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.

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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.