The Imagination Hackathon

We are Sydney's premier student hackathon - run for students, by students from Sydney Uni IT Society (SUITS).

Teams have 24 hours to design and build something awesome. It can be anything - a website, a mobile application, a video game, or even something hardware. The important thing is that it needs to work when it is presented to the judges.

Whether you are an avid programmer or a first-time hacker, UNIHACK welcomes everyone, regardless of skill level. You will have the opportunity to build, collaborate and learn from your fellow hackers and mentors at the event. The event will also have a number of tech talks throughout to help participants learn new or extend their existing skills.

UNIHACK is organised by SUITS, the IT student society at The University of Sydney.

View full rules

View full rules


  1. Teams can have up to six people.
  2. Each member of a team must be a student studying at an undergraduate, honours, or postgraduate course at an accredited university or TAFE college in Australia or New Zealand.
  3. Teams cannot have remote participants.


In addition to details about your project and how you built it, you must also provide the following:

  1. A list of all third-party material and APIs, including anything that was purchased.
  2. A link to your repository (as per Section 2.3 of the rules)
  3. Images and/or screenshots of your project

If you have created a web app, you are free to submit a link to a live working copy of your project with your submission. However, this is optional and not required.

You must also fill in the required fields with your DevPost submission to help us speed up the judging process. The information you provide will be used to create summary cards for the judges, allowing you to focus on the more important things during your pitch.


You are encouraged to produce a video demonstration of your project. However, this is optional and not required.

This video must be a no-frills video - that is, no fancy graphics and animations - and does not exceed two minutes. We highly encourage you use your iPhone or Android smartphone to record the video.

We also strongly encourage you keep the video up after the event. This will help us for marketing and promotion of future UNIHACK competitions.

How to enter

Please make sure your team creates a submission by 2pm on Sunday 5 August to be eligible for any prizes. All you will need at that stage is a team name, your members added and a oneliner about what your project is.


Niranjan Murthy

Niranjan Murthy
Senior Industry Principal - Infosys

Oren Nachman

Oren Nachman
Software Development Manager - Amazon

Sharon Lu

Sharon Lu
General Manager - Tyro Fintech Hub

Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn
Head of Digital User Experience - Telstra

Guy Wallace

Guy Wallace
Investment Analyst - Reinventure

Judging Criteria

  • See prizes for judging criteria