TurnerHacks aims to provide opportunities for high school students to explore their interests in the STEM field by connecting them with like-minded individuals, mentors and professionals. You will have the chance to participate in valuable workshops and activities, and ultimately take on an impactful challenge. We are very excited to see what you’ll accomplish in 24 hours.


  • All submitted projects must pertain to the theme of TurnerHacks 2021 
  • There can only be one project submission per team
  • The submitted projects need to be a maximum 5-minute pre-recorded pitch in a viewable format, and a link to the project or prototype
    • The Devpost platform accepts links to Youtube, Vimeo, or Youku
    • The project should be submitted as a link to a PUBLIC GitHub repository, or a link to a prototype (Figma, Marvel, etc.)
  • Submissions must include all names of each team member responsible for the project

Hackathon Sponsors


echoAR: Best AR/VR Hack

First Place Overall

Second Place Overall

Third Place Overall

Honorable Mention

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Advait Maybhate

Advait Maybhate
Venture Partner at Contrary

Christina Burger

Christina Burger

Anson Yu

Anson Yu
Venture Partner at Contrary

Guru Yeleswarapu

Guru Yeleswarapu
Founder/CEO of Siliconvalley4u

Judging Criteria

  • Originality & Rationale for the Hack
    A good hack has a good story behind it. What’s the motivation behind creating this hack? It could be anything, but it should make sense, solve a problem, and should demonstrate originality.
  • Learning
    Did the team learn/try something new? Did they face and overcome challenges during their hack process? Have they tried to explore a new concept, topic or subject?
  • Functionality
    To what extent does the hack/prototype work? Does it deliver as promised? Things like bugs, connectivity, defects etc. should be considered. Is the design logical?
  • Quality of Presentation
    Was the presentation coherent, convincing and comprehensive? This criterion is marked by the judge’s ability to understand the hack and how it was made, as well as if the presentation was able to make the hack seem compelling and useful.

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