digital

Judging Criteria

  • Problem Definition and Solution Fit
    How precise and relevant is the defined problem? How interesting or difficult to resolve is the problem being challenged? How effective is the solution at tackling the problem?
  • Impact and Innovation
    How impactful is the project? Is the project fresh or unique? Is it something that exists but with a new twist?
  • Viability
    Would this project be used in the real world? Is the project sustainable and/or scalable?
  • Project Implementation
    Is the project well-made and polished? How usable is the implementation? How technically challenging is the project? Were the right tools and technologies chosen for the task at hand?

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