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<title>Youth Hacking 4 Freedom</title>
<h1>Youth Hacking 4 Freedom</h1>
<strong>If you like coding, tinkering, and having fun with software and if
you are up for a challenge, we have something exciting for you: "Youth
Hacking 4 Freedom" (YH4F), the FSFE's hacking competition for young people
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Graphic by <ahref="https://mullana.de/">Lisa Schmidt</a>, <ahref="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/">CC-BY-SA 4.0</a> or later
<h3>Join Youth Hacking 4 Freedom</h3>
Are you up for hacking on a software project of your choice? Do you want to meet like-minded people of your age from around Europe? What about getting the chance to receive one of our cash awards and to travel to Brussels to meet the other winners and great people from the Free Software movement? Then join the YH4F competition! The third round will be announced by the end of 2023. Stay tuned for more information.
We are dedicated to offering an inclusive environment in the YH4F, and we would like to encourage teenagers of all genders to join! We will make sure everyone enjoys the process and leaves this competition with added knowledge and a smile.
possibilities are endless</a>. A vital condition for the competition is that
the program should be <ahref="/freesoftware/freesoftware.html">Free
Software</a>, so that others can use, study, share, and improve the code in
<h3>Take the time you need</h3>
During the <ahref="/activities/yh4f/faq.html#2-coding-phase">coding
period</a> you have the chance to develop your project idea and work on the code or hardware. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to meet other participants from across Europe in our monthly calls.
<h3>Present your program to top experts</h3>
Your software project will be in good hands, as it will be evaluated by Free
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a wheelchair fits closely in front of the table, as the table has a
gap on the feet level. On the left, a young person holds the
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"This contest for me is a real wonder. I think that giving young people the opportunity to show others what they have thought, created and suffered doing is very nice. I have been very comfortable throughout the process, the mentors have been very kind and understood all the effort."
<cite>Miquel, creator of the Smart Table Assistant. <ahref="/news/2022/news-20221104-02.html">Interview with participants</a>.</cite>