CovHack is a free student hackathon running online for a week, organised by Coventry University’s Hackathon Society

Students from any university, no matter your skill set, are invited to build weird, wacky, and wonderful projects.

If you need a break from your project, we will have workshops and side events lined up throughout the week. We want you to get the most out of your time at CovHack, so make sure to check these side events out!

Please note that only projects submitted by those with a CovHack2021 ticket are eligible to demo their project and be in with a chance of winning one of our prizes.

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£85 in prizes

1st Place

Each member of your team gets a £50 Amazon gift card!

2nd Place

Each member of your team gets a £25 Amazon gift card!

3rd Place

Each member of your team gets a £10 Amazon gift card!

Hackiest Hack (HackathonsUK Prize)

Build something that’s over-the-top, over-engineered, and held together with Sellotape and bits of string… use your imagination!

Best Use of Twilio

Best use of Twilio's API during CovHack2021, winner gets a Twilio Swag Box!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Anyone who is currently a student or graduated in the last year is able to take part, so long as you're over 18! Since our hackathon is online, location isn't a factor at all - we've got registrations from Mexico, Sri Lanka, and Italy!


You can submit anything you want (so long as it abides by the MLH code of conduct!). 


Nav Kang

Nav Kang

Nathaniel Okenwa

Nathaniel Okenwa

Holly Everett

Holly Everett

Tom Nudd

Tom Nudd

Judging Criteria

  • Learn
    Did the attendee(s) learn something new? Did they use a range of technologies together? Is the project unique? Did they identify and solve issues during the project?
  • Build
    Did the attendee(s) use technology in a unique or interesting way? Does the project function as intended? How complex is the project?
  • Share
    Did the attendee(s) explain how they resolved any issues? Did they provide documentation for their project (e.g. Devpost)? Did they help others/get help from another attendee?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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