LingHacks III is the third iteration of the world's first computational linguistics hackathon for high schoolers. Our goal is to expose students of all backgrounds to the field of natural language processing and inspire students to pursue computer science in their careers. ​LingHacks III is a week-long invention competition where you come together with a team and build a software project that integrates computational linguistics and may or may not solve a scientific or social problem. LingHacks is a member of the Obama White House's CSforALL National Consortium and is the inaugural recipient of the AI4ALL Impact Grant. 


All high school students are eligible to participate in this event (grades 9-12).


Your project code must be uploaded periodically to GitHub and its link will be submitted to us at the end. Additionally, we require a short video and/or presentation to demo your creation. Feel free to talk about how the project was created, what inspired you to make it, and what this project can do in the future.

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$2,400 in prizes

1st Place

$300 Cash per Team Member (4 max)

2nd Place

$200 Cash per Team Member (4 max)

3rd Place

$100 Cash per Team Member (4 max)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Bhavya Gupta

Bhavya Gupta

Karina Halevy

Karina Halevy

Judging Criteria

  • Impact
  • Technical Difficulty
  • Usefulness

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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