The Envirothon is an environmental-themed high school hackathon that will enable anyone to have a jump start at their technology and STEM career. No coding experience is required to be able to participate in our hackathon.

Envirothon is a hackathon that encourages and empowers all high school and post-secondary students from different backgrounds to immerse themselves in the field of tech. The Youthopeian Envirothon in collaboration with Sci2foundation and You are the Change is a 48 hour hackathon (From September 17 8 P.M EST to September 19 11:59 PM EST) where we will equip you with everything you need to participate in our hackathon. However, we start accepting submissions from September 1st. Regardless of your past hackathon experience, we and our mentors are here to make your ideas a reality. We can’t wait to see the exciting new solutions you come up with since the possibilities are endless. 

In addition, throughout the hackathon, we will be having workshops and mentors to help you throughout the hackathon. Plus some awesome trivia games where you can win even more prizes!

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned hacker, The Envirothon is a great way to share your ideas, advance your career, and maybe even win some awesome prizes!

Further details will be sent to each participant in a welcome package after the registration process is completed.

In addition, The Envirothon will be holding a fundraising raffle for a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a green school in Africa. Entering the raffle might give you a chance to win $25 USD plus a certificate to all participants of the raffle mentioning they helped fundriaser a school in Africa. This could be very helpful for resumes, university/college applications, scholarships etc! All funds will be donated to the organization. More information will be given to the participants after the registration process is complete. 

If you would like to donate and enter our raffle, please check out our Discord for further information on entry and raffle ticket prices. Since we are still setting up our GoFundme, we are using a separate one from one of our partnerships. However, all proceeds will be sent to Green Schools Green Future, an organization that builds schools in Africa. Enter today! https://gofund.me/fb7c8eb7

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Prizes

$42,634 in prizes

1st Place Pitch

-The winning team showcase a unique innovative pitch to a solution to a real problem.
-They have a well-organized and structured presentation with possible implementation of the idea while the business value is ideal.
- Jetbrains 3 free annual Personal subscriptions; winners will be able to get an IDE of their choice ($249 each)
-The team will receive a financial award of $300 USD.

2nd Place Pitch

-The 2nd place winning team showcase a pitch with a new approach to improving the environment.
-They have a well-arranged presentation with a functional design of the idea while possessing an acceptable business value.
- 4 free codes from Egghead ($250 each)
-The team will receive a financial award of $200 USD.

3rd Place Pitch

-The 3rd place winning team demonstrated a pitch with a combination of pre-existing ideas to improve the environment.
-They have a competently managed presentation with relevant design solution of the idea while maintaining satisfactory business value.
- - 4 free codes from Egghead ($250 each)
-The team will receive a financial award of $100 USD.

Best Research paper

-The best research paper winning team showcase a well-written, properly structured research paper that met all requirements and is free of plagiarism. Their paper demonstrated thorough research supporting their idea with credible and verified sources.
- 2 free codes from Egghead ($250 each)
-The team will receive a financial award of $75 USD.

Best Beginner Hack

- $50 USD in cash
- One year Essentials account from Streamyard ($468 value)

Best Presentation

-The best presentation winning team showcase concise and engaging presentation while being aesthetically pleasing to the audience.
- 1Password Families membership 1 year free ($4.99 worth)
-The team will receive a financial award of $25 USD.

Best Web App with Qoom challenge

- Winners get featured in Qoom Project Gallery and 1-year Pro Package plan. (Teams must use the Qoom platform to be eligible for this prize.)
- $140 value

Wolfram Award for top 10 teams (10)

- his award is for a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro ($375 value for each team)

Imagicharm

- Every person who attends the imagicharm workshop will be eligible to receive this prize. It is mandatory to attend the imagilabs workshop to be able to win.($95 value each)

Script Foundation (All Participants)

- 90% Discount Coupons for all live courses for all participants ($60 value each)

echoAR (All Participants)

- Premium tier access of services for all participants ($150 value each)

Qoom (All Participants)

- 3-month Starter Plan for all participants ($20 value each)

Balsamiq Cloud (All Participants)

- 90-day extended trial promo code for each participants ($90 value each)

Wolfram (All Participants)

- Access to Wolfram|One for thirty days for all participants ($25 value each)

Taskade Premium (All Participants)

- Taskade premium for each participant ($60 value each)

Interview Cake (All Participants)

- Access to full coding interview prep course for all participants ($249 value each)

Momentum (Giveaway)

- Momentum promo codes ($50 value)
- More information on how to enter the giveaway once registration is complete

Panago Pizza (Giveaway)

- 1 coupon certificate redeemable for 2 medium pizzas, 2 salads and a 2L of pop ($100 value)
- More information on how to enter the giveaway once registration is complete

ABLE (Giveaway)

- Product donation from Able ($50-$100 value)
- More information on how to enter the giveaway after the registration process is complete.

Digital Planner Inserts (Giveaway)

- More information on how to enter the giveaway will be given after the registration process is complete. ($25 value)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

General

  • Must be high school student or post secondary student in the 2021-2022 school year (ages 13 to 25)
  • Complete the registration process
  • Join the Discord Server
  • Register on Devpost (this is where submissions will be accepted. Late submissions will not be accepted)
  • Complete requirements mention in our hackathon guide
  • Complete Check-in form before September 19
  • Submit video or powerpoint presentation and short research paper (optional) according to rules and guidelines 
  • Submission requirements must be submitted through Devpost no later than 11:59 PM EST on September 19

Judges

Igor Lopushko

Igor Lopushko
Tech Leader / Software Architect / Cloud Developer

Erfan Rostami

Erfan Rostami
Machine Learning Research Assistant

Galicia Gordon

Galicia Gordon
Founder at Leading Learners

Thomas Girard

Thomas Girard
TEDx Speaker

Judging Criteria

  • Solving the problem
    How unique is the solution? Is the solution relevant to the given problem? How feasible is the idea?
  • Business
    How cost efficient is the product? Does the price of the product make sense? Is this pitch/idea cost efficient for the target demographic?
  • Presentation
    Does the presentation explain the concept clearly? Does the presentation show the concept and its functionality?
  • Research Paper
    Is the research paper 2-3 pages? Is the submission between 300-800 words? Are all the resources cited? Are trusted sources used and were they cross referenced?
  • Relevance
    Does the design help solve an environmental issue? How well does your project satisfy the objective of the competition? Does this idea have an impact and how much potential does it have?
  • Ecofriendliness
    How eco-friendly is this product/idea? What materials are going to be used? What resources are needed to put your product in place and is it environmentally efficient?
  • Criteria
    The judges will watch everyone’s pitches and score them accordingly. Winners will be announced at the closing ceremony and everyone must be present.
  • Judging Rubric
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aNMjUb_nLt7Kh65oYPDJ5FwaS1IfgseEx8mS6Qpvuho/edit?usp=sharing

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