OpenCV AI Competition 2023

An international open source competition on computer vision & AI by OpenCV Foundation.

Total prize pool of $48,000+

OpenCV AI Competition 2023
OpenCV AI Competition 2023
This contest is over and the winners are being selected. Winners will be announced on December 21, 2023.



Other questions

Did I win the contest? When will I receive my prize?

If you are a winner, we will contact you directly via email to arrange the shipment of your prize.

I submitted my project but it says "Awaiting moderation". Will it affect my eligibility?
As long as you submit your project before the deadline it doesn't matter when it is moderated. Just sit back and enjoy a well deserved break!
My project is locked and I can't edit it anymore. Why is that?
All projects entered in the contest are locked after the submission deadline to ensure that they remain the same during the judging process. They are then unlocked after winners are announced.
Somebody copied my entry! What can I do?
When judging entries, we take into account the submission date. When an entry is clearly plagiarized from another, we favor the original entry. If you believe the result of the judging is unfair, please email us at to appeal.
What are the entry requirements?

To be eligible for judging, you must meet ALL of the following requirements unless otherwise stated:

General Requirements

  • You must be registered as a participant for this contest.
  • Your entry must be your own original work.
  • Your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other Hackster contest.
  • Your team is no more than 4 members per entry.*

*By entering a submission to this contest on behalf of a team, you acknowledge that you are the designated representative authorized to act on behalf of your team. (See full rules below for details)

Project Deliverables Requirements

The final submission must consist of

  • Technical report
  • Working code
  • Short Video
  • Your project submission deliverables must be in English OR Chinese language only.
  • Your project must be submitted by 30th November 2023.
What are the judging criteria?

Your project will be judged according to the rubric below.

  • Technical report and working code (Weightage: 80%)
    Story/Instructions - Show how you created your project, including images, screenshots, and/or a demonstration of your solution working as intended. Include working code with helpful comments. Ask yourself: “If I were a beginner reading this project, would I understand how to recreate it?”
  • Short Video (Weightage: 20%)
    Short video of upto 5 mins to explain the algorithm and showing a project demo.
What are the prizes?
Ranked Prize
  • 1st Place: Grand Prize Winner Sponsored by KHADAS ($7,472 value)
  • 2nd Place: 1st Runner-up ($5,472 value)
  • 3rd Place: 2nd Runner-up ($4,472 value)
  • Finalist ($1,699 value) (7 are available)
Popular Vote - 1st Place
  • Community's Pick (1st Place) Sponsored by Seeed Studio ($1,199 value)
Popular Vote - 2nd Place
  • Community's Pick (2nd Place) Sponsored by Seeed Studio ($999 value)
Popular Vote - 3rd Place
  • Community's Pick (3rd Place) Sponsored by Seeed Studio ($899 value)
Popular Vote - Finalist
  • Community's Pick (Finalist) Sponsored by Seeed Studio ($799 value) (20 are available)
What are the steps to enter the contest?

Step 1: Register for the Contest

  • Start by creating a free account on (or sign-in if already a member).
  • Register for the contest by clicking “Register as a participant”.

Step 2: Build and Document Your Project

  • Build your project according to the submission requirements.
  • Document your project build using Hackster’s project template. To create a new project, click “create new project” on the contest page or the “+” symbol in the top right corner of your Hackster page.

Step 3: Review and submit your project

  • Review your project and make sure it meets all the submission requirements.
  • Upload a previously created project by clicking “add existing project” on the contest page.
  • Submit your project by 30th November 2023 by clicking “review and submit project” on the contest page.
What is the contest timeline?

Contest begins:

July 10, 2023 at 6:00 AM PT

Submissions close:

November 30, 2023 at 11:59 PM PT

Winners announced:

December 21, 2023

When will winners be announced? Where can I see the list?

Contest winners will be announced on December 21, 2023. The list of winners will be visible on the main page (Contest brief).

Who is eligible to participate?

You are eligible to enter if you meet the following requirements at time of entry:

  • You are at least 13 years of age
    If you are 12 years or younger, you must receive a legal guardian's permission and have them complete Hackster’s contest permission form prior to submitting an entry into this contest. Send any questions to
  • You are not a resident of Russian Federation, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria
    US export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to the countries listed above, therefore residents of these countries are not eligible to participate in this challenge.
  • You are not involved in the execution or administration of this contest.
  • You are not an immediate family member or household member of a Hackster employee.
How do I submit the source code?

Please include the link to your code repository in the project report submission PDF document. 

I have already submitted my project, but have subsequently made changes. Can I resubmit?

Yes. You can resubmit your project any time up to the submission deadline which is November 30th, 2023 at 11:59 PM/23:59 Hours UTC-8 (Pacific Time). 

In addition to OpenCV, can I use other software at the same time?

Yes, sure. Please feel free to use any other software along with OpenCV for your project.

Is it mandatory to submit the code?

Yes, submission of your project code is mandatory. Your project code has to be open sourced if you are to participate in the competition. 

Which format which I use for the deliverables as a part of my project submission?

Submission of project deliverables in the form of a compressed zip file is preferred. The file must include the project report in PDF format and a video demo. 

Which language should I use for email and report?

You can submit your project deliverables in English or Chinese languages. 

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