• HACK Scarsdale's
    First Annual
    Design and Development Contest



    The HACK Scarsdale Design and Development Contest seeks to promote the creativity and development skills of the students in the Scarsdale Union Free School District.

    This fun but competitive experience is intended to provide participants with the opportunity to employ and expand their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)  knowledge.

    Whether your project is simple or perhaps more sophisticated, come be part of the creative experience and put your STEAM skills to the test!!

    Project Guidelines

    • All contest entries should reflect a solution to a “humanitarian” or community-based problem or need which is clearly identified by the team.
    • Entries must incorporate digital technology in some capacity.
    • Final submissions must be in the form of a physical or software product (i.e., software app, physical invention).
    • Entries may be implemented in the team’s platform/media of choice.


    • All students (K-12) of the Scarsdale School  District are eligible to participate.
    • Each entry must be submitted from a team of no less than 2 students and no more than 5.
    • Each team should submit a completed ENTRY application form online.
    • Applications are due by Friday, February 27th

    Prizes will be awarded in several categories.
    • Most Visionary
    • Most Creative
    • Best Integration of Technology
    • Most Practical Implementation
    • Best Solution to the Given Problem

    Note: If there are a sufficient number of entries, software apps will be judged separately from other entries.

    Judging Criteria

    • Entries will be judged by a panel based on:
    • clear identification of the need/problem
    • creativity,
    • viability of concept
    • demonstration of STEAM knowledge/skills


    • Submit Entry Application (online) by Friday, February 27, 2015
    • Project Submission deadline is  Friday May 1, 2015.
    • Presentation of Projects at Contest Expo Thursday, May 7th
    • Award presentation at conclusion of Expo


    Teams must submit the following in order for their contest entry to be considered complete:

    (Ms. Giroux and Mr. Leong at Scarsdale High School will accept all submission materials. 

    • All source code and appropriate documentation (for any programming involved ) (submitted online)  in addition to the actual completed project for non-software entries.
    • Essay (no more than two pages) describing the problem the project addresses, how the project relates to the problem and a brief description of the creative process.

    Questions? Contact:

    Greg Leong (914-721-2400 x3350) or Jodi Giroux (914-721-2823)