EarthxHack is a hackathon designed to inspire you to use technology to solve real issues plaguing the world today. We want to provide a space to help inspire creative thinking, so you can create inspirational ideas that can be implemented on a global scale. We encourage you to come and join us make new things! We look forward to hosting you at EarthxHack, taking place at the largest environmental experience, Earthx2019. Join us from April 27th to the 28th to show off your skills, meet amazing people and help make a difference for the future.


Anyone who is registered is eligible to participate.


  1. You must submit the following three descriptions of your project alongside your submission:
    1. A 140-character description of your hack, as told to a 5-year-old.
    2. A 140-character description of your hack, as told to a peer.
    3. A 140-character description of your hack, as told to a senior engineer with years of experience.
  2. You should submit a link to your code, if possible. This is not required as not all projects use code. 

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$11,375 in prizes

Best in Show

Each member of the winning team will receive LG 27UD58-B 27" FreeSync monitors.

Runner Up

Each member will receive Sony SRS-XB41 Bluetooth speakers and LapGear Bamboo Laptop Desks.

Top 5 Teams (5)

Each member of the top 5 teams that present in the finals will receive a one-year National Parks Pass.

State Farm Challenge (3)


First Place: Playstation 4 (per member)
Second Place: Jaybirds Earbuds (per member)
Third Place: Amazon Firestick (per member)

Credera Challenge

How might we leverage technology to help reduce food and water waste in the service industry?

Prize: Chromecast Ultra per teammate

Oxy Challange (3)

How might we use technology to work towards a low-carbon future in the oil and gas industry?

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • Use of Technology
    Did the team integrate technology into their solution?
  • Functionality
    Was a working, functional prototype demonstrated? How well does the solution perform and meet the purpose described?
  • Scalability
    Does this solution have the potential to have an impact at scale, globally?
  • Design & Usability
    The UX/UI, functionality and ease of use of the solution.
  • Creativity
    How creative was the team in developing a unique and innovative solution for the challenge?

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