ℹ️ Thank you for building on Filecoin’s Virtual Machine! 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.
- 🤩 Novelty/Creativity: Does it have unique and novel features or combine features of other products or services in a unique and novel way? Does it solve a new problem? Is it creative and puts a smile on people’s faces?
- 🚀 Potential Impact: Does it fill a gap in the universe, and have the potential to be used frequently by a large, growing and diverse audience or market?
- 🤖 Technical Accomplishment: Is the code elegant, clean, and technically interesting? Is the project complete?
- 🪄 FVM Implementation: How well integrated and critical a part is FVM of your project? How well does your project leverage content addressing that is native to FVM?
- ✨Design: How is the UX/UI/DX? Is it easy to use? If targeting developers, is the experience smooth and intuitive? Does the visual design delight you?
*Event-specific deviations may be possible. Contact the FVM hackathons team with questions, if any.
At a minimum submissions for prizes should include the following items:
1. Project Description
- The name and summary of the project
- Names/pseudonyms of team members and contact info (e.g., GitHub handle, email address, or other)
- How the project uses the FVM with explicit links to files & functions in code where this technology is used and addresses of smart contracts deployed.
2. Link to the publicly visible source code repository
- Provide comprehensive README, incl. a clear description of the work and mention of how our tech is used in the Technologies Used section of README.
- Include a link to the working demo or provide a testing guide
- Optional: Short (typically 2-3 minute) video that presents the idea, including a brief demo that demonstrates the use of FVM
- If applicable, select the appropriate track when submitting the project.
Eligibility Criteria for Prizes
- Submitting the same project across multiple hackathons will lead to disqualification.
- Projects that have been awarded Filecoin grants will not be awarded a Hackathon prize if their grant has been approved and the scope of work for the hackathon and the grant are the same.
- Only projects or features (preferably in separate branch) built specifically for the respective hackathon will be considered for prizes.
- Broken links may disqualify the project from the judging process.
- We have instituted policies to confirm payment disbursements are compliant with legally required sanctions. A list of sanctioned and otherwise restricted countries include, without limitation: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, the Crimea region of Ukraine, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic. Depending on which country a team resides, they may not be eligible to participate in our events and/or receive prize payments. We may request teams provide relevant information as necessary, and will process payments once cleared by our legal team.
- This page is subject to change; please refer to the latest version of this page for questions.