We’re delighted to be able to announce our Bath: Hacked judging panel, whose experience and time we’re extremely lucky to have. They’ll be attending on Sunday afternoon to say hi to the teams, watch your rapid fire presentations and then do what will no doubt be a tough job: Awarding the prizes.

A warm welcome to our judges:

  • Ross Ferguson, Head of Digital at Bath University
  • Doug Laughlen of LocalGiving.com
  • Valerie West of The James Dyson Foundation


We now have a £2,000 prize fund courtesy of our amazing sponsors from Invest in Bristol & Bath, Real World Studios and Vidahost. Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Grand Prize (£1k) – awarded to the best overall project, judged most imaginative, well conceived and likely to benefit the community, local business and/or the environment
  • Community Impact (£250) – awarded to the project most likely to resonate with the wider community
  • Best use of data (£250) – we’re looking for useful, clever or just plain surprising ways to use local data
  • Best completed project (£250) – shipping certainly isn’t mandatory, but there’s glory for those who manage it!
  • Hacker’s choice (£250) – awarded by popular vote of hack participants

Judging Process

The hack will officially finish at 2.30pm on Day 2 (Sunday 23rd March) when presentations, judging and awards will commence.

  • Teams who want to be considered for prize(s) should submit a short slide deck presentation to our A/V staff by 2.45pm
  • 3pm – 4pm: rapid fire presentations, strictly no longer than 2 minutes per team
  • Presentations should be structured as follows: max. 20 seconds to state the problem, max. 20 seconds to state the tools/data used and the remaining time to show what you made. Feel free to use wireframes, screenshots or anything beautiful.
  • Time constraints won’t allow for project Q&As. Sorry!
  • All teams are eligible to win one or more prize categories – go for it.
  • 4pm – 4.30pm: Short break for our judges to deliberate (plus collation of the Hacker’s choice ballot)
  • 4.30pm – 5pm: Prize presentations and wrap-up

See you there, we can’t wait to see what you made.

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