TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season Two

Welcome to TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season 2! After a successful Hackathon, we are fired up and ready to launch the second Hackathon of the year, and it is bigger than ever with $1 million in total prizes!

To join the hackathon, register your interest on DevPost and make sure you read the rules carefully and submit your project before 2022-07-25T21:00:00Z. Here’s our Hackathon schedule at a glance.

Submission Period: 2022-05-16T13:00:00Z2022-07-25T21:00:00Z

Judging/Voting Period: 2022-08-01T13:00:00Z2022-08-11T21:00:00Z

Winners Announced: Around 2022-08-17T16:00:00Z

For this hackathon, you will be submitting a complete project so make sure to have your project ready and submitted before the deadline. There are $760,000 of prizes to be won if you participate on DevPost, with $190,000 prizes for each of the 4 tracks. A panel of judges will choose the winners through the DevPost platform.

If you would like to increase your chances of winning additional prizes, sign up on the TRON DAO Forum and start posting your Hackathon project post to our Hackathon 2022 Season 2 category when submission opens on May 16, 2022. Creating a project post on the forum will enable you to win from an additional pool of $220,000 forum prizes, with $55,000 prizes to be won for each of the 4 tracks. The forum winners will be chosen by the forum community members through polls.

Hackathon participants that participate in both the DevPost and the Forum platform will be eligible to win up to two prizes with a single project, one prize from each platform.

The TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 and the TRON DAO Forum are all about possibilities, interactions, and empowering the TRON DAO community to have a say in the digital world. The decentralized web is all about putting the power in the hands of the people. With TRON DAO Hackathon 2022 Season 2, anyone can win a prize, including those who are not participating in the submission of a hackathon project. Therefore, we introduce 4 more additional bonus hackathon prizes other than the track prizes, which we will elaborate below.

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REQUIREMENTS

Participate in the TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 by submitting your project on the Devpost platform before the deadline. Here’s how:

DEVPOST SUBMISSIONS

Build (or significantly update) a software application/dApp/website that integrates with the TRON/BTTC blockchain that fits into one of the following tracks:

  • Web3 Track: contribute to the transition of Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 by introducing useful DAO tools and SocialFi
  • DeFi Track: Leverage DeFi to offer convenient financial solutions to everyone
  • GameFi Track: The next generation GameFi where entertainment meets blockchain
  • NFT Track: Embrace the creator economy

What to Submit

  • Provide a URL to your code repository OR a link to a functional prototype for judging and testing.
  • Include a video (about 3 minutes) that demonstrates your submission. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook Video and made public.
  • Identify which category you are submitting into.
  • The completed submission form on Devpost before the deadline.

TRON DAO FORUM SUBMISSIONS

In addition, you are also highly recommended to create a Hackathon project post on the TRON DAO Forum at the beginning of the Hackathon to increase the chance of winning a Hackathon prize. You will be posting the same project you will be submitting to the DevPost platform.

Forum hackathon winners will be selected by the community through the forum poll. Participants that chose to participate on the DevPost platform and the TRON DAO Forum will be eligible to win up to two Hackathon prizes.

Steps to participate:

  • Sign up on TRON DAO Forum
  • Send a private message to admin.hackathon and provide your DevPost username. If you are new to the forum and doesn’t have the permission to send a private message yet, you will leave your DevPost username in this thread
  • Wait for an approval to be added to the Hackathon group which will give you the permission to create a project post on the correct hackathon participant category
  • Post your project in the TRON Hackathon > Hackathon 2022 Season 2 category on the TRON DAO Forum and tag it with one of the relevant tags: Web3, DeFi, GameFi, or NFT
  • Follow the hackathon project post format given to create a new topic for your hackathon project
  • You should update your project post actively as you made progress throughout the hackathon period
  • You should also actively answer community questions in your own project post as the community will be the ones that chose the Forum Hackathon winners
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PRIZING STRUCTURE

There will be 4 tracks for you to participate in - WebFi, DeFi, GameFi and NFT. If your project covers multiple tracks, simply chose the most relevant track that describes your project.

Each of the 4 tracks will have the same prizing structure as below:

1st Prize $60k
2nd Prize $40k
3rd Prize $30k
4th Prize $25k
5th Prize $20k
1st Runner Up $5k
2nd Runner Up $5k
3rd Runner Up $5k

Participating in the TRON DAO Forum will also enable you to win one of the forum track prizes. Each of the 4 tracks will have the same prizing structure as below:

1st Place $10k
2nd Place $9k
3rd Place $8k
4th Place $7k
5th Place $6k
1st Runner Up $5k
2nd Runner Up $5k
3rd Runner Up $5k

There are 4 additional bonus prizes to be won for this season of the TRON Grand Hackathon! You can even win one of the community contributor prizes without coding in the hackathon! :partying_face:

  • Bonus: Devpost Community Prize $5,000 - Determined by popular choice voting on Devpost by DevPost community members.

  • Bonus: Potential Project Prize $5,000 - Determined by the TRON DAO team based on a project’s potential value. Awarded to a project that did not win another prize.

  • Bonus: TRON Ecosystem Prize $5,000 - Determined by the TRON DAO team based on a project’s valuable contribution to the TRON Ecosystem. Awarded to a project that did not win another prize.

  • Bonus: Community Contributor Prize $5,000 - Determined by the TRON DAO team based on an individual’s valuable contributions during the hackathon. Awarded to individuals who did not win another prize. The individual does not need to be a hackathon project participant. Up to 10 individuals may split this prize pool with a minimum of $500 per person.

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Originality & Creativity
    How novel and innovative is the idea? Does it set out to do something unique or at least improve existing models?

  • Technicality & Design
    What is tech like? Is it user-friendly and does it have comprehensive and efficient features? Is it designed to scale?

