Canon Hackathon Challenge


Get access to Canon’s all new Camera Control API and develop a creative application of your own. The CCAPI is a RESTful API that connects via Wi-Fi to simplify integration. Create a working application in a clean format. The application must be considered to be the best use case of the CCAPI provided. The application you design is entirely up to you. The most creative and impressive use of Canon’s CCAPI will win. Canon will award efficiency creativity and innovation as the deciding factors in the use case. Essentially use the functionality of the CCAPI to create the best Image Acquisition and/or Remote Camera Control application that you can think of.

Grading Criteria
25 points: Use of the API
30 points: Innovation
30 points: Creativity
15 points: Presentation
Extra Credit for Scalability
Extra Credit for Marketability

Challenge Type

On-Site Hackathon


1st Place – Up to $2,500 (each team member will receive a $500 Canon Gift Card & Canon swag bag)

2nd Place – Up to $1,250 (each team member will receive a $250 Canon Gift Card & Canon swag bag)

Projects solving this challenge


Enhanced event photography


It is kind of a basic version of photoshop for kids, that has easy to use interactive functions and other filters that they can implement on the image collected directly from the camera to the web browser.

Canon booth

Photobooth where people can take professionla quality photos by themselves


For a fun a safe and selfie experience!

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Events specific to challenge