Win Cool Prizes By Entering Our Hackoween Contest

The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and pumpkin spice has invaded the grocery store so that must mean that Halloween is here! Halloween is our favorite holiday and this year we’re celebrating with Hackoween, a Halloween themed contest. Here’s what you need to know:

WHEN:

The contest starts today and runs through Nov 3, 2021. The winner will be announced on Nov 5, 2021.

HOW TO ENTER

Create a #ParticlePowered project related to Halloween. It can be a costume, a decoration, or even a terrifying blender(the scariest appliance). Be as spooky as you’d like to be.

Push your project to a public git repo, complete with all appropriate code, instructions, documentation, etc.

Post the link to your repo, a video of your project in action, and a short project description in this thread.

RULES

The project must include Particle hardware and it must be used in some capacity. If you make a giant catapult and tape a photon to it I will be amused but you won’t be eligible for victory.

You may submit projects you built in the past as long as they’re Halloween themed and Particle Powered.

The project must be submitted by the end of the contest deadline: November 3, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST

By entering you are agreeing to allow Particle to use your project/images on our social media accounts. You will, of course, own your project but Particle will likely blog about it.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: An Argon Starter kit, a particle swag box, a skull-shaped Adafruit Hallowing M0 board, and the creepiest custom trophy I can find. Plus the satisfaction of knowing that you won Halloween.

Second Place: An Argon Starter kit and a particle swag box

Third Place: A particle swag box filled with particle branded goodies, including a t-shirt, a water bottle, and more!

JUDGING CRITERIA

Judges will score the build on Creativity, Complexity, Quality of Code, and Halloween Spirit.

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Good luck & happy hacking! Please feel free to tag me (@colleen) with any questions, comments, concerns, hopes, dreams, Halloween movie opinions, etc. that you might have.
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Two weeks until the contest deadline! Look at this skull I made! If nobody enters I’m going to have to award all the prizes to myself for this skull. You wouldn’t want that, would you?

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