  • Business Model & Feasibility
    What is the value proposition and how does it set out to differentiate itself? How will it capture the market and/or generate revenue?

  • Usability
    What is the user experience like? Is it clean and intuitive such that users not familiar with blockchain can easily interact with the program?

  • Practicality & Use Case
    Is this something the community would actually use and want? Will the idea have an impact on the crypto community?

  • Contribution to the Crypto Ecosystem
    How does your idea increase crypto adoption, value for its users, and innovation in the field of blockchain? Does it welcome new users and help existing users?

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FAQS

Q. Where do I sign up for TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season 2?
You are required to sign up on DevPost. Please make sure to read the rules carefully and submit your project before the deadline.

Q. Is it compulsory to join TRON DAO Forum for this hackathon?
It is not compulsory to join this forum to participate in the current hackathon. However, joining the TRON DAO Forum and posting your project here will enable you to win additional prizes from the forum prize pool of $220,000.

Q. What are the steps for a Hackathon participant that wishes to join the forum prize pool?

  • After you sign up on DevPost, sign up for an account on the TRON DAO Forum
  • Send a private message to admin.hackathon and provide your DevPost username
  • Wait for an approval to be added to the Hackathon group which will give you the permission to create a project post on the correct hackathon participant category
  • Post your project in the TRON Hackathon > Hackathon 2022 Season 2 category on the TRON DAO Forum and tag it with one of the relevant tags: Web3, DeFi, GameFi, or NFT.

Q. How long will it take for the forum approval to post in the Hackathon 2022 Season 2 category?
It will take less than 24 hours for the approval to take place. If you are still not able to create your project post after 24 hours, please send a private message to admin.hackathon and provide your DevPost username again.

Q. What do I need to do after posting a project to the forum?
You will need to ensure you submit your complete project before the deadline on DevPost. Additionally, you will have to make sure you are actively monitoring your project post and answering the community’s questions. Make sure to post new updates to your project post often to get community members engaged as they are the ones that will be voting during the judging period and chose 8 winners per track from forum hackathon participants.

Q. Can I join the hackathon if I already have an existing developed/developing project?
Yes. You can still join the hackathon provided that you have made significant updates or new feature additions to your project. Please make sure to make it clear to judges and the community what you have built and what will you be building during the hackathon period.

Q. Can I join the hackathon if I have participated in TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season 1?
You are more than welcome to join season 2 of the hackathon. You will need to signup on DevPost like the rest of the participants and create a new project post under TRON Hackathon > Hackathon 2022 Season 2 category.

Q. What are the differences between TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season 1 and Season 2?
Season 2 has doubled its total prize pool and the prizing structure is different. Instead of a project proposal that was the submission requirement for Season 1, the submission requirement for Season 2 is a complete project along with a video summary of your project. Please make sure to read the rules fully before submitting your project.

Q. How to find the number of Hackathon S2 registrant so far?
You may check live hackathon participants at https://tron.devpost.com/ on the “Participants” tab. You may also check all submitted Forum entries for S2 here - Hackathon 2022 Season 2 - TRONDAO Forum

Q. Will there still be community voting for S2?
Yes, there will be but it will work in a different way. There will be two main hackathon prize pool - one for DevPost and one for TRON DAO Forum. The judges listed on DevPost will pick the winners of DevPost participants and the TRON DAO Forum community members will pick the winners for Forum participants.

Q. What if I still have other questions?
Feel free to leave your questions in this thread and our hackathon support team will get back to you publicly ASAP.

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So awesome! looking forward to this!

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@exoncenter team are safe and we want to join to TRON Grand Hackathon S2!

We will be introducing our entry to the Grand Hackathon season Two in the coming weeks…

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Can you clarify one important difference with respect to Season 1 Hackathon:

  • in season 1 the winning projects had to develop the application during the 2 months after the selection was made
  • in season 2 the projects submitted must be already functional, there will be no development phase for the hackathon. The awarded projects will get the prizes and no further milestones will be needed
    Did I get it right?

Hello! I whould like to join hackathon.

Hi @Sirluke

That is correct. This is one of the requirements of DevPost. Therefore, participants will be judged based on the complete project that they will be submitting. There won’t be any milestone payment but a one-time payment upon winning. However, for those who decided to participate in the Forum for the additional Forum prize pool, it is highly recommended to provide a simple (can be somewhat flexible) milestone plan to show the judges and the community so people know what to expect at what stages.

Looking forward to your team’s project again in S2. All the best!

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Looking forward to seeing your project. Please read the rules fully and make sure you have already signed up on https://tron.devpost.com

If you would like to participate in the Forum to win additional hackathon prizes, don’t forget to DM us your DevPost username so we can enable you access to create the project post in the right category. Thanks!

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@admin.hackathon Yes, I already registered there. The rules say that I have to tell you my login in a private message, but I don’t see an option to send you a private message on this form.

@ZeroBlock To send a Direct Message to a user, simply click on their username and click on the Message button. In your case, you can click on our username (admin.hackathon) and then click on the Message button to DM us your DevPost username. Thank you.

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Congratulations on providing these cool incentives. :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: :sunglasses:

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Hi Mr. Admin, I don’t see a message button, only reply, I am new so perhaps not all features are available for me? Anyway my name is Kuyawa in both Devpost and this forum so please allow me to post my project, thank you

You can familiarize yourself by checking out the Greetings message sent by our bot. Anyway, you have been added to the Hackathon group. Please make sure to post to the correct TRON Hackathon > Hackathon 2022 Season 2 category.

Thank you.

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@admin.hackathon Hello! We would like to join Hackathon :smiley:

@admin.hackathon Hi! I joined the hackathon on DevPost. My username there is Vadym Kutsenko (vadkutsen)