HackPHS hosts over 300 high school students from across New Jersey to collaborate, innovate, and create in a 24-hour, student organized hackathon based at Princeton High School. Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced hacker, hackPHS will have something for you!

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,371 in prizes

1st Place

HyperX Gaming Headset and Mouse

2nd Place

$60 Amazon Gift Card

3rd Place

Sony Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Best Cloud Hack

$2000 DicitalOcean Credit

Best Security Hack

$25 Gift Certificate

Best Data Visualization Hack

Wolfram One Personal Edition + 1 Year subscription to Wolfram Alpha Pro

Best Beginner Web Hack

Wireless Mouse

Best Beginner Hack

Anker PowerCore Portable Charger

Best Mesh/IOT Hack

EdTech Bundle and Expansion Pack for Leading Learners

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio Swag Box & GameCo Console

Best Domain Name From Domain.com

Wireless Phone Charger

Best Space App powered by Space Force

Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored By Digi-Key

Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    How creative is this project? Has it been done before? What does it do differently compared to projects like it?
  • Technical Difficulty
    How challenging was this project to build? What sorts of technological knowledge and skill were required to make this project?
  • Usefulness
    Is this project useful in the real world? Does it solve a problem?
  • Completion
    Does it work? Is it a complete project? Are there major features missing from the submission?

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