Welcome to CUhackit, the largest hackathon in the state of South Carolina! If you've ever wanted to design, build, or code something new and amazing, this is the place for you. For more information about current and future events, check out our website: https://cuhack.it.


You MUST include the following:

  • All team member's full names (and what school they attend would be nice)
  • What prize category(-ies) you are submitting for (up to 3 excluding Wild Card). You will only be judged for the category(-ies) you submit to. If you do not submit to any category, you will not be judged and will win no prizes.
  • Provide a one-sentence summary of your project for the judges.

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Best Use of AWS

Pretty straightforward! We’re a big fan of AWS (in case you missed it, they’re our title sponsor!) and this is their category. The winner of this prize will be the team that best uses the AWS Cloud for their hack!

Hack for the People

The past few years have highlighted a lot of struggles many of us may not have noticed in the past. If we want to fight poverty, social injustice, climate change, or another big problem facing the world right now, we’re all going to have to work to make it happen. Whether solving a global societal issue or a problem much more close to home, if you spend your time at CUhackit making a project dedicated to helping others, this is your category.

Best Use of Data/API

Any team that uses an API or a dataset is eligible for this category! If you can make us astounded, confounded, or dumbfounded, you’ve got a great shot. The team that wins us this award will have used an API in their project and shown us the wow-factor they were able to achieve with it.

Wild Card

The "Wild Card" award celebrates the team with an exceptional and noteworthy hack that defies categorization. This award is designed to recognize the creativity, originality and impact of a hack that stands out in its own unique way.

Best Executed Hack

The "Best Executed Hack" award recognizes the team with the most polished and well-constructed solution. This category focuses on the technical excellence and attention to detail demonstrated in the development and implementation of the hack. This award will also examine your teamwork ability, creativity, and use of various technologies.

Most Creative Hack

The "Most Creative Hack" award honors the team with the most unique and imaginative solution, combined with a compelling presentation. This category celebrates bold thinking and recognizes those who not only come up with innovative ideas, but also effectively communicate them to others.

Best Hardware Hack

Does your hack use a piece of hardware creatively and effectively? Then this is the category for you! We are looking for a hack with an effective use of hardware that is integral to the success of the project!

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console ! Get started with $50 in free credit

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded backpack for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

Best Use of MATLAB

MATLAB and Simulink are computation tools used at more than 5,000 institutions worldwide. Use their software in your next hack to win some exclusive MathWorks swag including a MathWorks branded cinch bag, pair of socks, baseball cap, stylus pen & deck of cards! You can also claim a free MATLAB software license to get started.

Best Use of CockroachDB

Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for you and each of your team members. What's more, if you submit a verified project and are a US resident, we'll be sending you a free CockroachDB T-shirt while supplies last!

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Judging Criteria

  • Judging Criteria
    Please see the Descriptions under each Prize

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