If you’re a hackathon participant disappointed that your project didn’t make the list, don’t lose hope.
There are specific reasons why your project wasn’t listed. It could be due to various factors, including missing key steps in the hackathon rules, having misleading content compared to its description, not meeting the required standards, or lacking a working demo or an English demo video to showcase your project. Additionally, if your project was primarily developed outside of the HackaTRON S5 timeframe or lacked significant updates for the Builder track, it might not have made the cut. Please keep in mind that we’ve provided reminders through HackerEarth and forum posts to assist participants.
But there’s still a chance to demonstrate your project’s value to the community! We’re offering 2 Determination Prizes of 4,500 USDD each to projects that haven’t received any awards but hold value for the community. So, even if your project didn’t make it to the community poll, you can still win one of these prizes by ensuring your project is fully functional on the mainnet before 2023-11-30T20:00:00Z and has garnered positive feedback from the community. Two projects will be chosen for this prize.
Remember, this is your opportunity to showcase the worth and potential impact of your project on the community. Keep building!
Q. Why can’t I vote?
A. You are considered too new to the TRON DAO Forum. Spend some time and read a couple of posts, leave your comments and participate in the forum. Once there’s enough activity on your account, you will be upgraded automatically to the next rank (Trust Level 1) and you will be able to vote.
Q. How many votes do I have?
You can cast up to 3 votes per track. So, you will be able to vote for a maximum of 15 projects across the 5 tracks for HackaTRON S5.
Q. How can I see the results
A. Once you have voted, you will be able to see the results for the track you have voted on right away. All votes will be public and transparent so the community can check if anyone is trying to game the system.
Q. Why aren’t some projects completed?
A. As requested by the community, HackaTRON S5 is milestone-based. Participants who have made it to this stage need only to ensure that they have a working demo and that their contracts are published to the testnet. Qualifiers will receive a portion of the Judges-selected Qualifiers prize pool and will receive the remaining prizes after publishing their projects to the mainnet by 2023-11-30T20:00:00Z. This approach ensures that the community gets to try out the projects and increases conversions. Meanwhile, the winners of the community polls will receive 100% of the community-selected winners’ prize pool to provide them with the funding needed to continue building their projects.
Q. Can contestants create multiple accounts to vote?
A. The forum system will track the IP of each user account and flag suspicious activities to admins. If contestants are found to try and game the system, they may be disqualified.
Q. Why don’t I see all participants on the forum poll?
A. The forum poll has been down-selected to meet the minimum requirement rules that HackerEarth and TRON DAO has set. Only eligible projects that met the hackathon requirements will be listed on the poll. If you are a participant but don’t see your project on the poll, it most likely has been filtered by the team as not enough significant work has been done during the HackaTRON S5 period or you did not meet certain requirements for HackaTRON S5.
Q. Is vote-buying/vote-exchanging allowed?
- Hackathon participants can guide supporters to check out the forum and check out their posts but not through spamming to incentivize
- Hackathon participants cannot force someone to vote for them
- Hackathon participants cannot incentivize someone to vote for them (in the form of cash, token, reward, gift, vote exchange, or potential benefit of any kind)
Q. What if I noticed another team is practicing vote-buying/vote-exchanging or other forms of unethical practice?
A. If you notice other project teams that have been practicing vote buying or other forms of unethical practice, please direct them to check out this post.
The TRON DAO team reserve the right to analyze and remove spam, duplicate or malicious votes, or even disqualify teams with unethical practices to keep the community voting as fair as possible. There will be a waiting period after community voting so the Hackathon team can analyze the votes and user accounts closely. Spam accounts and accounts with bad intention solely used for the purpose of the voting will be removed.