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What is HackX Jr?

HackX Jr is an inter-school hackathon which provides a platform for school students to transform their ideas into reality. It promotes school students to build technology-based solutions to problems they see in the society.

Participants are enabled the opportunity to develop their soft skills and find inspiration to their creativity as well as problem-solving capabilities through this competition. It paves the path for schoolchildren to be introduced to the IT pathway, create interest and eventually assess the possibilities as well as benefits of IT – based entrepreneurship. It also provides a platform for industries to address the schoolchildren, evaluate their potential and benefit from their unbiased and open-minded solutions.

Competition Details

  • Students from any age group can participate in groups of 5 members and 1 mentor. (A/L students studying ICT from Physical Science stream or Technology stream are highly encouraged to take part)
  • More than one team can participate from one school.
  • Idea must be novel and feasible.
  • A fully functional prototype for the final demonstration is not compulsory, but encouraged.
  • Proposal and the final pitching can be done in either Sinhala or English medium.


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Rs. 25,000
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Rs. 20,000
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Rs. 15,000

Awareness Session

The awareness session will be conducted prior to the hackathon focusing on several aspects including introduction to hackathons, areas to focus on developing the solutions, technological tools that might be helpful and potential clues on how to market their product.
Lecturers from the Department of Industrial Management, professionals and experts from the related fields will guide teams through brainstorming.

Time & Date for the EventDate: 04 October 2019
Venue: Lumbini Theatre - Lumbini College, Colombo 05

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The Final event will require the finalist teams to present their idea or product infront of a judge panel.
(Finalist teams are shortlisted through proposal selection)
A prototype is preferred although not compulsory. The evaluation will be done under several criteria such as feasibility, technologies used, marketability, sustainability and adherance to time constraints.

Time & Date for the EventDate: 19th October 2019
Venue: Dialog Axiata Auditorium, Union Place, Colombo 02

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Registrations Open for HackX Jr!

September 6 Register Now

Registrations Close for Awareness Session

September 20 Register Now

Awareness Session

Awareness Session takes place at the Lumbini Theatre, Lumbini College, Colombo 05 from 9.00AM to 3.30PM.

October 04

Registrations Close for HackX Jr

October 09

Shortlisted Teams are Announced!

October 14

HackX Jr : Final Event

Event is held at Dialog Axiata Auditorium, Union Place, Colombo 02

October 19

Things to keep in mind..


Letter AConcept

Marks will be allocated for

  • Novelty / distinctive competency.
  • Societal impact.
  • Feasibility of the idea.

Letter BPresentation

Marks will be allocated for

  • Clarity and completeness.
  • Sustainability.
  • Business/marketing plan.
  • Adhering to the time constraints.
Team Logo Team Organization
  • A team should consist of a maximum of five members.
  • Every group must appoint a mentor for the team, preferably the teacher-in-charge of A/L ICT subject stream, or a teacher of a similar capacity.
  • No participant is allowed to represent two groups. Inclusion of the same member in two different teams will lead to automatic disqualification of both groups.
  • Participants are encouraged to design their own promotional material for their team.
  • Participants can choose an appropriate title for their team.
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  • Applications can be submitted from 6th September 2019 to 9th October 2019 through the Official web site of the event www.hackxjr.lk
  • Partially completed applications will be rejected.
  • The proposal should be uploaded as a PDF document.
  • The content of the proposal should follow the following format not exceeding the word limit 2000 words.
    1. 1. Problem Definition
    2. 2. Concept Overview
    3. 3. Technologies Used
    4. 4. Marketing Plan
  • The proposals will be evaluated through a predefined set of criteria.
  • 15 best teams will be selected for the final competition.
  • Final 15 teams will be informed through the website, e-mail and social media, and those schools will also be informed through a letter.
Awareness Session Sample Image Awareness Session
  • An awareness session for the competition will be conducted on October 04 from 9.00am to 3.30pm at the Lumbini Theatre, Lumbini College, Colombo 05 (more details will be informed to registered participants through email, and website).
  • During this session, the students will be provided with information about the hackathon, areas to focus on developing the solutions, technological tools that might be helpful and potential clues on how to market their product.
  • Lecturers from the Department of Industrial Management, professionals and experts from the related fields will guide teams through brainstorming.
  • The participating group representing the school should be confirmed through the "Registration for Awareness Session" form on this website.
  • Confirmation of the participation for the awareness session is required to be made on or before 20th of September 2019 by completing the Awareness Session Confirmation Form through the www.hackxjr.lk website.
Final Event Sample Image Finale
  • Final round selected teams will compete on the hackathon, which is scheduled to be held on 19th October at the Dialog Axiata Auditorium, Union Place, Colombo 02.
  • Each individual team needs to present their idea and how they expect to implement their solution (preferably with a prototype demonstration).

About Us

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Our Vision

Our vision is to be recognized as the pioneering platform for providing the school children of the country
with an opportunity to bring forth their ideas and accelerate creation and development of new radical solutions.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to spark innovative ideas and develop a creative and entrepreneurial culture among the school community, who will in turn contribute to global knowledge and economy, by exposing them to the corporate sector.

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Who are we?

HackX Jr is organized by the Industrial Management Science Students' Association (IMSSA), which is the student body of the Department of Industrial Management of the University of Kelaniya.

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Registrations are CLOSED for HackX Jr 2k19. Please email us at hackxjr.mit@gmail.com for any inquiries relating to your registration.

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