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Call for Contests & Events

DEF CON is planning to perform a risk assessment to help us decide, ideally by sometime in April, if we should hold a physical "last known good configuration" conference in Las Vegas for 2021. We would adhere to all health and safety guidelines, so the better we can understand them the more informed our assessment will be. Until then we need you to help us plan!

In this call for participation we have NEW questions for the COVID-19 era that will be used in deciding how much interest people have in remaining on-line only, hybrid, or in person only.

The following questions intend to answer what level of participation you are comfortable with considering these circumstances. (Feel free to elaborate if needed, you can change your mind up until we make a final decision about in person.)

Are you interested in being entirely online, with no interest if there is an in-person possibility? Y/N

Are you interested in participating if DEF CON becomes a "hybrid event" with some in-person and some on-line? Y/N

Would you be interested in doing both? Y/N

Would you be interested in only in person? Y/N

Any questions or concerns you have?

As things change we will be as transparent as possible and keep everyone up to date.


Call for Contests & Events


Every year hundreds of dedicated hackers put their heads together and ask themselves one question "How are we going to do it bigger, and better, than last year?", and every year they do. Join them! Give us your craziest ideas, your fresh outlook, your passion. We'll select the top submissions and give you the space to help make it happen.

All of the insanely awesome DEF CON events don't materialize out of thin air, so that's where YOU come in. We're looking for content. New ideas, old ideas, or a new spin on old ideas. We want to see it all.

Please cut & paste the following form into the body of an email and mail to contests@defcon.org. The deadline to submit is April 1, 2021.

::DEF CON Contests & Events Application::

Are you applying to host a 'Contest', or an 'Event'?

Is this a new, or returning contest?

Official name of your C&E (used for Art, Marketing, Announcements, et al.)?

Please provide a full description of your C&E (used for Marketing, program, webpage, et al.):

Why DEF CON?
Note: This is your opportunity to directly address the contest team why you think your contest is good for our hacker con.

How will you or your contest &/or event, contribute a new perspective to the content at DEF CON?

Images, If any images or logos accompany your contest or event, please include it with your application.

Please have them in highest resolution possible (at least 300dpi raster, or vector format), source file is preferred.
Acceptable raster (pixel) formats: .tiff, .jpg, .png, .psd.
Acceptable vector formats: .ai, .eps, .SVG
Image should be clearly named for your event, example: "contestname.ai". Please don't send "DefconLogo-v.1".

Please provide the official web address/URL/twitter account for your C&E if available:

Which days and times will your C&E operate?:

Please provide the primary POC's Name:

Please provide the primary POC's email address:

Please provide the secondary POC's Name:

Please provide the secondary POC's email address:

NEW! If your contest or event is accepted, do you consent to inviting the primary & secondary contacts to the official DEF CON planning project on "Basecamp"? We will use the email addresses you included on your application (unless stated otherwise). DEF CON staff, and other contest and event coordinators would be able to see your email address once you accepted the invitation. Yes/No

Please provide any additional information/requests:

Any comments or notes for us? Questions?:

Thank you for your application, someone with DEF CON Contests will respond to your application that it's been received within 3 business days. If you don't hear from us something went wrong, please send us another message, check your spam filters, reach out, etc. Final decision on who is granted contest space won't happen until a few days after the close of the deadline on April 1st, if not sooner.

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