OakCodefest 2021

Oak Codefest is an annual student-run hackathon and the biggest hackathon for middle and high school students. It is also Bangalore’s first overnight hackathon for high schoolers and one of the most famous school hackathons in Bangalore. This year, the Oak Codefest will bring hackers from across India together to solve some of the world’s biggest problems on a virtual stage. With an all-new online format for the event, the Oak Codefest will also become one of the first online hackathons in Bangalore. Happening on the 23rd and 24th of January, 2021, the Oak Codefest will give hackers 24 hours of uninterrupted coding.


For more information, visit our official website: https://codefest.oakridge.in/ or mail us at: oakcodefest@oakridge.in

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633,650 in prizes

First place (2)

INR 20,000 each. | There will be one winner selected from the Junior and Senior categories each.

Second Place (2)

INR 10,000 each. | There will be one winner selected from the Junior and Senior categories each.

Third Place (2)

INR 5,000 each. | There will be one winner selected from the Junior and Senior categories each.

3 Months of Repl.it (100)

All participants will receive 3 months of the Repl.it Hacker plan for free!

Balasmiq Extended Trial (50)

All particpants will receive an extended trial for Balasmiq!

One Month of Wolfram|One (100)

All participants will receive a one-month subscription to Wolfram|One for free!

The Wolfram Award (6)

All members of the top 6 teams will win The Wolfram Award, providing all users with a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

The Volvo Award

The best trucking game will receive a chance to develop their game in collaboration with Volvo, with INR 100000 of funding!

The EchoAR Award (100)

All participants will receive a free EchoAR plan!

EchoAR Finalist Award

The best project created with EchoAR will receive a 50 dollar gift card!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:



  • Middle School Students/Juniors (grades 6-8)
  • High School Students (grades 9-12)

You must make teams, of two to six members. Registrations will be on Devpost. The registration fee is 200 rupees per hacker. 


Teams are expected to choose one primary theme for their project but are recommended to choose two or three sub-themes.

6 Themes for your project:

  • Education
  • Game development (juniors only) 
  • Data Analytics
  • Transport
  • Healthcare
  • Environmental Sustainability

Hackers cannot reuse previous projects or plagiarize their code. Drag-and-drop software or WYSIWYG software is not allowed and will disqualify your team. 




Judging Criteria

  • TBA