ClayHack: RIT's premiere freshman hackathon.

Ever wanted to make a website? A database? An API? Entering ClayHack allows you the 8 hours of time to code something you’ve always wanted to make. You can enter with a group of up to four friends or even by yourself and make new friends.

With prize categories like “Best Project Design”, “Most Impactful Idea”, and “Most Creative Project” you and your group may have the chance to win $25 in Amazon, GrubHub, or Wegmans Gift Cards. No coding experience is required to join this event!

Come and learn from tech talks, practice new skills, meet new people, and have fun! From experienced programmers to first timers, from designers to engineers, this one's for you!

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$300 in prizes

Best Design

Most Impactful Idea

Most Creative Hack

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • You must be a registered participant of ClayHack in order to qualify.
  • You must be a first-year student at Rochester Insititute of Technology.
  • All majors are welcome.


At least one person from your team must be present during the judging period to present your submission for consideration.


codeRIT Eboard

codeRIT Eboard

Judging Criteria

  • Judges make the final decision