Polygon (previously Matic) will be giving away a cash prize for the best hack built on top of Ethereum (Rs.10000) during the hackathon. For teams that integrate Polygon in their hacks as well the prize money will be higher (Rs.15000) along with eligibility for internship/full-time role interviews and a chance to land seed funding of upto 5000 USD!
Submit the GitHub link of your publicly visible source code of the hack on Devfolio. Submissions with broken links will be marked ineligible for prizes.
There must be clear description about the working of the hack in the README file. If the hack is live and can be tested, add the relevant links to that in the README file as well.
Create a short video demo of the hack and upload to YouTube or any video sharing site. Make sure that the person watching the video is fully able to understand what the bot does and what its functionalities are. Share the link on your Devfolio Submission.
Make sure you've mentioned Polygon in the Technologies Used section and selected the appropriate track while submitting the project.
The judging will be done by the Polygon team on basis of submissions based on Devfolio, post the hackathon. Awarding the prize will be at the discretion of the Polygon team and subject to the hacks meeting a minimum bar of quality. Prizes will be announced and disbursed within a couple of days after the hackathon. Amount will be paid out in stablecoin in case of recipient not having an Indian bank account.
Protocol Labs is an open-source R&D lab. They build protocols, tools, and services to radically improve the internet. Their products serve thousands of organizations and millions of people.
IPFS powers the Distributed Web. It's a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol designed to preserve and grow humanity's knowledge by making the web upgradeable, resilient, and more open. Filecoin An open-source cloud storage marketplace, protocol, and cryptocurrency.
Protocol Labs is glad to offer a dedicated bounty for building on Filecoin and/or IPFS, its mentorship, and support as a 2021 Devfolio Hackathon Season Partner.
$250 for best use of IPFS and/or Filecoin
A submission with a working demo that demonstrates the use of IPFS and/or Filecoin in some form or the other can be defined as valid.
Submit the GitHub link of your publicly visible source code of the hack on Devfolio. Broken links will disqualify the project from the judging process.
There must be a clear description of the working of the hack in the README file. If the hack is live and can be tested, add the relevant links to that in the README file too.
Create a short video demo on Devfolio itself while making the submission. Make sure that the person watching the video is fully able to understand what the bot does and what its functionalities are.
Make sure you've mentioned IPFS and/or Filecoin in the Technologies Used section and selected the appropriate track while submitting the project.
The judges grade submissions across five equally-weighted categories:
Design: Is it easy to use? Does the visual design delight you? If targeting developers, is the experience smooth and intuitive?
Novelty/Originality: Does it have unique and novel features or combine features of other products or services in a unique and novel way?
Technical Accomplishment: Is the code elegant, clean, and technically interesting? Is the project complete? Does the project interact with IPFS/Filecoin under-the-hood (i.e., more than simply retrieve a CID from a gateway)?
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?
Creativity/Fun: Is it creative and put a smile on people’s faces?