PRIZES AND PRIZE ALLOCATION


Tendermint and its sponsors are offering the equivalent of one million one hundred eighty-five thousand US dollars ($1,285,000USD) paid in ATOM as prizes for this HackAtom. Prizes will be distributed among 25 different challenges to the first and second place winners of each challenge, a Grand Prix Prize and a Community Choice award.   Prizes will be denominated in US dollars but will be paid in Cosmos ATOM, the native token of the Cosmos Hub blockchain.  If a participant wishes to be paid in USD, they can notify Tendermint at the time when the participant receives the email with instructions to claim their prize. (Please note, all participants from the state of New York will be paid in USD due to New York state regulations on crypto transactions.)   All prizes are subject to the following conditions:

 On December 16, 2021 (the day winners are announced),  Tendermint will use the Close Rate (the spot rate as of Dec 16, 2021 at 23:59:59pm)  on CoinMarketCap to determine the equivalent number of Atoms representing the value of the prize in US Dollars (“ATOM Equivalent”).  

 Tendermint will pay the ATOM Equivalent to the team lead of each winning team.   The team lead shall be designated by the members of a team.   The team lead shall be responsible for distributing the ATOM to the other team members.   Terndermint expressly disclaims any liability on distributing the ATOM amongst team members or if an erroneous wallet address is provided by the team lead.

Prize winners will be contacted by January 8, 2022 with instructions on how to complete the necessary paperwork to collect their prize.  The Tendermint will not be responsible for any price fluctuations, either up or down, after the number of ATOM is determined regardless of when the prize is actually distributed to the winners.

All members of each winning team are required to provide Tendermint with “Know Your Customer” information prior to payment of any prize to ensure certain eligibility requirements are met.  Know Your Customer information includes but is not limited to: W9 or W8-BEN, valid passport, or national ID.  If the winner is an entity, we will need a certificate of incorporation or equivalent depending on the type of entity.

Tendermint reserves the right to not award prizes in the event following conditions are met:

  • no submissions are being registered for a challenge
  • an insufficient number of submissions or submission not meeting the minimum judging criteria are  submitted into the Hackatom 
  • or if any members of a team is deemed ineligible 

 

Tendermint is not responsible for any dispute between Participants or various team members. Participant is solely responsible for paying any applicable taxes arising from winning a prize.

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Participants must be legally eligible to participate in the hackathon in their respective locales.

As a Participant you must be legally eligible to participate under the laws of your country of residence.  Residents of the following locations are not eligible to participate:  

Belarus Burundi Central African Republic Cuba Congo
Zimbabwe Iran Iraq Lebanon Libya
Mali Nicaragua North Korea Somalia Sudan
Darfur Syria Region of Crimea in Ukraine Venezuela Yemen

Employees of All in Bits (Tendermint), Interchain Foundation, Interchain Berlin, Informal, Iqlusion, other sponsors of this HackAtom and relativees of the judges can submit a project only for the Community Choice award and are not eligible for any prizes.  To ensure fairness, these employees can submit projects only as individuals or as a team with their fellow employees. Sponsor employees cannot join outside teams. 

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TEAMS

  • All team members must register for this hackathon on DevPost.
  • Team sizes can range from one to ten members.
  • To find a team, join the "Find a Team" sub channel on HackAtom VI Discord Channel. Also, hackers can meet each other in the Networking Lounge at Airmeet.
  • Asking for advice or guidance from someone who is not your team is allowed.

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PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • All projects must be work that is completed during the duration of this hackathon.  This means that the core concept you or your team submit for the hackathon must be created in the timeframe of the hackathon. It is allowed to use code snippets or ideas that have been created before the hackathon. Most importantly, the GitHub repository must reflect that the core idea was developed and implemented in the respective start- and end date of the hackathon. It is not allowed to submit a project that has already been submitted to any other hackathon.
  • Teams can form ideas before the hackathon, but the code, hacks, and prototypes must be built during the hackathon.
  • Using pre-existing open source tools and libraries is permitted.
  • Read all requirements, submissions guidelines, and judging criteria carefully before submitting a project.

Note: In order to encourage experimentation and innovation, we will also accept submissions, beyond the scope of the example challenge, as long as those  are creative solutions built on our technology. The submitted project will need to use the resources we have provided (please see https://cosmos-hackatom-vi.devpost.com/details/challenges for full challenge descriptions and resources).

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NO PLAGIARISM

  • All project submissions must be original work that is completed during this hackathon.
  • Teams can form ideas before the hackathon but the code, hacks, and prototypes must be built during the hackathon.
  • Outside work or work that was started prior to the official start of the hackathon is not permitted.
  • All work contributed and submitted must be from that project's team members.
  • Asking for guidance or advice from someone who is not on your team is allowed.
  • Any team caught plagiarizing will be immediately disqualified from HackAtom VI.

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

  • The submitted project must have completed code. Idea-only submissions with partial coding may be disqualified.

