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    Was the government trying to figure out what you were really up to during quarantine? Alien mind control rays have you down? Fear not, for we here at the Tin Foil Hat contest have your back. Come find us in the contest area, and we'll have you build a tin foil hat which is guaranteed to provide top quality protection for your noggin. How you ask? SCIENCE!

    Show us your skills by building a tin foil hat to shield your subversive thoughts. (Bonus points if you integrate a face-mask to block those pesky viruses)

    There are 2 categories: stock and unlimited. The hat in each category that causes the most signal attenuation will receive the "Substance" award for that category. We all know that hacker culture is all about looking good, though, so a single winner will be selected from each category for "Style".


    This contest has always been about including as many folks as possible in a fun and non-intimidating competition. There are no special skills/knowledge/tools/materials needed, and anyone can give it a try. (We even provide the foil). Over the years we've heard time and time again how happy people are to be able to participate; and we love bringing these good times to DEF CON every year.
    PGP key: dtangent@defcon.org valid 2020 Jan 15, to 2024 Jan 01 Fingerprint: BC5B CD9A C609 1B6B CD81 9636 D7C6 E96C FE66 156A

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    Hi Folks, looking forward to our fourth year at DEFCON and all the great hats you'll be making.

    If you're virtual, no worries, you can participate in our online style competition. We'll be taking submissions via Twitter (@DC_Tin_Foil_Hat) from Thursday Aug. 5th at 10am PST until Saturday Aug. 7th at 5pm PST.

    If we'll see you in person, you can come make a hat and compete in the Contest Area (Bally's Hotel) on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday from 10am-5pm PST. We will provide a limited amount of foil, but you're more than welcome to build your own at home or in your room with materials you provide too!

    Like previous years, folks will be wandering around the conference, and handing out bonus points for wearing your hat around the con.

    Check out some of the amazing hats folks have built at previous cons on Twitter, @DC_Tin_Foil_Hat
    Cheers
    Last edited by TinFoilHat; August 1, 2021, 01:23.

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