XdHacks Mini Vancouver - SecureHacks 2021 Official Rules

Official Website: https://mini.xdhacks.com/vancouver/secure-hacks


  1. Entry Deadline: Feb. 18, 2021 - 8PM PST
  2. Hackathon Opening Ceremony: Feb. 20, 2021 - 8AM PST
  3. Submission Deadline: Feb. 21, 2021 - 3PM PST
  4. Hackathon Closing Ceremony and Awards: Feb. 21, 2021 - 6PM PST

By registering to SecureHacks 2021, you agree that:

  1. XdHacks Mini Vancovuer is not responsible for any injuries or other consequences of joining SecureHacks 2021
  2. XdHacks Mini Vancouver claims no responsibility or liablity for anything that happens during SecureHacks 2021, you are responsible for your own safety, health, and well-being.
  3. XdHacks Mini Vancouver will NOT tollerate swearing, slurs, spamming, harrasment, trolling, scamming, violence, nudity, sexually explicit content, and physical harm.
    1. XdHacks Mini Vancouver will deal with these incidents on a case-by-case basis, and determine further action.
  4. Advertisments or soliciting is NOT allowed during SecureHacks 2021. 
  5. XdHacks Mini Vancouver reserves the right to deny, withdraw, or remove participants from any activity, event, or from SecureHacks 2021 altogether.


  • Individuals in grades 6-12. (Participants must provide proof if requested)
  • Team size of 1-5 people. (XdHacks Mini Vancouver will help create teams for those looking for teams.)
  • Citizens of any country in the world (as legally permissible in their country)



  • What is a hackathon? A Hackathon is a combination of the words "hack "and "marathon ". At XdHacks Mini, we believe  the word "hack "means to create. It’s an event where people come together and use technology to transform ideas into reality. Additionally, students can create projects, attend workshops, meet new people, improve their programming, and have lots of fun!
  • How does a virtual Hackathon work? XdHacks-SecureHacks takes place exclusively online. Registration will be held on both HackHub and DevPost, and discord will be the communication platform during the Hackathon. Zoom will be used for webinars and Q&A sessions. Technical instructions will be sent to you via email before the Hackathon begins.  
  • What kind of product am I expected to create? This is not a university level event. Although our event encourages students to develop their product as much as they can, we do not expect a product ready to be put on the market. Prototyping is a huge part of product creation and, at XdHacks, we are celebrating the creativity and innovative ideas highschool students have to approach a real-world issue. Your pitch should include extensive planning and preparation and hopefully presentable models to showcase your inventive products!
  • What activities are planned? There will be webinars, online side games and plenty of other fun activities to keep you busy!
  • Are there participation requirements? The only participation requirements are that you are a current high-school student with internet access. No coding experience is required!
  • Are there Prizes? Yes. There will be prizes to reward unique and innovative ideas.
  • Is there a maximum team size? Yes, the maximum team size is 5 people.
  • What if I don’t have a team? We will have some online team building sessions, so feel free to register alone!