HackaTRON Season 5

3400 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 10
3400 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 10

This campaign is over.

starts on:
Jul 06, 2023, 04:00 PM UTC (UTC)
ends on:
Oct 06, 2023, 12:00 AM UTC (UTC)


  1. Do I need to pay any money to register for the Hackathon? No. You do not have to pay anything to anyone to register yourself for any Hackathon on HackerEarth.

  2. Do I need to have any specific qualifications to be a participant for the Hackathon? If you love to code, you are more than welcome to participate in the Hackathon.

  3. How do I submit what I have made for the Hackathon? You have to develop the application on your local system and submit it on HackerEarth along with instructions to run the application and other various submission requirements.

  4. Do we need to have the entire idea fully working? The submission should be functional on TRON or BitTorrent testnet so that it can be reviewed by the judges.

  5. Does one have to be online and available for the entire duration of the Hackathon? No, one does not need to be logged in on HackerEarth or be online for the entire duration. You can develop the application on your local system based on the given themes and then submit it on HackerEarth, on the specific challenge page.

  6. Do I need to give a demo for the product that I have built? You will need to submit a 3 -5 minute video showcasing your Dapp on testnet.

  7. If it is a team submission, does that mean all team members will have access to work at the same time? Yes, all team members can login from their account and do application submission on HackerEarth.

  8. Is it required to join TRON DAO Forum for this hackathon? Yes, it is required to join the TRON DAO forum and create a project post to participate in the current hackathon. Projects that do not join will be disqualified.

  9. What are the steps for a Hackathon participant to make a Hackathon project post?

    After you sign up as a participant on HackerEarth, sign up for an account on the TRON DAO Forum

    Request access to the hackathon group. https://forum.trondao.org/g/Hackathon

    Wait for approval to be added to the Hackathon group which will give you the permission to create a project post on the correct hackathon category theme

    Post your project in the TRON Hackathon > Hackathon 2023 Season 5 category on the TRON DAO Forum and tag it with one of the relevant tags: Web3, DeFi, Artistry, Builder, and A.I.

  10. How long will it take for the forum approval to post in the Hackathon 2022 Season 5 category? It will typically take less than 24 hours for the approval to take place. If you are still not able to create your project post after 24 hours, please send a private message to admin.hackathon and provide your HackerEarth username. However, during the end of the submission period, the pending queue may be longer if the number of participants that have yet to submit to the forum is large. It will be the participant’s responsibility if they could not be approved to post their project in time as there’s a 2.5-month period for participants to take action.

  11. What do I need to do after posting a project to the forum? You will need to ensure you submit your complete project before the deadline on HackerEarth. Additionally, you will have to make sure you are actively monitoring your project post and answering the community’s questions. Make sure to post new updates to your project post often to get community members engaged as they are the ones that will be voting during the judging period and choose 5 winners per track from forum hackathon participants.

  12. Can I join the hackathon if I already have an existing developed/developing project? Yes. You can still join the hackathon provided that you have made significant updates or new feature additions to your project. Please make sure to use the Builder tag as that is the only category you can qualify for IF you are using the same project from past TRON Hackathons. Projects found not making any significant updates during the hackathon period will be disqualified.

  13. How do we define significant updates for existing projects? Significant updates can be defined as updates that are major enough to be presented as an entirely new project itself and not merely a cosmetic change or minor functionalities that still largely depend on a previous project. For existing hackathon projects joining the BUILDER track, please ensure that you explain clearly the previous state and new state of your project to convince the hackathon team the updates made should be considered significant updates.

  14. Can I join the hackathon if I have participated in TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season 1, 2, 3, or 4? You are more than welcome to join season 5 of the hackathon if you have launched your existing hackathon project for the community to use. Please make sure to use the Builder tag as that is the only category you can qualify for IF you are using the same project from past TRON Hackathons. Each judge will make their own decisions on how they treat pre-built projects vs new projects. You will need to signup on HackerEarth like the rest of the participants and create a new project post under TRON Hackathon > Hackathon Season 5

  15. What are the differences between TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season 4 and Season 5? Season 5 adds 1 new track A.I. and combines GameFi and NFT into the Artistry track. There will also be a few in-person hacker house events.

  16. What are the requirements for the hackathon milestones? A: The first milestone will be on either mainnet or testnet, but the final project must be live on mainnet.

  17. How to find the number of Hackathon S5 participants so far? You may check live hackathon participants on HackerEarth.

  18. Will there still be community voting for S5? Yes. TRON DAO Forum community members will pick the qualifiers for Forum community participants.

    All Tronics that meet the minimum requirements to vote will be able to participate in the community voting polls.

  19. Can I reward people to vote for my project on the forum? Any type of reward is considered vote buying. Rewarding voters for voting for your project may result in disqualification. TRON DAO will be monitoring closely to make sure that all voting is done fairly. If you notice any projects that are practicing vote buying, please feel free to inform us so we can take further action.

  20. Some projects are using bots to boost their voting? The TRON DAO Hackathon team is always monitoring the voting process and analyzing bot accounts. After the voting period, there is a time for checking spam/bot voting. The Hackathon team may penalize participants who are dishonest and may even disqualify participants that are against the rules to keep the hackathon voting process fair.

    The hackathon team will strive to make the voting process fair for every participant in the hackathon.

  21. What if my project is completed by the first milestone? A: Projects are encouraged to keep building and have reasonable milestones throughout the hackathon period. The hackathon team may also reach out to participants to discuss and plan further milestones during the pre-selection round or judging period. If a project is simple and has met the requirements for the first milestone, the hackathon team may reach out to offer suggestions for improvement and growth opportunities.

  22. What if I still have other questions? Feel free to email contact@hackerearth.com , or create a topic on the TRON DAO Forum under dev talks, or by joining our TRON Hackathon telegram.

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