hackPHS is a student organized hackathon that will be held at Princeton High School, New Jersey, all day on December 2, 2017, as a part of Major League Hacking (MLH) Local Hack Day. We want to bring together people in the Princeton community interested in building awesome things with technology, and provide them with the free food, electricity, and motivation to create something fresh and exciting in under 12 hours.

For more information see hackphs.com


We will accept high school students only, individually or in teams of up to 4 members. Follow the instructions in the "How to Enter" section on how to apply. You must have attended and hacked in person at hackPHS in order to be eligible to make a submission.


Make your project at hackPHS, demo it to the judges, and submit it on DevPost. You must have both demoed in person and submitted on Devpost to be eligible for prizes.

Hackathon Sponsors


$610 in prizes

Best Overall

Arduino Starter Kits - possible additional prizes TBA

Best Web/Mobile App

Micro Drones - possible additional prizes TBA

Best Use of A dotTECH Domain

$100 Amazon giftcards

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

hackPHS registrations are conducted via the myMLH system. To register, follow one of the registration links and fill out the necessary details. You may receive a confirmation email from MLH and hackPHS will show up in your myMLH account under My Profile -> Authorized Apps.

If it turns out you really cannot attend please unregister from the event through myMLH. We don't anticipate going over our attendance limit, but unfortunately space is limited to 50 people, and in the event that we cannot take everyone we will accept only the first 50 people to register. Acceptance emails will be sent out a week before the competition - if you are accepted please do your best to show up at the event.


Experienced Hackathoners

Experienced Hackathoners
hackPHS organizers with experience competing in hackathons

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Is your idea new and interesting? Does it take an innovative approach or solve problems in a novel way?
  • Technical Difficulty
    How hard was your project to make? Did it involve a great deal of complicated math, or the use of difficult to work with but cutting edge technologies?
  • Usefulness
    How important of a problem did you tackle? What kind of impact would your project have on the lives of others?
  • Usability
    Was your project well-designed? Does it function as intended without major bugs, and is it intuitive for other people to use?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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