Web3 is for all. Get familiar and try building a decentralized application with Polygon!

Polygon is committed to fostering the growth of Web3 applications by providing the infrastructure and combining the best of Ethereum and sovereign blockchains into a full-fledged multi-chain system. This enables developers to build scalable user-friendly dApps with low transaction fees without ever sacrificing on security.

This hackathon is to help you tap into Web3 and build your own decentralized application with Polygon. We hope to see you explore and strengthen your developer skills and maybe even enjoy building something this summer. What sparks your interest among the tracks?

 

Start developing!

Build and submit a scalable decentralized application on Polygon within one of the tracks to be eligible for the grand and track prizes. For a shot at more prizes, check out the sponsor prizes and integrate their tools. Here is how to get started building: 

 

Start designing!

Designers are invited to solve UX/UI problems within the Web3 space and to submit a Designathon Submission. Here is how the Designathon works:

  1. Pick a dApp idea or create your own.
  2. Create a design prototype that solves UX problems.
  3. Create all your submission materials which include:
    •  Project Description: Brief us on what is the problem statement you have chosen and how you have intended to solve the same in less than 200 words
    •  5-minute Explanation Video: This video will introduce the team and the project. Should cover a short demo of the design, highlights and how the problem has been simplified and solved
    •  High Fidelity Prototype: A link to the high fidelity prototype of your project including interactions
  4. Submit your prototype by August 2, 2022 at 5 PM ET here: https://buidlit.devpost.com/details/designathon/#form 

For details on the eligibility and all project requirements please see the rules here: https://buidlit.devpost.com/rules**

Requirements

What to Build

Build scalable decentralized applications on Polygon within at least one of the below tracks:

Tracks
  • Defi - Build the next-gen financial applications for the decentralized economy.
  • Nfts - Combine creativity with Engineering to build awesome NFT dApps.
  • Gaming - Make some fun and interactive games on chain.
  • Tooling/Infrastructure - Create developer/ infrastructure tooling for the Polygon Ecosystem.
  • Public Goods - Create social impact by building public goods.
  • Web3 Integration in Web2 - Build the Web3 version of your favorite Web2 product.
  • Everything ZK - Build the next generation of web3 dApps using Zero-knowledge tools and infrastructure.  

 

What to Submit

  • Provide a URL to your code repository for judging and testing. Code must be public or access provided to testing@devpost.com, sandipan@polygon.technology, and muskan@polygon.technologyWe would love to see open source  
    *
    It is recommended to add the Smart contracts deployment links (polygonscan) in the project description (Polygon Mainnet / Testnet).
  • Include a video (about 3-5 minutes) that shows off your project working any why you built it. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook Video and made public.
  • Identify which tracks your project fits into.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$500,000 in prizes
Cryptocurrency logo Prizes paid in cryptocurrency

First Place | Grand Prize
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• $50,000 in USDT

Second Place | Grand Prize
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• $30,000 in USDT

Third Place | Grand Prize
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• $15,000 in USDT

Pool Prize (50)
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• $50,000 in USDT divided amongst up to 50 Projects

DeFi | First Place
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• $12,000 in USDT

DeFi | Second Place
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• $8,000 in USDT

DeFi | Third Place
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• $5,000 in USDT

NFT | First Place
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• $12,000 in USDT

NFT | Second Place
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• $8,000 in USDT

NFT | Third Place
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• $5,000 in USDT

Gaming | First Place
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• $12,000 in USDT

Gaming | Second Place
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• $8,000 in USDT

Gaming | Third Place
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• $5,000 in USDT

Tooling/Infrastructure | First Place
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• $12,000 in USDT

Tooling/Infrastructure | Second Place
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• $8,000 in USDT

Tooling/Infrastructure | Third Place
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• $5,000 in USDT

Public Goods | First Place
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• $12,000 in USDT

Public Goods | Second Place
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• $8,000 in USDT

Public Goods | Third Place
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• $5,000 in USDT

Web3 Integration in Web2 | First Place
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• $12,000 in USDT

Web3 Integration in Web2 | Second Place
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• $8,000 in USDT

Web3 Integration in Web2 | Third Place
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• $5,000 in USDT

Everything ZK | First Place
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• $15,000 in USDT

Everything ZK | Second Place
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• $8,000 in USDT

Everything ZK | Third Place
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• $5,000 in USDT

Everything ZK | Pool Prize
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• $5,000 in USDT divided amongst other top Projects within the Everything ZK track

Sponsor Prizes | Sequence Wallet Prizes | First Place
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$10,000 in USDT to be divided into 5 Prizes for projects that implement Sequence Wallet
• First Prize: $4000

