If you’re a hackathon participant who’s disappointed that your project didn’t make it to the list above, don’t give up just yet! Let’s examine why your project wasn’t selected. It’s possible that you missed a critical step in the hackathon rules, like registering your project on both Dorahacks and the forum or not having a working demo and demo video to demonstrate your project’s potential. Additionally, your project may have been mainly coded outside of the HackaTRON S4 period, or you might not have made significant changes to it. Please note that we have given many reminders through Dorahacks newsletters, DMs, or posted publicly on the forum to help as many participants reach this stage.
But fear not, there’s still a chance to prove your project’s worth to the community! We are awarding 3 Determination Prizes of 5,000 USDD each to projects that haven’t received any prizes but are valuable to the community. So, even if your project didn’t make it to the community poll above, you can still win one of these prizes by ensuring that your project is fully functional on the mainnet by June 1st and has received positive feedback from the community. Three projects will be selected to win this prize!
Remember, this is your chance to show us the value of your project and its potential impact on the community. Don’t give up just yet - and 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 18 projects across the 6 tracks for HackaTRON S4.
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 S4 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 June 1st, 2023. 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 Dorahacks 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 S4 period or you did not meet certain requirements for HackaTRON S4.
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.