MINI Rules


Participants must be enrolled in a middle grade (5th through 8th grades) at the time of the event. They must be affiliated with a school or organization providing adequate supervision. To find out how to get ensure your school or organizations participation have an interested adult email us at


We recommend that teams have between two (2) and four (4) members. You can have a team that contains up to seven (7) members total.


Teams must submit one submission by the tenth hour of this twelve-hour event. If a team does not submit a hack by the tenth hour they will not be able to demo or qualify for prizes. Submissions may not have been started before the hackathon. This will result in disqualification at the discretion of the VR Hackathon MINI organizers.


Judges will base their decisions on usefulness, creativity, technical difficulty, and level of finish (quality).


Participants must stay inside the building during the entirety of the event. Participants will not be allowed to leave the building or enter off limit areas.


Attendees, speakers, sponsors, mentors, school personnel, and volunteers are required to agree to the follow code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code during the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help create a safe environment for everyone.

In General

Our Virtual Reality Hackathon MINI is dedicated to a harassment-free hackathon experience for everyone regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. Harassment of hackathon participants, in any form, will not be tolerated. Discriminatory or sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any portion of the hackathon. This includes at the event location as well as on social media. Participants of the VR Hackathon MINI who violate these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon without a refund at the discretion of the organizers.

More Specific

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the VR Hackathon MINI organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the hackathon.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of your school staff or VR Hackathon MINI staff immediately. VRHackathon MINI staff will be easily identifiable. You can also email the staff at

Staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the hackathon. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at hackathons and all VR Hackathon MINI related events.

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