All prizes are denominated in USDD.
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There will be 5 tracks for you to participate in - Web3, DeFi, Artistry, AI, and Builder. If your project covers multiple tracks, simply chose the most relevant track that describes your project.
All Hackathon prizes will be paid out in USDD, which is a decentralized stablecoin that depends on an on-chain mechanism & currently fully collateralized assets. USDD circulates on TRON, BSC, Ethereum, and other networks via the cross-chain protocol BitTorrent Chain (BTTC).
Web3, DeFi, Artistry, AI and Builder tracks will have the prizing structure as below:
1st Prize 25k USDD
2nd Prize 15k USDD
3rd Prize 10k USDD
4th Prize 8k USDD
5th Prize 6k USDD
Participating in the TRON DAO Forum will also enable you to win one of the forum track prizes. Each of the 5 tracks will have the same prizing structure as below:
1st Place 7k USDD
2nd Place 6k USDD
3rd Place 5k USDD
4th Place 4k USDD
5th Place 3k USDD
There are 3 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!
- Bonus: Determination Prize 9,000 USDD - TRON DAO will award 4,500 USDD each to up to 2 projects that have not received any prizes but are valuable to the community, are fully functional on mainnet by Nov 30th and have received positive feedback.
- Bonus: Project Engagement Prize 6,000 USDD - TRON DAO pick two projects that have good engagement with the community but have yet to receive any prizes (3k USDD per project | 2 in total)
- Bonus: Community Contributor Prize 5,000 USDD - 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 USDD per person.
Judges Will Be Announced At a Later Date
How novel and innovative is the idea? Does it set out to do something unique or at least improve existing models?
What is tech like? Is it user-friendly and does it have comprehensive and efficient features? Is it designed to scale?
What is the value proposition and how does it set out to differentiate itself? How will it capture the market and/or generate revenue?
What is the user experience like? Is it clean and intuitive such that users not familiar with blockchain can easily interact with the program?
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?
Phases of Judging
Eligible submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges selected by the Sponsor (the “Judges”). Judges may be employees of the sponsor or third parties, may or may not be listed individually on the Hackathon Website, and may change before or during the Judging Period. Judging may take place in one or more rounds with one or more panels of Judges, at the discretion of the sponsor.
Stage One) The first stage will determine via pass/fail whether the ideas meet a baseline level of viability, in that the project reasonably fits the theme and reasonably applies the required APIs/SDKs featured in the Hackathon.
Stage Two) All submissions that pass Stage One will be evaluated in Stage Two based on the above equally weighted criteria (the “Judging Criteria”)
Entries will be judged on the above equally weighted criteria, and according to the sole and absolute discretion of the judges.
The scores from the Judges will determine the potential winners of the applicable prizes. The Entrant(s) that are eligible for a Prize, and whose Submissions earn the highest overall scores based on the applicable Judging Criteria, will become potential winners of that Prize.