AWS is back with another 5G global hackathon! We’re challenging you to use your creativity, technical knowledge, and problem solving skills to build apps utilizing the power of AWS on 5G. 

AWS Wavelength is an AWS Infrastructure offering optimized for mobile edge computing applications. Wavelength Zones are AWS infrastructure deployments that embed AWS compute and storage services within communications service providers’ (CSP) datacenters at the edge of the 5G network, so application traffic from 5G devices can reach application servers running in Wavelength Zones without leaving the telecommunications network. This avoids the latency that would result from application traffic having to traverse multiple hops across the Internet to reach their destination, enabling customers to take full advantage of the latency and bandwidth benefits offered by modern 5G networks.

The possibilities are endless! Be sure to check out some inspiration below with our use-cases and resources. Will you get creative and build a new app or will you update an existing application to be run on a Wavelength zone? 


AWS Wavelength Zones are available in ten cities across the U.S. on Verizon’s 5G network, in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan on the KDDI 5G network, in Daejeon, South Korea on SK Telecom’s 5G network, and in London on the Vodafone 5G network.



  • Demo video. 2 - 3 minute demo video that shows your functioning application.

  • URL to a code repository 

  • If existing, the app must have been significantly modified on AWS Wavelength during the submission period

Hackathon Sponsors


$50,000 in prizes

First Place

• $15,000 USD
• Featured on AWS social channels

Second Place

• 10,000 USD
• Featured on AWS social channels

Third Place

• $7,500 USD
• Featured on AWS social channels

Fourth Place

• $5,000 USD
• Featured on AWS social channels

Fifth Place

• $2,500 USD
• Featured on AWS social channels

Honorable Mention (5)

• $2,000 USD for up to (5) projects

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Saravanan Shanmugam

Saravanan Shanmugam
Senior Wavelength Solutions Architect, AWS

Bala Thekkedath

Bala Thekkedath
Principal Product Marketing Manager, AWS

Scott Renda

Scott Renda
Sr Manager Product EC2, AWS

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    Includes creativity and originality of the idea.
  • Feasibility of the Implementation
    Includes how well the idea could potentially be executed by the developer.
  • Potential Value to End-users
    Includes the extent to which the solution has the potential to provide value and impact to its users.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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