Sponsor Prizes | Sequence Wallet Prizes | Second Place
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$10,000 in USDT to be divided into 5 Prizes for projects that implement Sequence Wallet
• Second Prize: $2750

Sponsor Prizes | Sequence Wallet Prizes | Third Place
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$10,000 in USDT to be divided into 5 Prizes for projects that implement Sequence Wallet
• Third Prize: $1750

Sponsor Prizes | Sequence Wallet Prizes | Fourth Place
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$10,000 in USDT to be divided into 5 Prizes for projects that implement Sequence Wallet
• Fourth Prize: $1000

Sponsor Prizes | Sequence Wallet Prizes | Fifth Place
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$10,000 in USDT to be divided into 5 Prizes for projects that implement Sequence Wallet

• Fifth Prize: $500

Sponsor Prizes | Filecoin/IPFS Prizes | First Prize
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$50,000 in USDT to be divided into 6 prizes for projects that use IPFS, NFT.storage, web3.storage or similar
• First Prize: $7500

Sponsor Prizes | Filecoin/IPFS Prizes | Second Prize
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$50,000 in USDT to be divided into 6 prizes for projects that use IPFS, NFT.storage, web3.storage or similar
• Second Prize: $5000

Sponsor Prizes | Filecoin/IPFS Prizes | Third Prize (3)
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$50,000 in USDT to be divided into 6 prizes for projects that use IPFS, NFT.storage, web3.storage or similar
• 3 x Third Prize: $2,500

Sponsor Prizes | Filecoin/IPFS Prizes | Pool Prize (40)

$50,000 in USDT to be divided into 6 prizes for projects that use IPFS, NFT.storage, web3.storage or similar
• Pool Prize: $30,000 in USDT to be divided amongst up to 40 projects with a maximum of $1000 per team.
*Each will receive $750 in USDT

Sponsor Prizes | Spheron Network Prize (8)
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• $15,000 in USDT to be divided amongst up to 10 Projects that used Spheron to build a decentralized User Interface
* Awarded to 8 projects, each to receive $1875 in USDT

Sponsor Prizes | AWS Prize
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• $15,000 in USDT to be divided amongst up to 10 Projects that used AWS services

Sponsor Prizes | Fluence Network Prize
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• $15,000 in USDT to be divided amongst up to 10 Projects that implement Fluence’s decentralized infrastructure

Sponsor Prizes | Chainlink Prizes (10)
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• $15,000 in LINK to be divided amongst up to 10 Projects that use Chainlink to make a state change on-chain
* Awarded to 10 projects, each to receive $1500 in LINK

Designathon | First Place
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• $15,000 in USDT

Designathon | Second Place
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• $12,000 in USDT

Designathon | Third Place
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• $8,000 in USDT

Designathon | Best Onboarding
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• $5,000 in USDT

Designathon | Best Visuals and Branding
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• $5,000 in USDT

Designathon | Best Mobile-Compliant Design
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• $5,000 in USDT

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Carl Aspeling

Carl Aspeling
Biz Dev Director, Sequence Wallet at Horizon Blockchain Games

Dalip Tyagi

Dalip Tyagi
SVP, Developer Relations, Polygon

Darshit Vora

Darshit Vora
Startup Solutions Architect, AWS

Evgeny Ponomarev

Evgeny Ponomarev
Founder, Fluence Protocol

Galen Danziger

Galen Danziger
CTO/CoFounder of MouseBelt

Muskan Kalra

Muskan Kalra
Lead Developer Relations, Polygon

Nick Rose

Nick Rose
CEO & Co-Founder, Ethernity

Peter Kieltyka

Peter Kieltyka
CEO Co founder, Horizon Blockchain Games

Piyush Maheshwari

Piyush Maheshwari
Developer Advocate, Protocol Labs

Prashant Maurya

Prashant Maurya
Cofounder, Spheron

Rahat Choudhury

Rahat Choudhury
Developer Advocate, Polygon

Richard Gottleber

Richard Gottleber
Developer Advocate, Chainlink

Sandeep Nailwal

Sandeep Nailwal
CoFounder, Polygon

Stephanie Orpilla

Stephanie Orpilla
Developer Advocate, Polygon

Judging Criteria

  • Technological Implementation
    Does the interaction with Polygon demonstrate quality software development?
  • Design
    Is the user experience and design of the project well thought out?
  • Potential Impact
    How big of an impact could the project have on the web3 ecosystem?
  • Quality of the Idea
    How creative and unique is the project?
  • ✨ Designathon | Judging Criteria
    Designathon Projects will be judged based on their High Fidelity working prototype, Presentation of Case Study, User flow and thought process, Branding and design, and Problem-solving. See https://buidlit.devpost.com/resources/#designathon for details

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