  • Teams can submit an unique project to one challenge.  Teams may not submit the same project to multiple challenges. Teams can submit different unique projects to different challenges, but each unique project can be submitted to only one individual challenge. 

  • Teams that have projects that address more than one challenge are able to submit their project also to the Grand Prix Prize award and will be eligible for this prize

  • All submissions are automatically entered for the Community Choice Award.

  • Only one member of a  team submits the project. The submitter must provide the names of all registered team members.

  • Project submissions and demonstration videos must be in English.

  • All submissions MUST include a link to the GitHub project that contains the project codebase.

  • All submissions MUST include a link to a demonstration video (less than 5 minutes).  The video must demonstrate how to use the project, explain the benefits of the project, and show the project in use. Judges use the video demonstration as part of the judging process.
  • Projects without a video are disqualified.
  • The participant is responsible for submitting high quality sound and images in the video they submit. If the video the quality is not met, the video will not assessed by judges.

 

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JUDGING CRITERIA

Note: Each of the 6 following criteria will be given a score from 1-5. Judges reserve the right to give partial prize or no prize if they do not feel any submission has met the challenge. The judges’ decisions are at their own discretion and final, binding and incontestable.

We have two groups of judges: Challenge Judges and Board of Judges. 

The Challenge Judges are the first to review all submissions for their challenge and select 5 nominees to the Board of Judges.
The Board of Judges, together with Challenge Judges will review the selection and vote for the two winners for each challenge.

Together the judges will announce the winners on December 16.

 

CRITERIA 1: EXECUTION

  1. CLI commands work
  2. Frontend works without errors
  3. The setup is explained well
  4. Project runs as expected, behavior is reproducible

 

CRITERIA 2: CODE QUALITY

  1. High-quality code that can be read by a human
  2. Code is commented throughout
  3. Variable names are well-chosen
  4. The code is split into logical functions
  5. Tests are provided that confirm the business logic
  6. The project is production-ready

 

CRITERIA 3: INNOVATION

  1. The project does something that is innovative
  2. The project does something new
  3. The project simplifies something complex
  4. The project provdies a useful contribution to the ecosystem that could be used in the future

 

CRITERIA 4: TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION AND USABILITY

  1. The project has an explanatory README file
  2. Documentation includes instructions that explain how to use the project
  3. Conceptual information describes the benefit of the project
  4. Reference content is provided
  5. Project is usable and provides a low-fricition user experience (UX)
  6. Project user interface (UI) is easy to follow
  7. Users can successfully complete the intended task 

 

CRITERIA 5: PROJECT VIDEO

  1. The video is clear and engaging
  2. The project is clearly explained and demonstrated in the video
  3. The video is of high quality including audio and visual
  4. The video is in English
  5. The video includes subtitles
  6. The video is 2 to 5 minutes

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CODE OF CONDUCT

This hackathon is a community event for learning, collaboration, and engagement in the developer community. We value the participation of each member of the developer community and want everyone involved to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.

Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment that provides a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of the following:

  • gender
  • gender identity and expression

  • age

  • sexual orientation

  • disability

  • physical appearance

  • body size

  • race

  • ethnicity

  • nationality

  • religion

  • political views

  • previous hackathon attendance or lack of

  • computing experience or lack of

  • chosen programming language or tech stack

 

Harassment of hackathon participants is not tolerated in any form. Sexual  and racist language and imagery is not appropriate in any aspect of the hackathon, including:

  • hacks

  • talks, presentations, or demos

  • workshops

  • social media

  • any other online media

 

Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon at the discretion of the hackathon organizers.

 

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HACKATOM PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT

The Interchain Foundation (“COSMOS”) is pleased to present the Cosmos HackAtom  ("Hackatom"), a HackAtom administered by All In Bits, Inc. dba Tendermint ("Tendermint").   Your participation in HackAtom is governed by this HackAtom Participation Agreement (Agreement”) which is a legal binding agreement between you (“Participant”) and Tendermint (if you are working with a team, “Participant” shall mean the entire team depending on context”).  In addition, you also agree to the Esign consent (see below), Privacy Policy and the HackAtom Rules and Eligibility Requirements (each an “Ancillary Document'').  In the event of any conflict between this Agreement and the Ancillary Documents, the terms of this Agreement shall control and govern. 

 

By clicking the “I accept” button, you agree to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Ancillary Documents.  ​If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you may not participate in the HackAtom. 

 

ELIGIBILITY

In addition to agreeing to the terms of this Agreement, Participant must be legally eligible to participate under the laws of your country of residence.  You are NOT eligible to participate if you reside in one of the following locations: 

Belarus Burundi Central African Replic Cuba Congo
Iran Iraq Lenanon Libya

Mali

Nicaragua North Korea Somalia Sudan  Darfur
Syria Region of Crimea in Ukraine Venezuela Yemen  Zimbabwe

 

​​Tendermint has the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any Participant for breach of the Agreement.

