HackHershey 2019 will be Hershey High School’s second hackathon. Students all across Pennsylvania will come together to code their ideas into reality and compete for prizes!


All registered High school & Middle school students are eligible!  Teams of up to 4 students.


Make your project, submit your hack to Devpost and demo your project to a judge to show off what you built. You must demo and submit on Devpost in order to be eligible for prizes.

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$3,090 in prizes

1st Place

Each team member will receive an Insignia 40" LED HDTV

2nd Place

Each team member will receive a Echo Dot (3rd Gen) + Echo Subwoofer

3rd Place (2)

Each team member will receive a Google Stadia Premiere Edition Bundle

Best Health Hack

The best hack aimed at improving health or healthy habits. Each team member will receive a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Super Smash Bros. Tournament

The winner of the Super Smash Bros. tournament will win a pair of Airpods Pro

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Cybersecurity Team

Cybersecurity Team
The Hershey Company

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?

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