Check if your hackathon qualifies
Your hackathon should be free for all attendees and meet the following requirements:
Running this yearWe want to bring back high schooler-led events around the world, so we're only offering this grant for high school hackathons that take place this year (until December 31st).
This is not an annual program and has only been renewed until the end of this year.
Fully in-personHacking is a social activity, and we're supporting hackathons that bring hackers together IRL. We believe that fully IRL (not hybrid) events allow organisers to maximize the unique hackathon experience for attendees.
Your event must be at least 8 consecutive hours long to qualify for the grant.
Venue securedYou will need to provide a scan of an email, contract, or an MOU with your venue. Your scan should have the date of your hackathon and address, contact details, and the specific commitment of your venue.
If your venue is a school, attendance must not be limited to a specific school or club.
Handmade websiteWe believe the best hackathons embody the hacker spirit by building their own website. Complex or simple, beautiful or janky– build your own instead of using nontechnical tools like Wix or Devpost.
You will need to share a link to your website. Don't have a domain? HCB provides a free domain. Check out this guide on building hackathon websites or ask in Slack if you need help.
If you'd like to list us on your site (optional), you can use the logos found on the respective brand guides for Hack Club..
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