DesignMerced is UC Merced’s first virtual designathon, hosted by HackMerced for creatives and design individuals in high school and college from around the world. DesignMerced is a 24-hour event that will enhance designer's and creator's innovative skills and showcase their uniqueness of solving design with technology.

Students with all levels of design experience are encouraged to join us and discover their potential as problem-solvers, innovators, and future designers. Look forward to a day of workshops, activities, networking, games, and more! To view the schedule please head on over to our site! 

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Anyone is allowed to participate. Teams can comprise of any individuals from 1 to 4 members (4 max)


A video submission is required for this event, the video should be no longer than 2 minutes and describes what your product is, how it adheres to the track, and what future enhancements you would make on your product.

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$2,119 in prizes

Prize - Adobe Creative Cloud 1 Year Licenses

1 Adobe Creative Cloud (1 year subscription) licenses given to each member for the team that comes in first place.

Prize- Tablet, gloves, and nibs bundle

Prize- Wacom CTL4100 Tablet, Wacom ACK20001 Standard Nibs, and Parblo PR-01 Two-Finger Glove for each winner

Prize - Camera

1 FujiFilm max cameras per member of winning team.

axure certificates (2)

2 Axure RP 9 Team certificates (limit 1 per team)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Manjot Singh

Manjot Singh

Judging Criteria

  • Judging
    Criteria will be provided externally!

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