The first-ever high school Hackathon at George Mason HS.

Ever wanted to build the next big thing? At the innaugural season of MasonHacks, George Mason High School's student hackathon, you might just be able to do so.

The event will run from 9AM to 8PM on May 19th, 2018.

There will be no cost for participants. We thank our incredibly generous sponsors (listed on the right) for their support of this event!

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$2,375 in prizes

First Prize All-Around

The creator of the best overall project will recieve $500 in hosting credit from our sponsor, DigitalOcean.

Second Prize All-Around

The second-place project all-around will win $250 worth of hosting credit from our sponsor DigitalOcean.

Third Prize All-Around

The creator of the third-best project all-around will win $125 in credit toward hosting on DigitalOcean servers.

Best Educational Project

Best Hardware Hack

Our sponsor is the maker of world-class IOT and home security devices. They depend on new talent in the hardware industry to continue developing their innovative products. As such, they'll be sponsoring an award for the best Hardware hack.

Community Award

We'll be giving out a prize for the best project relating to the immediate community.

Innovation Award

Best Beginner Project (2)

We'll be giving out prizes to the top two projects created by beginning hackers!

Complementary Participant Gifts (60)

Free .tech domain to top 10 projects (10)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Participants must be current High School students.

Teams of up to five may participate. Individual participation is also allowed.


Any code project (not in violation of the rules) is acceptable. There is no required theme for this event, although prizes will be awarded for projects fitting specific categories.

How to enter

Please sign up above beforehand. If you've already signed up on Eventbrite, you'll need to sign up here instead.


MasonHacks Volunteers

MasonHacks Volunteers

Judging Criteria

  • All-Around Best
  • All-Around Best (Second Place)
  • All-Around Best (Third Place)
  • Best Educational Project
    In the spirit of George Mason, we'll be giving out an award for the best educational hack.