Rules are subject to change. Rules will be finalized by the start of BitHacks.
Abide by the MLH Code of Conduct
Everyone must sign up with a Taikai account (NOT one person per team). We will send an email to all participants containing information to sign up before the event begins.
Must currently be a student in high school or an undergraduate program.
If you are a special case, please contact us at [email protected] (for example, if you are between the age of 19 and 22, and are neither in high school, nor in an undergraduate program).
Can work as an individual or with up to 3 more teammates (up to 4 people total, including you)
Teams that include a combination of both high school and undergraduate students cannot compete in these categories: Best High School Hack and Best Undergraduate Hack.
The project should have the ability to solve a social problem.
Artificial Intelligence (machine learning, NLP, speech processing, etc.) must be used as the base of the project (in other words, the main part of the project).
Both software and hardware projects will be accepted.
Each team can submit their project for only one category
Teams containing both high school and undergraduate students can only apply for the Main prize
All teams are eligible for this category. The overall winner and the 2nd through 6th place teams of this category will receive prizes.
Best Undergraduate Hack:
Teams that are composed of only undergraduate students are eligible for this category. The overall winner of this category will receive a prize. Team members must be 18+ years of age in order to receive the prize associated with this category.
Best High School Hack:
Teams that are composed of only high school students are eligible for this category. The overall winner of this category will receive a prize. The overall winner of this category will receive prizes.
Best AR/VR Hack powered by echoAR:
All teams are eligible for this category, but only projects that use the echoAR platform will be considered. echoAR is giving all teams free business-tier access to their platform. Projects will be assessed and winners will be chosen by the CEO and CTO of echoAR. If teams need help using this platform, real-time support will be provided through their Slack channel.