Tendermint has the right to cancel or suspend the HackAtom with or without notice and for any or no reason. Tendermint is not responsible for any damage or inconvenience caused by a cancellation or suspension of the HackAtom.

 

SUBMISSION RIGHTS​

The Participant shall provide their submission in source code form and strive towards a working demonstration (“Submission”). By providing a Submission, the Participant represents and warrants that the Submission is an original work of authorship and does not violate any applicable law or any third party intellectual property rights.

 

Subject to the licenses described below, any applicable intellectual property rights to a Submission will remain solely with the Participant(s).

You grant to Tendermint, a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual license to display publicly and use the Submission, in perpetuity. This license includes, but is not limited to, posting or linking to the Submission on websites and applications, including the HackAtom Website, and display and promotion of the Submission in any other media, worldwide, without the need of your prior consent.

The following Submission components may be displayed to the public: name, description, images, video URL, website, URL, team members, the Submission category and platform, and submitter type, to which you consent by registering to the HackAtom. Other Submission materials may be viewed by the Judges for screening and evaluation.

Participant represents and warrants that Tendermint Inc. and/or HackAtom sponsors are free to use the Participant’s Submission in the manner described above, as provided or as modified, without obtaining permission or license from any third party and without any compensation to the Participant.

Participant agrees that any ideas created during the HackAtom will have no exclusive ownership. Each Participant is free to separately commercialise and exploit each idea and create products from the ideas. Notwithstanding, any intellectual property created during the HackAtom will remain solely owned by the Participant.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Your Submission must:

 

1.  Be an original work of authorship;

2.  Not contain any rights or interests of any other person or entity; and

3.  Not violate the intellectual property rights or other rights including but not limited to copyright, trademark, patent, contract, and/or privacy rights, of any other person or entity.

Participant may use third party hardware or software to create the Submission provided the Participant complies with all third party licensing requirements and the Submission components are solely the Participant’s work product and the result of the Participant’s ideas and creativity, and the Participant owns all rights to them.

Participant may submit a Submission that includes the use of Open Source Software as defined below, provided the Participant complies with the requirements of this section. By entering the HackAtom you represent, warrant, and agree that your Submission meets these requirements.

"Open Source Software" means any software code that is distributed as "open source software" or "freeware" or is otherwise distributed publicly or made generally available in source code form under terms that permit modification and redistribution of such software on the condition that if such software code is redistributed that it be (i) disclosed or distributed in source code form; (ii) licensed for the purpose of making derivative works; or (iii) distributed at no charge, including but not limited to, software licensed or distributed under any of the collection of Open Source Initiative ("OSI") approved licenses.

 

COMMERCIALISING IDEAS

If Participant submits an idea or Submission that Tendermint believes others may be interested in,  we'd like to be able to promote you, your team and your idea or submission more widely.  We will obtain your prior written permission prior to such promotion. 

BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP

The intent of the HackAtom is to encourage people to suggest their ideas and innovations to Tendermint and our technology partners. Participation in this HackAtom does not create an obligation on Tendermint to negotiate or enter into any business relationship or to sign any commercial agreement with you.

JUDGING

The HackAtom winners will be chosen from the teams of Participants by a panel of judges based on an analysis of your Submission. Submissions will be judged on the criteria set forth in the Judges Criteria section above. The judges’ decisions are at their own discretion and final, binding and incontestable.

 

PRIZES

Tendermint reserves the right not to award prizes in the event of a sufficient number of Submissions meeting the minimum judging criteria are not submitted into Hackatom. Tendermint is not responsible for any dispute between Participants. Participant is solely responsible for paying any applicable taxes arising from winning a prize. Withholding taxes may apply based on your jurisdiction.  Other terms and conditions in the Prizes, Rules and Eligibility Requirements shall apply.

 

PUBLICITY AND PRIVACY

Participant understands that the HackAtom may be photographed, videotaped, recorded, etc. and hereby grants the Interchain Foundation and Tendermintthe right to use or refrain from using Participant’s name and/or likeness in any and all footage about Participant’s participation in the HackAtom and Participant’s HackAtom submission in any manner or media that the Interchain Foundation and Tendermint sees fit without Participant’s review or approval and without compensation. If you do not wish to be photographed, videotaped or recorded, please notify Tendermint Inc. at the HackAtom and we use reasonable efforts to refrain from using the Participant's name and/or likeness in any and all footage about the Participant's participation in the HackAtom.

 

LIABILITY RELEASE AND INDEMNITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL INTERCHAIN FOUNDATION OR TENDERMINT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE HackAtom AND/OR THIS AGREEMENT.

Participant shall indemnify and hold the Interchain Foundation and Tendermint and its officers, directors, employees, successors and assigns harmless against any claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ and other professionals’ fees) incurred by Tendermint in connection with, arising out of or relating in any way to the HackAtom and/or this Agreement.

 

GOVERNING LAW AND SEVERABILITY

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