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 ()
ends on:
Oct 06, 2023, 12:00 AM ()


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  • Residents from Brazil, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Quebec and Nigeria are not eligible to participate in the hackathon.

  • Individuals who are at least the age of majority in the country where they reside as of the time of entry Teams or Organizations of any size are welcome to join.

  • Entrants must create (or significantly update) a working software application/dApp/website that integrates with the TRON or BitTorrent blockchain that fits into one of the hackathon tracks

  • Entrants must register not only on HackerEarth but also register on the TRON DAO Forum and create a post for the TRON Community under the season 5 category for TRON community voting.

  • The project or significant updates must be made during the hackathon period.

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Both Submissions on HackerEarth and Submission on TRON DAO Forum are REQUIRED.

A. HackerEarth Submissions: Entrants should submit their original works/projects/products/ideas at https://hackatrons5.hackerearth.com/

Your submission should include the following items by the end of the submission period:

  1. Complete project description.
  2. Valid personal contact
  3. a TRON DAO Forum Submission link, following TRON DAO Forum Submission Requirements below.
  4. A demo video that is publicly visible on the Internet and explains Entrant’s track and includes footage that explains your project’s features and functionality comprehensively. No less than 3 minutes.
  5. The Smart Contracts deployment links on TRON/BTTC (Mainnet / Testnet).
  6. A detailed description of how your Project integrates with TRON/BTTC.
  7. If the Project has been submitted in any form to another hackathon, include which Hackathons.
  8. Links to your code repository, website and socials to help judges review your submission. If Entrant’s website is private, Entrant must include login credentials in its testing instructions.

Other Requirements:

  1. Multiple Submissions: An Entrant may submit more than one Submission, however, each submission must be unique and substantially different from each other.
  2. All Submission materials must be in English or English translation of the demonstration video, text description, and testing instructions as well as all other materials submitted.
  3. Financial or Preferential Support: A Project must not have been developed with any support from the Sponsor or Administrator. The Sponsor may disqualify a Project, if awarding a prize to the Project would create a real or apparent conflict of interest.

Forum Submission Requirements:

*TRON DAO Forum HackaTRON S5 post is scheduled to open closer to the registration start time.

  • Register for the Hackathon via HackerEarth

  • Sign up on the TRON DAO Forum.

  • Request access to https://forum.trondao.org/g/Hackathon group and wait for the approval. If you have already been accepted to the forum hackathon group in a previous season you can skip this step.

  • Wait for approval to be added to the Hackathon group which will give you permission to create a project post on the TRON Hackathon > Hackathon Season 5 category on the forum.

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

  • Follow the hackathon project post format given to create a new topic for your hackathon project.

  • Update your project post actively as you make progress throughout the hackathon period.

  • Actively answer community questions in your own project post as the community will be the ones that choose the Forum Hackathon winners.

Entrants must be eligible to participate according to these official rules. Projects entered on the TRON DAO Forum but have not submitted their projects to HackerEarth, or vice versa, will be disqualified.

Terms and Conditions




Sponsor + Administrator:

Sponsor: TRON Network Limited, BVI

Administrator: HackerEarth Inc.


A. The Hackathon IS open to: Individuals who are at least the age of majority in the jurisdiction where they reside as of the time of entry (“Eligible Individuals”);

Teams of Eligible Individuals (“Teams”);

Organizations (including corporations, not-for-profit corporations and other nonprofit organizations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other legal entities) that exist and have been organized or incorporated at the time of entry. (the above are collectively, “Entrants”)

An Eligible Individual may join more than one Team or Organization and an Eligible Individual who is part of a Team or Organization may also enter the Hackathon on an individual basis. If a Team or Organization is entering the Hackathon, they must appoint and authorize one individual (the “Representative”) to represent, act, and enter a Submission, on their behalf. By entering a Submission on behalf of a Team or Organization you represent and warrant that you are the Representative authorized to act on behalf of your Team or Organization.

B. The Hackathon IS NOT open to:

Individuals who are residents of, or Organizations domiciled in, a country, state, province or territory where the laws of the United States or local law prohibits participating in or receiving a prize in the Hackathon (including, but not limited to, Brazil, Quebec, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Nigeria and any other country designated by the United States Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control)

Organizations involved with the design, production, paid promotion, execution, or distribution of the Hackathon, including the Sponsor and Administrator (“Promotion Entities”).

Employees, representatives and agents** of such Promotion Entities, and all members of their immediate family or household*

Any other individual involved with the design, production, promotion, execution, or distribution of the Hackathon, and each member of their immediate family or household*

Any Judge (defined below), or company or individual that employs a Judge

Any parent company, subsidiary, or other affiliate* of any organization described above

Any other individual or organization whose participation in the Hackathon would create, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor and/or Administrator, a real or apparent conflict of interest

*The members of an individual’s immediate family include the individual’s spouse, children and stepchildren, parents and stepparents, and siblings and stepsiblings. The members of an individual’s household include any other person that shares the same residence as the individual for at least three (3) months out of the year.

**Agents include individuals or organizations that in creating a Submission to the Hackathon, are acting on behalf of, and at the direction of, a Promotion Entity through a contractual or similar relationship.

*An affiliate is: (a) an organization that is under common control, sharing a common majority or controlling owner, or common management; or (b) an organization that has a substantial ownership in, or is substantially owned by the other organization.

Intellectual Property Rights:

All submissions remain the intellectual property of the individuals or organizations that developed them. By submitting an entry, entrants agree that the sponsor will have a fully paid, non-exclusive license to use such entry for judging the entry. Entrants agree that the sponsor and hackathon platform shall have the right to promote the submission and use the name, likeness, voice, image and trademarks of all individuals or entities contributing to a submission, in any materials promoting or publicizing the Hackathon and its results, during the Hackathon Period and for no less than three years thereafter. Some Submission components may be displayed to the public. Other Submission materials may be viewed by the sponsor,hackathon platform, and judges for screening and evaluation. By submitting an entry or accepting any prize, entrants represent and warrant that (a) submitted content is not copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless entrant is the owner of such rights or has permission from their rightful owner to post the content; and (b) the content submitted does not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware or other disabling devices or harmful or malicious code.

