The PyTorch Annual Hackathon is back in 2021 with all new opportunities for you to get started or continue learning about PyTorch. Join the community to build innovative and impactful models, applications, and other projects that use AI responsibly.

Put your machine learning skills to the test!

What to Build: Build a project using PyTorch in one of the three categories

  • PyTorch Responsible AI Development Tools & Libraries
  • Web and Mobile Applications powered by PyTorch
  • PyTorch Developer Tools & Libraries 

What to Submit: 

  • Demo video. (hosted on YouTube, Facebook Video, Vimeo, or Youku). Your video should be less than 3 minutes (can be a little longer if needed), include a demo of your working application via a step-by-step visual demo, and be available in English. Be sure to explain how PyTorch was used to build your project.
  • Code. Provide a link to your publicly accessible code repository on GitHub or your preferred code sharing tool.
  • Access. Provide a URL, installation files, or other testing instructions that allow access to your working project

See the Category page for more information and request cloud computing credits here.

In addition to cash and promotion, first-place winners in each category will get a 30-minute virtual meeting with the PyTorch team to discuss your winning submissions!

Hackathon Sponsors


$39,000 in prizes

First Place (3)

• $5,000 cash
• 30 min. call with the PyTorch team
• Featured posts on PyTorch channels
• Github badge

Second Place (3)

• $3,000 cash
• Featured posts on PyTorch channels
• Github badge

Third Place (3)

• $2,000 cash
• Featured posts on PyTorch channels
• Github badge

Honorable Mention (9)

• $1,000 cash
• Github badge
Awarded to the next 3 highest scoring Entries in each category

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Panel of judges coming soon

Panel of judges coming soon

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the idea
    Includes creativity and originality of the idea.
  • Implementation of the idea
    Includes how well the idea was executed - is the code working? is the demo working?
  • Potential impact
    Includes the extent to which the solution can help the most users OR can make the biggest improvements to core development.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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