Bochum - WORTWORTWORT: Reinventing Art Digitally - DigiEduHack 2020

Bochum - WORTWORTWORT: Reinventing Art Digitally



Let's create the future of art together!

This year the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the literature festival WORTWORTWORT are partnering up to find new solutions for better cooperation between big players with different perspectives concerning art. How exactly can the academic approach of the universities and the economic and artistic interests of the agencies and artists of the creative industries be aligned? Due to the big impact the pandemic has had on the creative sector, how can art events be transformed more easily onto a digital stage? We're asking these questions in our 2020 hackathon and are hopnig that you will join us!

Join us online on 9-10 Nov 2021
And team up to solve our challenge:

#57 / WORTWORTWORT: Reinventing Art Digitally

Digitalization is a constantly changing field that broadens its reach. Nearly everything in our daily life is connected to it. We want to focus on the creative sector and the possibilities of cooperation between universities and creative industries. Let’s think about creative soultions!

Who can join?


Teachers or educators



Education professionals


Any questions?

Check the most commonly asked questions in our FAQ. If you don't find the answer you are looking for, you can contact us!


All times indicated are in the event local timezone



Sadly we won't be able to offer monetary prices. But if the saying that "the true price was the friends we made along the way" also dosen't sound rewarding, you can win a picture of freshly baked cookies and internet points. Still, the best teams can win €5000 in a global award contest. Regardless, the solution of our winner will be added to the commemorative publication of the WORTWORTWORT literature festival and our participants will be awarded a certificate of participation.

Mentors & Jury

Coming soon! We’re trying to present as many different perspectives as possible from different sectors all connected to art and the change that digitalization means for it.

Downloads and links

1. Preliminary statement


Welcome to DigiEduHack. This set of rules is a body of principles governing DigiEduHack as a whole.
Each DigiEduHack challenge might have additional and/or specific rules.


DigiEduHack is a hackathon that encourages collaboration, co-creation and real-life change. Even if in the end three teams will be crowned as global winners and will get 5000€ each, any solution uploaded on can potentially have an impact on digital education. This reflects the spirit of DigiEduHack: you take part in this hackathon because you and your team members want to take action and contribute to solving an actual challenge.


DigiEduHack is free, accessible, inclusive and sustainable. Please keep in mind these values when entering and taking part in a DigiEduHack challenge. Participants are expected to behave according to these values.

Do not shame, mock, attack, despise or hurt other participants.
Do support other teams, respect the differences, encourage, help and include others.

Be positive and remember to have fun: DigiEduHack is fist and foremost a great experience where you are going to meet fantastic people, get new cool skills, grow your network.


Last but not least: in case of doubt, please contact either the owner of the challenge or the DigiEduHack central team

2. Rules


Prior to joining Digieduhack, you as a participant should pick a challenge. Most of the challenges have an open recruitment; some challenges have a conditional recruitment (be a student part of the challenge owner's institution for example). You can see the status of a challenge by checking its label on the "2020 events" page and on the "2020 challenges" page.


As a participant, you can only join/take part in one DigiEduHack challenge in 2020. You can join alone, or take part as a team. If you tale pat as a team, each team members should sign up for the challenge individually. The size of the teams is decided by each challenge owner. This size may vary from one challenge to another. The composition of a team is decided by the local challenge owners. Please refer to the documentation specific to the challenge you wish to join. In case of doubt, please contact the challenge owner.


As a participant you are expected to take part in all/most of the activities organised by the challenge owner on the 12-13 November 2020. Challenge owners can decide to make some or all activities mandatory, either before, during or after their DigiEduHack event. Please refer to the planning of the challenge you joined for further info.


Your solution should be co-created and finalised during the DigiEduHack event you're taking part in. It's allowed to join with draft ideas, frameworks, ideas and concepts. It's not allowed to join with a ready-made, ready-to-be-rolled-out solution. You can get inspiration from existing solution but plagiarism, copy and/or any other form of treachery or deception are totally forbidden. You can use open source resources if you clearly attribute the sampled part(s) to their original creator(s) and if the sampled part(s) is a minor component of your solution.


DigiEduHack is a multilevel hackathon where each challenge owner chooses one winning solution and might choose one or several runner-ups. Each challenge owner has their own judging grid to assess submitted solutions: please contact your challenge owner for more details. All the winning solutions (NOT the runner-ups) enter the global competition where the DigiEduHack steering group chooses 10 to 12 finalists based on the criteria available here. These 10 to 12 finalist solutions are uploaded on the United Nations' Unite Ideas platform to be submitted to a public vote. The three solutions that gather the most votes are declared global winners and their teams are awarded 5000€ each.


At the end of the event you are taking part in, follow and respect your challenge owner's instructions on when to stop working on your solution and on where, how and when your solution will be assessed: pay especially attention to mandatory pitching/demo sessions and upload requirements. You had no time to finish? No worries: notify it during your pitch/demo/upload in the description of your project.  All the solutions created during DigiEduHack 2020 should be uploaded on Solutions uploaded to are made public under the DigiEduHack intellectual property guidelines.


Only ONE team member should upload the team's solution on, and only ONE solution per team should be uploaded. A team can only upload a solution for a challenge they are registered for and actually took part in. Before starting the upload process, please check the solution upload guidelines. To upload your solution login, go to "upload your solution" and follow the steps.


Participants or teams can be disqualified and excluded from DigiEdUhack for breaking one of the aforementioned rules/preliminary statements. If a single participant in a team breaks a rule, the participant will be excluded from their team and from DigiEduHack. The rest of the team can keep taking part in DigiEduHack. If a team as a whole breaks a rule, they will be excluded from DigiEduHack. Each challenge owner decides in full discretion on exclusions for their own event. The DigiEduHack central team decides in full discretion on exclusions for the global competition. Exclusions are definitive. Solutions that break the rules described in 2.4 will be disqualified. If a winning solution is disqualified, the challenge owner will organise a second deliberation and annouce a new winner. If a finalist solution or a global winning solution is disqualified, the Steering group as a whole or in a smaller quorum will assess a new finalist solution and a new public vote will take place.



Frequently asked questions

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The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of the ten largest universities in Germany. Multidisciplinary and forward thinking we are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Homepage:
The WORTWORTWORT festival is a one-of-a-kind literature festival for the digital era in Bochum, Germany. Running from 08. – 20. November 2020, the possebilities of digitalization will be used in innovative and creative ways to offer the art of literary writing new forms and a new stage fitting for the 21st century. Homepage:

Our Solutions

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Our challenge, your solutions
WORTWORTWORT: Reinventing Art Digitally
Digitalization is a constantly changing field that broadens its reach. Nearly everything in our daily life is connected to it. We want to focus on the creative sector and the possibilities of cooperation between universities and creative industries. Let’s think about creative soultions!
Interactive & innovative formats for digital art festivals

For many cultural events that are now online we present in our solution interactive and innovative formats, which should transform these events in digital formats in the best way possible. 

DigiEduHack 2021 partners & supporters

DigiEduHack is an EIT initiative under the European Commission's Digital Education Action Plan, led by EIT Climate-KIC and coordinated by Aalto University. In 2021, the main stage event is hosted by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in cooperation with the International Research Center on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) under the auspices of UNESCO.

EIT Climate-Kic

Aalto University

European commission

Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport

International Research Center on Artificial Intelligence

EIT Community: Human Capital