Entry Conditions and Release:

A. By entering the Hackathon, you (and, if you are entering on behalf of a Team, Organization each participating members) agree(s) to the following:

(i) The relationship between you, the Entrant, and the Sponsor and Administrator, is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship.

(ii) You will be bound by and comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, Administrator, and/or the Hackathon Judges which are binding and final in all matters relating to the Hackathon.

(iii) You release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Promotion Entities, and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated DAO or companies, the Prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Hackathon, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (hereafter the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a Entrant’s entry, creation of Submission or entry of a Submission, participation in the Hackathon, acceptance or use or misuse of the Prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, transmission, performance, exploitation or use of the Submission as authorized or licensed by these Official Rules.

B. Without limiting the foregoing, the Released Parties shall have no liability in connection with:

(i) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by the Sponsor or Administrator’s electronic or printing error, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Hackathon;

(ii) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines, internet connectivity or electronic transmission errors, or network hardware or software or failure of the Hackathon Website;

(iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Hackathon;

(iv) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Hackathon or the processing of Submissions; or

(v) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the Entrant’s participation in the Hackathon or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize.

The Released Parties are not responsible for incomplete, late, misdirected, damaged, lost, illegible, or incomprehensible Submissions or for address or email address changes of the Entrants. Proof of sending or submitting the aforementioned will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by the Sponsor or Administrator. If for any reason any Entrant’s Submission is determined to have not been received or been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the Entrant’s sole remedy is to request the opportunity to resubmit its Submission. Such a request must be made promptly after the Entrant knows or should have known there was a problem and will be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.


By participating in the Hackathon, Entrant consents to the promotion and display of the Entrant’s Submission, and to the use of personal information about themselves for promotional purposes, by the Sponsor, Administrator, and third parties acting on their behalf. Such personal information includes, but is not limited to, your name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, comments and hometown and country of residence. It may be used in any existing or newly created media, worldwide without further payment or consideration or right of review, unless prohibited by law. Authorized use includes but is not limited to advertising and promotional purposes.

General Conditions:

A. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Hackathon, or any part of it, in the event of a technical failure, fraud, or any other factor or event that was not anticipated or is not within their control.

B. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual or Entrant if it suspects or finds Entrant or associate thereof to have tampered with the entry process or the operation of the Hackathon or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in a manner that is inappropriate, unsportsmanlike, not in the best interests of this Hackathon, or a violation of any applicable law or regulation.

C. Any attempt by any person to undermine the proper conduct of the Hackathon may be a violation of criminal and civil law. Should the Sponsor or Administrator suspect that such an attempt has been made or is threatened, they reserve the right to take immediate action including but not limited to requiring an Entrant to cooperate with an investigation and referral to criminal and civil law enforcement authorities.

D. If there is any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of the Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Hackathon materials, including but not limited to the Hackathon Submission form, Hackathon Website, or advertising, the terms and conditions of the Official Rules shall prevail.

E. The terms and conditions of the Official Rules are subject to change at any time, including the rights or obligations of the Entrant, the Sponsor and Administrator. The Sponsor and Administrator will post the terms and conditions of the amended Official Rules on the Hackathon Website. To the fullest extent permitted by law, any amendment will become effective at the time specified in the posting of the amended Official Rules or, if no time is specified, the time of posting.

F. The Sponsor or Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Should any provision of these Official Rules be or become illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction whose laws or regulations may apply to an Entrant, such illegality or unenforceability shall leave the remainder of these Official Rules, including the Rule affected, to the fullest extent permitted by law, unaffected and valid. The illegal or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a valid and enforceable provision that comes closest and best reflects the sponsor’s intention in a legal and enforceable manner with respect to the invalid or unenforceable provision.

G. Excluding Submissions, all intellectual property related to this Hackathon, including but not limited to copyrighted material, trademarks, trade-names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned or used under license by the Sponsor and/or Administrator. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owners is strictly prohibited. Any use in a Submission of Sponsor or Administrator’s intellectual property shall be solely to the limited extent provided for in these Official Rules.

Limitations + Liability

By entering, all Entrants (including, in the case of a Team or Organization, all participating members) agree to release the Released Parties from any and all liability in connection with the Prizes or Entrant’s participation in the Hackathon. Provided, however, that any liability limitation regarding gross negligence or intentional acts, or events of death or body injury shall not be applicable in jurisdictions where such limitation is not legal.


A. Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Hackathon, Entrant agrees that: 1. Any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Hackathon, or any Prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action lawsuit, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the contestant;

  1. The Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration

  2. Judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.

B. Under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to a jury trial with respect to any subject matter related to this agreement, to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than contestant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this Hackathon), and Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

C. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with this Hackathon, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA without regard to New York choice of law rules.


Additional Terms:

Please review the hackathon platform’s Terms of Service at https://www.hackerearth.com/terms-of-service/ for additional rules that apply to your participation in the Hackathon and more generally your use of the Hackathon Website. Such Terms of Service are incorporated by reference into these Official Rules, including that the term "Poster" in the Terms of Service shall mean the same as "Sponsor" in these Official rules." If there is a conflict between the Terms of Service and these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall control with respect to this Hackathon only.

Entrant’s Personal Information:

Information collected from entrants is subject to the HackerEarth's Privacy Policy, which is available at https://www.hackerearth.com/privacy/ For questions, send an email to contact@hackerearth.com

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