Hack Manchester Junior 2017: Best in Show

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Headline Sponsor

This year we are super excited to once again be headline sponsoring the Hack Manchester and Hack Manchester Junior events, in association with HAC100.

As headline, we get the pleasure of judging Best in Show for both events. See below for details of our judge, Chief Exec. Craig Dean.

The Judge: Craig Dean

Craig Dean is Chief Executive of Web Applications UK and Chairman of Hack Oldham.

One of his favourite things to do is go to hackathons, and Craig has been privileged to judge at Hack Manchester and Hack Manchester Junior for the past 6 years.

There’s nothing Craig is more passionate about than learning, growth and development – he sees mentoring young developers and students as the most important part of his job, and has the privilege of being able to deliver guest lectures at universities such as Manchester, MMU and Salford.

See below for info on how to impress Craig and claim Best in Show.

Follow our social channels for updates on Hack Manchester and Hack Manchester Junior, including live-tweets from MOSI during the event, competitions, and more!

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. 


We want to see a team who love what they do. If you’ve worked collaboratively and built a hack with love – it’s great to see.


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 Junior: Prize

Each member of the winning team for the Web Applications UK Best in Show prize will bag themselves a SEGA Mega Drive classic console reissue, with cartridge compatibility and over 80 built in games!