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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.