PrideMakers is Team Liquid’s first makeathon event where members of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies can come together to collaborate on projects that promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the esports and gaming industry. We are welcoming participants from North America (excluding Quebec), Europe, Australia, and New Zealand regions! Submit your application now at: tl.gg/pridemakers

For this event, we will be encouraging participants to create projects that fall under any of our two themes: Validation and Self Expression. In addition, we will also be hosting speaker panels, workshops, and fireside chats.

Our virtual event begins at 4:00PM Pacific Time on Friday, June 11th and ends at 4:00PM Pacific Time on Saturday, June 19th. Hacking will begin Friday night at 5:00PM Pacific Time after the opening ceremony, which will be streamed on our Team Liquid Twitch

All projects must be submitted by 6:00PM Pacific Time (9:00PM Eastern Time) on Friday, June 18th. All team members must be registered on Devpost.

We hope that you enjoy this year’s PrideMakers event - we can’t wait to see what you create. Good luck!

Themes:

Validation: How do we make LGBTQIA+ people and other minority groups feel valid? This theme revolves around building projects that give these communities a sense of validation, empowering them and making them feel like they belong in tech and/or esports.


Self Expression: Everyone has their own story, and everyone should be allowed to share their own stories. This theme prompts participants to create an artistic piece that describes what Pride means to them.

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Prizes

$10,720 in prizes

Best Validation Project (2)

HyperX Quadcast Microphone + Team Liquid Blue Keycap + Team Liquid Apparel of Choice ($60 max) + Alienware Mouse (AW610M) & Keyboard (AW510K) Combo

Best Self Expression Project (2)

HyperX Quadcast Microphone + Team Liquid Blue Keycap + Team Liquid Apparel of Choice ($60 max) + Alienware Mouse (AW610M) & Keyboard (AW510K) Combo

IMC Trading Unthinkable

$200 Cash Prize + Alienware Mouse (AW610M) & Keyboard (AW510K) Combo

IMC Trading Fast Impact

$200 Cash Prize + Alienware Mouse (AW610M) & Keyboard (AW510K) Combo

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

  • Teams are limited to 4 participants max.

  • Every team member must be registered on Devpost and have joined the hackathon page.

  • Stealing source code, art, or music is strictly prohibited. 

  • Projects must be submitted through Devpost by 6:00 PM Pacific Time, Friday June 18th.

  • Once the makeathon begins, you will have the option to submit your project. You can continue to edit and resubmit your project until the deadline.

  • Each team is limited to one (1) submission.

    • Delegate one person on your team to complete the submission form.

  • You must include a demo video that is no longer than 2 minutes.

    • If you're uploading your video onto Youtube, please make sure your video is public or unlisted.

  • If your project has any coding, you must include the GitHub repo link.

  • You will be required to answer and complete the submission questions.

  • You  must select all of the prize categories you’d like to opt in to be judged for.

    • In the drop down menu, hold Control (Windows) or Command (Mac) to select your multiple choices.

  • Remember to invite all of your teammates onto your Devpost project as contributors.

    • Devpost submissions form will have an "Invite your team" section, where you can either share the specific link with your teammates or invite them via email.

  • A valid submission is a project produced at PrideMakers 2021, from start to finish. Any code written, art or music made before hacking begins will be disqualified.

Judges

Laura Gao

Laura Gao
Comic Artist - She/Her

Lachlan Campbell

Lachlan Campbell
Watershed Web designer-developer - They/Them

Tiffany Peng

Tiffany Peng
Team Liquid Senior Graphic Designer - She/They

Stacey Yamada

Stacey Yamada
Team Liquid Senior Graphic Designer - She/They

Felipe Magaña

Felipe Magaña
Team Liquid Graphic Artist - He/Him

Courtney Williams

Courtney Williams
Team Liquid Community Manager, Liquid+ Fan Support - She/Her

Nina Palomba

Nina Palomba
Graphic Artist & Creative Director - She/Her

Hoang

Hoang
DJ & Producer - He/Him

Max Wofford

Max Wofford
Hack Club Operations and Engineering - He/Him

Zach Fogg

Zach Fogg
Hack Club Community Game Designer - He/Him

Nick Walsh

Nick Walsh
AWS Senior Developer Advocate - He/Him

Steven Biester

Steven Biester
IMC Trading Global Head of Marketing - He/Him

Gwen van Scherpenseel

Gwen van Scherpenseel
IMC Trading Graduate Recruiter - She/Her

Megan Reddy

Megan Reddy
IMC Trading APAC Marketing Projects Manager - She/Her

Michelle Gokel

Michelle Gokel
IMC Trading Marketing and Branding Manager - She/Her

Anna Maree Manciet

Anna Maree Manciet
Alienware Community Engagement - She/Her

Danielle Rourke

Danielle Rourke
Dell Technologies Senior Higher Education Strategist - She/Her

Leah Koons

Leah Koons
Alienware North American Loyalty and Esports Lead - She/Her

Snow White

Snow White
Alienware Senior K12 Education Strategist - She/Her

Judging Criteria

  • [Technical Project] Originality and Innovation
    How creative is this project? Is this project unique and innovative? Is it a solution to a problem we have never seen before?
  • [Technical Projects] Quality
    How much effort was put into the project? Is this project free of major bugs? Is it user friendly? Is the user experience smooth? Is it well designed?
  • [Technical Project] Practicality
    How useful is this project? Does this project have any feasible application in real life? Is the hack practical?
  • [Technical Project] Complexity
    How technically interesting and difficult is the project? Does it use and incorporate APIs? Your project should show that your team has some proficiency in the technologies used.
  • [Creative Project] Creativity
    How creative is this project?
  • [Creative Project] Clarity
    Does the project follow the theme of Self Expression?
  • [Music Projects Only] Structure
    Does the music follow a basic track structure (intro, climax, resolution/ending)?
  • [Art Projects Only] Artistic Quality
    What artistic techniques are used in the illustrative art piece? How well were they used?
  • [All Projects] Overall Impression
    What is the message you are getting from this project? Does it resonate with you in some way?

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