IIIT Lucknow

6 hackathon Tracks

UPTO INR 1,50,000+ Prize Pool

1st Place

Rs 50,000

2nd Place

Rs 30,000

3rd Place

Rs 20,000

Beginner's Track Winners: Rs 25,000

Diversity Track Winners: Rs 15,000

can't join us Offline in Lucknow?

No Worries We've got something special for you too:)

Most creative web3 idea: Rs 5,000

Most creative AI idea: Rs 3,000

Register & submit your ideas to get a chance to pitch to VCs at International Conferences and access to exclusive mentorship


Stage 01

Idea Submission (ONLINE)

22th Feb - 30th Mar'24

Stage 02

MVP Creation (OFFLINE)

5th Apr - 7th Apr'24

Stage 03

Campus Presentation (OFFLINE)

To be decided


  • Accommodation facilities, with separate accommodation for women shall be provided during the 36 hour building phase.
  • Reimbursement of travel fees can't be guaranteed as HOF is completely student-run, but we shall try our level best to make it a possibility.

Hack-O-Fiesta shall be conducted across 3 Rounds :

  • Idea Submission Phase (Online) : Feb 22th to March 20th.
  • MVP Building Phase (Offline in Lucknow) - 5th to 7th April
  • Presentation and Judging - 7th April

Yes, we have 'Diversity Track' and 'Beginners Only Track' to promote inclusivity and encourage participants from all backgrounds.

Yes, we do have special rewards for extraordinary business IDEAS under the "Most creative web3 idea" & "Most creative AI idea" categories.

No, participation in Hack-o-Fiesta is absolutely free.

You can build anything aligning with the event theme - a website, an app, or even hardware, solving a real world problem. Refer to the Domains section on our website to get a better Idea.

No! You may familiarize yourself with tools beforehand, but the first line of code must be written after the Building Phase begins on 5th April.

No problem! Hack-O-Fiesta is a great place to start. Ask our mentors, join our Discord for help, and explore workshops to enhance your coding skills.

We pledge to donate surplus food and resources to underprivileged children. Your participation indirectly contributes to this cause.

Hack-o-Fiesta covers Sustainability, Social Good, AI/ML, Blockchain & Web3, Business Solution, and Open Innovation. You can choose any of these domains for your project.

Absolutely! We encourage collaboration, and teams can be formed with participants from different colleges.

Follow our official social media channels and regularly check the website for updates.

Yes, there are exciting prizes from sponsors for hacks on their APIs/Protocols. Keep an eye on our website and social media for sponsor announcements.

Projects are judged based on creativity, technical complexity, impact, and presentation. Detailed judging criteria will be provided soon.

Teams can range from 1 to 4 members. If you don’t have a team, feel free to team up with like minded individuals on our discord channel. You are also welcome to participate individually if you prefer hacking solo.