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$133,080 in prizes
Moonshot Prize: 4 x Segway - G30Max Electric Kick Scooter
The craziest, most out-of-this-world project.
Most Technically Complex Hack: 4 x Mac Minis
The project built using the most technical skills.
Most Creative Hack: 4 x Sonos Roam
The project with the most innovative idea and deployment.
Best Hardware Hack: 4 x Monoprice Maker Select 3D Printer v2
Best hack that incorporates hardware.
Most Impactful Hack: 4 x Apple TV Wi-Fi + Ethernet (128 GB)
The largest social impact project.
Best Beginner Hack: 4 x Audio Technica MX50 Headphones
best hack made by a majority-beginner team. Beginners are hackers for whom TreeHacks is their first hackathon.
Healthcare GrandPrize: 4 x Apple Watch SE
Best healthcare project
Sustainability Grand Prize: 4 x Apeman M4 DLP Projector 1080P
Best sustainability project.
New Frontiers Grand Prize: 4 x Quest 2
Best project incorporating cutting edge tech.
Web 3.0 & Fintech Grand Prize: 4 x Airline Gift Card for Crypto Conference
Best Web 3.0 project.
Education Grand Prize: 4 x Nintendo Switch
Best education project.
Privacy & Safety Grand Prize: 4 x Mark VII + AC Tactical WiFi Pineapples
Best Privacy & Safety project.
Overall Leaderboard Winner: TreeHacks Engraved Airpods 3rd Gen
Most points tallied in leaderboard system.
Best Use of Estuary: 4 x iPad 10th Gen (1st Place) & 4 x Mechanical Gaming Keyboards (2nd Place)
This prize will go to the students who best demonstrate Estuary's use case and use creative ways to incorporate our API. The first place prize will be iPads and second place will be keyboards.
Best Use of Convex: 5 ft Massive Lego Eiffel Tower + 2m RC Airplane kit E-flite DRACO + Arduino Robot - Lynxmotion SQ3U
Full stack hack and no back-end? With Convex, easy. This prize goes to the team that makes the best use of the Convex platform to create a novel and compelling web or mobile multi-user app. Real-time or reactive elements are a plus. And since Convex developers are naturally among the best builders around, we figure it’s only right to throw a few more challenging and exciting builds at the winning team.
Best Natural Language Hack by Mem: 4 x AirPods Max (1st Place) & 4 x JBL Flip 6 (2nd Place) & 4 x Mini Projectors (3rd Place)
The project with the best application of natural language processing.
Best Use of InterSystems IntegratedML: $2000 (1st Place) & $1500 (2nd Place) & $1000 (3rd Place)
InterSystems is issuing a challenge to build the most interesting and innovative application using InterSystems IntegratedML -- in-database automated machine learning, the simplest way to create, deploy and use ML models to power next-generation intelligent applications. To qualify for the prize, your solution needs to use InterSystems IntegratedML. InterSystems will provide free access to cloud-hosted accounts and onsite mentors' support. You will be able to submit your project to one of the main tracks as well.
Best VALUENEX Radar Hack: 4 x $250 Amazon Card & 1 year VALUENEX Radar Membership
Best VALUENEX Radar Hack for the best VALUENEX Radar use case to show the world! Each winning team member will be awarded a $250 Amazon gift card and an annual VALUENEX Radar subscription.
Best Hack to Connect with Others Through Food by Otsuka VALUENEX: 4 x $500 DoorDash Card & $250 Spa Card
Best hack to connect with others through food” for the improvement of the world's wellbeing & happiness with food! The prize will be $500 DoorDash credit (treat yourself with good food) and $250 Spa experience during the busy school year (We'll make sure to look after your wellbeing as you help others!). Also, you will get a chance to further develop the idea with Otsuka & Valuenex through an amazing summer internship.
Best Web Frontend by Vercel: 4 x Vercel Swag Box
For the team that sweats the details. Every pixel of the UI has been polished and intentionally crafted. This award goes to the team who can merge the design and development worlds.
Best Drone Hack: Skydio 2+
Skydio 2+ does all the shooting so you can concentrate on the adventure at hand. Launch Skydio into the air and after just 27 minutes, you will have over 100,000 breathtaking 4K stills to choose from, export and share. And when you're ready to take your drone photography to the next level, Skydio Panorama Skills gives you live previews of massive horizontal, vertical and spherical images in up to 72 megapixels. This will be given to the best hack related to a drone.
