$10,000, Feature in Times Square, Robots, Vacation Getaway, MacBook Air + more! Prizes and Goodies for Photo Hack Day Announced

Hey Photo Hack Day attendees, It's the moment you've all been waiting for, the announcement of what the winning apps will receive for this weekends Photo Hack Day! 

As you all know, we're organizing the largest photo hackathon the worlds ever seen, and we're excited to see what will come of it. It'll be held this weekend, August 20th - 21st, at General Assembly in NYC.

To learn more, visit photohackday.org, or click the box below to register! Participating and attending the event is absolutely free!

With the help of our sponsors, we were able to put together a sweet list of prizes for winning, AND non-winning participants. Here are the companies involved, and who to look forward to at the event!

Headline: NASDAQ

Social (Food + Fun): BING

Premium Sponsors: Shutterstock, Bigstock, Mopho, and Face.com.

Basic Sponsors: Canvas, Etsy, Flickr, Openphoto, Photobucket, Piictu, Pixable, Sincerely, Tracks, Tumblr, and Twilio.


All participants (whether you win or not!) will receive:


API specific prizes (for those who hack on particular APIs) 

The best use of the 500px API will receive :

  • One 16GB iPad2 (500px’s choice)
  • One 16GB iPad2 (judge’s choice)

The best use of any Aviary API will be taking:

  • A VACATION! Roundtrip airfare ($500 JetBlue gift card) to snap photos at your favorite destination!

The best use of the CardThis API will receive:

  • $500 in cold hard cash

The best use of Etsy's API will receive:

The best use of Face's API will receive

  • One 16GB iPad 2 for best hack

Lomography just wants to be awesome and hand out prizes to their top 2 choices!

  • Lomography LOMO LC-A+ camera and film (1st place)
  • Lomography La Sardina for the second favorite (2nd place)

Photojojo will be raffling off:

  • Fisheye, Telephoto, and Marco/Wide Angle Cell Phone Lens Package

Say you decide to use a stock image from Pond5:

  • $25 in credit to each hacker
  • $500 in credit to top hack (Pond5's choice)

The best use of the Shutterstock API will receive:

  • Nikon D3100 (valued at $600)
  • 1-year Shutterstock subscriptions (valued at $2600)

The best use of Sincerely's Ship Library will receive:

The best use of the Twilio API will receive:

  • Additional $500 in Twilio credit
  • 11” MacBook Air for best hack (nice!)

1st place

  • $5000!!! + Your app displayed in Times Square courtesy of NASDAQ!

2nd place

  • $2500!!!

3rd place

  • $1000!!!

People's Choice

  • $1500!!!

And this isn't the end! We're planning to add even more awesomeness to the event with random raffles, prizes, + more.  To stay updated on Photo Hack Day, be sure to follow us on twitter @PhotoHackNYC, or register at photohackday.org!