$20K in prizes up for grab in Detroit student-run hackathon contest

DETROIT (AP) - Hundreds of college and high school students are coming to Detroit for a hackathon competition this weekend.

MHacks III runs from Friday evening to noon Sunday at The Qube downtown. At stake is up to $20,000 in prizes.

The University of Michigan-student-run event challenges contestants to race to make the coolest new device or application.

MHacks III is hosted by student groups MPowered Entrepreneurship and Michigan Hackers.

The last MHacks competition took place at Michigan Stadium in September. More than 1,200 students attended.

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