Big Idea - Best Technology-Enabled Patient Safety Solution: $2000
We're in search of bold new thinking. This is an invitation to solve the problem of medical error that harms millions of U.S. patients, kills approximately 250,000 patients, and costs billions of dollars every year. We’re calling on TreeHacks teams to envision the best technology-enabled patient safety solution that has the potential to avert patient harm and save lives and will be awarding $2,000 to the top team. Your hack must align with one of the following five leading patient safety challenges facing health care across the continuum of care: Medication errors, procedural/surgical errors, errors during routine patient care (e.g. pressure ulcers, blood clots, falls), infections and diagnostic safety. We encourage teams to consider autonomous tech-enabled patient safety solutions – those that are able to take action with little or no human supervision – as well. Learn more about the problem and get access to resources to help your hack here.
Best Real-World Crypto Hack by Zetachain: 4 x Ledger Nano x
Build something using technologies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, ZetaChain that provides real utility for real people.
Best Omnichain Smart Contract Application by Zetachain: $2500
Build a useful application that spans multiple chains using ZetaChain’s smart contract and/or messaging
Most Cyberpunk Hardware Hack by Arduino: 4 x Arduino Machine Vision Bundle Kits
Our future is most definitely going to be a cyberpunk dystopia. Show us your best hack that interacts with the physical world. This could be a robotic arm controlled by A.I., a custom pentest gadget, taking control of a consumer product, or a matrix of blinking LEDs meant to distract the masses. The best physical hack takes home the prize!
Best Use of Aptos: $1000
This prize goes to the team that best uses Aptos to create an innovative social or gaming product / service on the blockchain or enables a better developer experience on Aptos!
Best Uses of NEAR Social: $1000 (1st & 2nd & 3rd Place)
This goes to the top 3 teams that implement NEAR Social the best. Whether it is indexing data from NEAR Social into your projects or building composable widgets directly on Near Social. Here are a few ideas: https://devgovgigs.near.social/
Best Chat App by You.com: $2000
The most innovative AI chat application
Best Use of the You.com Open Platform: $2000
Awarded to the team who creates the best You.com Open Platform Search app using the Developer Dashboard. Documentation and examples can be found at https://you.com/developers
Best Use of Drone Technology by Parrot: Anafi AI Drone
Parrot is the European leader in the drone industry building Nano drones (under 2 pounds). As drones continue to find applications in a wide range of verticals, such as, industrial inspections, defense, first responders and surveillance, there is a need for development of innovative and specific software mission or customize accessories relevant for different use case. we are therefore interested by what can be the drone technology of tomorrow, how such a technology would be operated and in which mission contexts. This includes Sphinx, the Parrot drone simulator to help developers test and evaluate their custom software, without any dependency on drone hardware. Various other tools, including SDKs, are also made available to support in faster development of complex and powerful drone missions. We hope that, through this event, the participants will get an opportunity to familiarize themselves with some of the challenging automation problems in the drone industry, build useful accessories used for drone inspection, explore various tools, and come up with interesting and exciting ideas to address these challenges.
Retool Hack Ninjas (Tentative): 4 x Ducky One 3 SF Pure White 65% Hotswap RGB Mechanical Keyboard
Build your hackathon project faster with the power of Retool, and get your project demo ready in no time. Retool is perfect for beginners or coding veterans alike to build your apps 10x faster than usual. We’re looking for cool apps that utilize Retool in their hack!
Best Payments Hack by Checkbook: $500
This prize will be awarded to the team that has the most interesting payments-based hack.
Best Implementation of Checkbook API: 4 x AirPod Pros
This prize will be awarded to the team that has the most interesting use-case of the Checkbook.io platform.
Best Startup by YCombinator: Real Interview for Y Combinator (No Expiration) & Dinner on Sunday with YC team
Given to the top performing teams in Y Combinator's challenge. These are the teams that we think are most likely to succeed at a startup.
Best Developer Tool by Warp: 4 x Xbox Series S
Best Developer Tool
Most Likely to Become a Business by Neo: Airfare + Accommodations for Summer Retreat with Neo
Airfare + accommodations for your team to visit a summer retreat with Neo scholars, startups, and veteran mentors.
