CalgaryHacks 2023 is open only to students and recent grads of Canadian institutions. This includes: high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. A group cannot be comprised of more than half graduate students, graduate students may not compete alone. A group has a maximum of 5 students. Recent grads are eligible to compete if their gradaution date was sometime in 2022.

Dates and Times

CalgaryHacks 2023 will take place Feb 18-19, 2023. Registration will be open until 10:00am Saturday February 18th or until the event is full. Participants will have between Saturday Feb 18th at 11:30am to Sunday Feb 19th at 11:30am to develop their submission. Late submissions may not be judged and thus not be eligible for prizing. Winners will be announced between Sunday Feb 19th 5:45pm - 6:30pm. Participants will be judged live 1pm – 4:15pm Sunday February 19th.

Submission Rights & Display

Group members of some winning projects may optionally present a demo during the closing ceremonies. We also reserve the right to use submitted materials to promote CalgaryHacks in the future.

Prizes & Winner Selection

To be elligible for prizes, you must attend in person judging from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday in ICT 102. For the main prizing pools (Tier 1 / Tier 2) the winners will be evaluated using the judging criteria stated on Devpost. A group found to be violating any rules outlined might be removed from the competition and ineligible for prizing.

Referral Contest

By referring a friend to sign up for CalgaryHacks you will be entered into a draw to win one of the 3 Amazon gift cards: one $128, one $64, one $32. You will be entered into the draw if the person you refer provides the same email you used to register in the "Referral Contest" field. Both you and the referral must participate to be eligible. You cannot enter your own emai as a valid referral. You must refer a new person to the competition to be eligible for the draw.

Code Reuse

Groups may reuse previously written code snippets or other open source code while developing their project. 
However, the project in the whole must be developed within the 24 hours of the competition.

Prize Payment
Please allow for upto 2 weeks after the event to receive prizes.