The Impact Innovation Challenge hackathon, a multi-week hackathon from January 18th to Feburary 12th hosted by students from the University of Washington, Seattle, offers college students an opportunity to create meaningful, technical projects around health and accessibility. To see information about the schedule of the hackathon or to learn more about Impact++, please refer to here.

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Prizes

$400 in prizes

Amazon Gift Card (2)

Each member of the winning team will be rewarded with a $200 Amazon gift card.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Please present a YouTube video (max. length is 5 minutes) that includes a demonstration of your project along with the following information:

  • Your Idea:

    • Relevance of idea to chosen track

    • How well the idea solves a specified problem within the track (we would tell our participants to specify the problem that their project aims to solve)

    • Creativity, originality, and feasibility of the idea

  • Your Impact Plan:
    • Research: into whether similar solutions exist and how well the solution differs from competitors

    • Reach: how it would be integrated into society and how many people would be able to benefit

    • Practicality: finance, logistics, aspects

Judges

Impact Innovation Challenge Team

Impact Innovation Challenge Team

Judging Criteria

  • Impact Plan
    Demonstrate research of whether similar solutions exist and how well the solution differs from competitors. Also explain how it would be integrated into society and how many people would benefit. Show practicality (finance, logistics, and aspects).
  • Idea
    Demonstrate relevance of creative, original, feasible idea to chosen track and show how well the idea solves a specified problem within the track within project submission.
  • Prototype
    Show technical complexity, thoroughness of implementation, and use of tools and open data sources available.

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