2016 Macathon and Funkathon winners, Coderoni and Kingdom Roots

Congratulations to all 2016 Macathon and Funkathon participants! Review the final round of presentations and view photos from the event.

What Is Macathon?

Macathon is Macalester's overnight innovation and creativity contest with over $2000 in cash prizes. Macalester students form teams of 3-6 participants to compete. The three teams that come up with the most innovative solution to a significant problem in the commercial or nonprofit sector win cash prizes.

New this year is Funkathon, an overnight musical composition contest of teams competing for over $2000 in cash prizes and the opportunity to have feedback from successful Macalester alumni working in the music/art world.  Composers, performance and multi-media artists, and creators are invited to form teams of 3 - 6 participants to write and produce an original piece of music or multi- media presentation up to 4 minutes in length. The work will be recorded with a professional sound engineer for judging.

Macathon and Funkathon on Facebook


Cash Prizes!

Winning teams will win over $2000 in cash prizes.

1st Place: $1,000
2nd Place: $750
3rd Place: $500

The first-place team will also win a follow-up consulting session with a pair of Macathon judges.


Macathon 2015
Macathon 2014
Macathon 2013