<aside> ℹ️ Thank you for building on Filecoin and/or IPFS! This document should help answer most questions you would have around judging of projects submitted to hackathons. Please feel free to reach out to us on our public Discord or Slack channels, or support channel specific to the hackathon you’re participating in if you would like to clarify anything.


Judging Criteria

Submission Guidelines

At a minimum submissions for prizes should include the following items:

1. Project Description

2. Link to the publicly visible source code repository

3. Showcase

Eligibility Criteria for Prizes

Examples of qualifying tooling

<aside> ⚠️ Non-exhaustive list; always ask Filecoin / IPFS support channels or mentors if unsure.


<aside> 🚀 If you manage to use more than one of the qualifying tools, your submissions will likely rank higher in the categories of ‘technical accomplishment’ and ‘IPFS & Filecoin implementation’.


Dev Tool High-level description May usage of tool in isolation be enough to qualify? Level of difficulty
Filecoin SDKs and libs Persistent data storage protocol Yes High
Libp2p SDKs and libs p2p networking protocol Yes Moderate
IPFS SDKs and client libs Content-addressed file network Yes Easy - moderate (see proto.school for tips)
OrbitDB Decentralized database Yes Moderate