Hack Manchester Events 2018: Best in Show

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It’s nearing that time of the year again; Hack Manchester and Hack Junior are returning, and we are proud to be headlining sponsors of the event once again, in association with HAC100!

Headlining means that we get the pleasure of judging the Best in Show and our judge, Craig Dean, the Chief Exec. is more than excited at the prospect. See below for more details about our judge!

The Judge: Craig Dean

Craig is also the Chairman of Hack Oldham and as you can probably guess, hackathons are one of his favourite things to do, making this Hack Manchester experience an eagerly anticipated one. Over the past seven years, he has been fortunate enough to judge at several hack events and contribute to other people’s learning, growth and development – the things that Craig is most passionate about.

Keep scrolling for info on how to impress Craig and claim Best in Show.

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What makes a hack 'Best in Show'?

Over slightly less than two full days, you’d be amazed what you can put together when you’ve got a great team. Here are the main things we look for to find a show-stopping hack.


Seeing a group of people that thrive in that environment because they’re doing something they love will undoubtedly make you stand out for all the right reasons


One thing that really excites us is a strong idea with a fresh approach. Turn the brief on its head.


A hack doesn’t necessarily have to be perfect to be best in show. We want to see that a team has learnt something new, too. 

Hack Manchester Prize

The Winners of ‘Best In Show’ will receive a Hero 7 White and 32GB SanDisk microSDHC each!

Hack Junior Prize

The Winners of ‘Best In Show’ will receive a C64 Mini each!