TeenHacks LI is Long Island’s premier high school 24-hour hackathon, by students, for students. On behalf of our diligent organizing team, we are all about bringing together the brightest students across the tri-state area to engage in “collaborative coding.” We hope to build a strong hacker community across the East Coast, with an emphasis placed on innovation and entrepreneurship. Together, we can find the solutions of tomorrow and Hack For Our Future!


  • Must be in high school
    • Email us about excpetions
    • College Students are welcome to sign up as mentors/judges
  • Teams of any size, but only teams of 2-4 will be eligible for prize


Sumissions will be used in the judging process (especially for special award prizes), so please be as thorough as possible. We suggest having pictures, screen captures, etc. to compliment word descriptions. 

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$11,500 in prizes

1st Best Overall

1. Nintendo Switch Lite
2. Slack Invite
3. Carter Deluca Office Tour
4. Patent Consultation
5. Digital Ocean T-Shirts

2nd Best Overall

1. Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
2. Smart Plugs
3. Digital Ocean T-Shirts

3rd Best Overall

1. Corsair K55 RGB Keyboard
2. Laptop Cases
3. Digital Ocean T-Shirts

People's Choice Award

Wyze Camera v2

Best UI/UX Hack

Wacom Intuos Graphic Drawing Tablet

Best Hardware Hack

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) Starter Kit

Best Beginner Hack

1. Logitech G203 RGB Mouse
2. ThinkFun Games

Share Meals Food Accessibility Hack

1. Utopia Kitchen Air Fryer
2. $25 Art of Problem Solving

Empowerly Equitable Education Hack

1. Match w/ Summer Internship
2. College Counselling w/ Engineers

BestFit Equitable Education Hack

1. College Planning Consultation
2. Internship @ BestFit

ThinkOcean Environmentalism Hack

Solar Power Bank (10,000mAh)

Guardian Life Health & Wellness Hack

1. Skillet Service
2. Guardian Life Aluminum Water Bottles
3. Myoware Boards & Electrodes
4. Go Direct Temperature Probe

1517 Entrepreneurialism Hack

1. $1,000
2. $5,000 AWS Credits

MLH: Best Domain.com


MLH: Best Use of Twilio

$50 Amazon Gift Cards

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


NYIT Staff

NYIT Staff

THLI Staff

THLI Staff



Judging Criteria

  • Technical Skill
    Winners should have projects that took talent and problem solving skills to create. A project need not be finished to show skill; demonstration of impressive sections of the code and algorithms are enough to qualify them.
  • Creativity
    The more unique and creative the hack, the better! General aesthetics and polish of the hack, as well as the creativity of the concept, count towards this criterion.
  • Application / Usefulness
    While this is not required, big bonus points if you design a feasible system for getting something done! Any sort of tool or social good hack can fall under this criterion. Think of how your project applies beyond the scope of this hackathon.

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