Most Innovative Hack by Meta: 4 x Meta Swag - Backpack & Blankets & Sweatshirts & T-Shirts & Beanies
Most Innovative Hack
Best Use of Data Hack by HRT: 4 x Access to online HRT VIP Swag Store & $150 Amazon Gift Card
Effective use of data is important to the decisions we make at Hudson River Trading, and we’re always looking for innovative new ways to strategize with data. This prize will be awarded to the hack that best integrates the use of data into their project.
Best Hack Using Frontier Tech by Pear: $1000 & upto $100000 uncapped SAFE
For hackers using cutting-edge tech like Zero Knowledge Proofs, Federated Learning, or Quantum Computing, a chance to showcase your skills!
Best Hack for a Real World Use Case by Pear: $1000 & up to $100000 uncapped SAFE
For hackers looking to solve any real world problems with technology. You could be helping college students get food delivery, fighting misinformation online, or increasing opportunities to equal education. There’s no shortage of problems in the world that would benefit from even the simplest technology.
Best Hack using AI/ML by Pear: $1000 & up to $100000 uncapped SAFE
Beyond the buzzwords, we have the chance to change the way we interact with computers. We’re at the cusp of a brand new set of possibilities. For hackers looking to push the envelope here with their technical approach or application domain, this is the prize to win!
Replit's Choice Award: 3000 Replit Cycles + 3 mo of Hacker Subscription (1st Place) & 2000 Replit Cycles + 2 mo of Hacker Subscription (2nd Place) & 1000 Replit Cycles + 1 mo of Hacker Subscription (3rd Place)
This prize goes to the teams that the Replit team thinks made the coolest projects!
Wolfram Award: 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro per Member
Everyone on the top twelve teams with a max of 60 individuals.
Best Use of Supabase: 4 x Supabase Swag Pack
Award to the project that uses more Supabase features in the most creative way.
Best Use of Dolby.io: $1000 in GiftCards
Add high-quality audio & video experiences to your application using Dolby.io Real-time Communications and Streaming.
Best use of Palantir Foundry: $2000
Winning team will be showcased on Palantir social media accounts.
Palantir Foundry has been used to solve problems from disaster management to vaccine distribution and continuously pushes the boundaries of how data is used to tackle problems we have never encountered before. In this challenge we will be looking for the best use of Foundry to solve a real-world problem with meaningful impact.
Best Use of OpenAI Models: $2500 in API Credits
Capitalize on the various OpenAI models trained for implementation in your projects for a chance to win API Credits.
Highest Frequency Award by Cadence: 5 x True Wireless Earbuds
For the team that makes the best use of RF and microwave design workflows for high-frequency solutions.
Cotopaxi's Choice Award: 4 x Cotopaxi Allpa 28L Backpack with Dopp Kit & Cotopaxi Hat & MiiR x Cotopaxi Camping Mug
The Cotopaxi team will choose a team that is working on a project closely tied to Cotopaxi's values of sustainability and extreme poverty alleviation
Most Ethically Engaged Hack by Stanford Center for Ethics & Society: $1000
This prize awards the team that can best articulate the ethical tensions and potential hazards latent in their project and create innovative solutions for addressing them. Judging criteria for the prize can be found here: rb.gy/21wpus. Participants are encouraged to attend the Center for Ethics workshop on Saturday at 12:30pm to learn more. To be considered, participants must also include in their devpost submission a written narrative that explains what ethical considerations were most important when developing the project and how they were incorporated into their final product. You can see a previous winner here: https://devpost.com/software/soteria-58hg6m
Peak Modal: $1000/mo For Life in Modal Credits
Best project that’s hosted on Modal, or used Modal somewhere along the line for training or data processing.
Best use of Arduino Cloud/API: 4 x Arduino Make Your UNO Kit
Integrate the Arduino IoT Cloud in any way to qualify for this prize. Most interesting and creative implementation wins.
Checkbook Participation Prize: Google Mini for each member
For all teams that use the Checkbook API each member will receive a Google Mini
Best Startup by YC, Runner-Ups
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
We want hackers to create a project that makes you say “wow” and tell all your friends about it. We're looking for projects that think so far outside the box that you begin to wonder why there was a box at all in the first place.
In only 36 hours, hackers manage to build projects with remarkably complex infrastructures built on excitingly advanced frameworks. We hope to see projects that are really running some beautiful code or hardware under the hood.
We're looking for hacks that are the blueprints for change that will impact future generations in humanity's most pressing areas of concern in the coming years.