Current status
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  • Location Warsaw, Poland
  • Duration 01.03.16-04.07.16
  • Prize pool 25 000 PLN

Challenge outline

We are excited, super excited, hyper excited today to launch our new Hackart competition!

Standing at the intersection of art and IT, and we need you to help us how much those to have in common. We're looking for innovative app solutions to promote art and culture among youth. Do you feel like participating? Consider getting some teammates with complementary skills! We believe in collaborative power of artists with technology experts.

New and Existing Solutions: Submissions may be newly created or pre-existing products modified to meet the content and requirements of this Challenge.

How it works?


Create app solution that would address at least one of the following challenges:

  • generate interest in art and culture among younger generation (think of 16-25 as your target group).
  • facilitate online registration to art events (think of innovative online ticketing systems)
  • educate young people about art.
  • show how technology can be put in use to make art more expressive.

Prepare short video or screencast (<2 minutes)  demonstrating your solution. Show us your application in action or tell us what's the story behind it. Also provide a way for us to access your app.

3. Submit your solution before July 4th, 2016.

4. All eligible entries will take part in public voting competing for Popular Choice Award. Voting will take place between July 5nd - July 10th, 2016.

5. Finalists will be announced on July 20th, 2016 after Jury reach their decision. Winners receive prizes and may be invited to developer their apps in cooperation with selected cultural institutions.

Make sure you don't miss the deadline!

Reasons to compete

  • it's opportunity to check your skills and show us your talent.
  • you may win valuable prizes!
  • it's a chance meet interesting people
  • you may have a chance to establish cooperation with leading institutions of culture
  • winning award is super valuable badge on your CV

This is competition for developers who love art and for artist who love technology !

Judging criteria

  • creativity, originality, and “wow” factor of the idea,
  • design aesthetics and usability,
  • adherence to contest topic (does your solution address a problem),
  • social impact (can you solution make a real change),
  • market readiness level (is it free of obvious bugs),
  • business potential.

Organizational details

Feel free to use any web or mobile platform. You may also include a hardware component (wearable, beacons). Just make sure we have a way to test your solution free of charge. We encourage you to use our sponsor technologies - IBM Bluemix and Estimote Beacons!

Find out more about hackathons in our hackathon section.


Check what's at stake!

  1. 1 place

    1. Monetary award: 10 000 PLN
    2. Smartphone: Artis Phone (My Phone)


    3. Books: Books by Helion S.A publishing House
    4. Plan of Warsaw: "Warsaw Plan 1939"
  2. 2 place

    1. Monetary award: 5 000 PLN
    2. Books: Books from Helion S.A. publishing house
    3. Plan of Warsaw: "Warsaw Plan 1939"
  3. 3 place

    1. Monetary award: 3 000 PLN
    2. Books: Books from Helion S.A. publishing house
    3. Plan of Warsaw: "Warsaw Plan 1939"
  1. 4 place

    1. Monetary award: 1 000 PLN
    2. Books: Books from Helion S.A. publishing house
    3. Plan of Warsaw: "Warsaw Plan 1939"
  2. Public Choice Award

    1. Monetary award: 1 000 PLN
    2. Plan of Warsaw: "Warsaw Plan 1939"
  3. Special Prize

    1. First 20 entries receives:
    2. Vouchers: 10 x Family Voucher for Krakowska Gallery
    3. Theatre tickets: 10 x Open ticket to any show in "Syrena Theatre"


Check details and do everything on time!

Take part in the competition, send your project and win valuable prizes!

  1. 01.03.2016

    Hackathon begins

    All developers are welcomed to participate ! Prizes are awaiting for you!

  2. 01.03-04.07


    Mobile or web app prototypes can be submitted till 4th of July. Just tap "I want to participate" button and fill in the form. Keep in mind that leading motive of the challenge is application of new technologies in art.

  3. 05.07-10.07

    Public voting

    Engage your friends and vote together for the best project submitted to this hackathon. Win Public Choice Award!

  4. 11.07-20.07

    Jury picks the winner

    Judges decision and results of public voting are announced.

  5. Follow-up

    Authors of the best works can continue to work on them in cooperation with cultural institutions.


Reasons to participate

These are just some of hackathon benefits

  • Event full of hacking and brainstorming
  • Awards for the winners
  • Fun and collaborative environment
  • Great fun and new development opportunities!


HackArt - 1st edition of Polish Art Hackathon

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Technology Partners

  • IBM


  • Alior Bank
  • Estimote
  • SALESmanago
  • Brand24
  • Iq.pl
  • My Phone
  • Grupa Helion S.A.
  • LeadsMansion
  • Velis IT Systems
  • Kod Plus Plus

Special Partners

  • Allegro.tech
  • Wolves Summit

Strategy Parters

  • GoldenLine

Media Partners

  • Centrum Prasowe PAP
  • TVP Kultura
  • Bankier.pl
  • INN Poland
  • Gazeta Bankowa
  • Linux Magazine
  • Kariera Plus
  • Crossweb
  • kampaniespołeczne.pl
  • Magazyn Programista
  • MamStartUp
  • 4programmers
  • Presto
  • Spece IT
  • MarketingLink
  • Dziennik Internautów
  • portal medialny.pl
  • eBiznesOnline
  • QBusiness.pl
  • OSWorld.pl
  • IRSI
  • Kultura Online
  • Spotkania IT
  • Startup Poland

Media Partnerships

  • RMF Classic
  • WamPR

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