Q: I am not a Norwegian student. Can I still compete?
A: Yes, students from all over the world are eligible to compete in 120 HOURS.

Q: I just graduated from architecture studies, but I have not gotten a job yet. Can I still participate in the competition?
A: No, the competition is ONLY for active students.

Q: I have taken a year off to be an intern at an office. I am going back to school next year. Can I still compete in 120 HOURS?
A: Yes, you are still a student in our eyes and you can compete in 120HOURS. [See our Terms and conditions pt. 7.1 for more details on this]

Q: I just finished my bachelor degree, and I am going to change school for my master. Can I compete in 120 HOURS even though I am not currently enrolled in a new school?
A: Yes, as long as you are going to continue school, and you are a student you can compete. If you are no longer a student, and you have finished school, you are not eligible to compete.

Q: I study art, can I still compete?
A: If you think you have what it takes, why not? We like all types of students. How funny wouldn’t it be if a math major beat us at our own game?

Q: I’m a high school student, can I compete?
A: Yes, we invite all kinds of students to participate in 120 Hours.


Q: How many students can be a part of the team?
A: Three is the magic number. Four or more is not cool!

Q: Can students from different schools compete on the same team?
A: Yes, of course.

Q: What you mean by school certificate?
A: In order to register you have to upload a valid proof of enrollment to an educational institution. Simply take a photo or screenshot of your current and valid student ID, and you’re good!

Q: I signed up with a friend, but we want to add an extra person to the team. What do we do?
A: Send us an email on with your new member’s information, and we will help you update your profile! Remember to include your team id.

Q: I signed up, but haven’t received any confirmation with username and password. What do I do?
A: Sometimes the confirmation email takes a moment to reach you. If you don’t receive one at all, send us an email on with your team’s contact email and name, and we will look you up!

Q: Can I participate as part of a team, and individually?
A: Yes, but make sure that the proposals you deliver are clearly different.

Q: When is the registration deadline?
A: Registration deadline is 24 hours before the competition deadline. We recommend you to sign up before the assignment is released so you can keep your focus on the competition during those 120 hours.

Q: Is there an entry fee?
A: No. But you are free to donate to help us develop the 120 concept even further.


Q: It’s 2 o’clock on the competition day, yet the assignment hasn’t been released. Why is that?
A: We release the assignment 14:00 UTC+1 (Central European Time). If you are in a different timezone, you must take into account how many hours ahead you are.

Q: Can I do the competition free hand?
A: If free hand is your thing, go for it. Just keep in mind that you have to send in your proposal digitally.

Q: Is 120 HOURS held at a certain location or are all submissions done online?
A: All submissions are done online. You can do your work wherever you like.

Q: It isn’t 2 o’clock yet, but the upload has closed and I can’t hand in my proposal. What do I do?
A: Upload closes 14:00 UTC+1 (Central European Time). If you are in a different timezone, calculate how many hours ahead or behind Central European Time you are. If the upload has closed, you are too late.

Q: When do you announce the winners?
A: We will announce the winners within 14 days after jury reviews. Jury reviews are held on the 25th and 26th of April this year (2019).

Q: What are the rewards?
A: First place: € 3000  –  Second place: € 1500  –  Third place: € 750