Write, test and deploy scalable decentralized applications in minutes on the most developer-friendly blockchain.

NEAR is here to help reimagine your world and empower users to have full control and responsibility over their data. Use languages you already know to build DeFi, Web3, Gaming, Digital Art/Collectibles, infrastructure app and tools, or migrate an existing EVM app to NEAR. 

Join the NEAR MetaBUILD 2 Hackathon and start coding.

 

WHAT TO BUILD

Build an app using NEAR in one of the below tracks.

  • The Welcome track – for those who have an app and want to integrate blockchain into it, and for the non-blockchain developers who want to get familiar with the technology. 
  • The Natives track – for the developers who are already familiar with NEAR, Aurora or Octopus blockchain, or build ecosystem and tooling apps (using blockchain data, not the technology).

Bonus: Include the requirements of any of the Sponsor Challenges to be eligible for the applicable prizes. 

WHAT TO SUBMIT

  • Provide a URL to your Open Source code repository. All project repositories must be public and have an open source license.  
  • Select the Track your project is submitting into.
  • Include a video (about 3 minutes) that demonstrates your submission. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook Video and made public.
  • Optional: Select the Sponsor Challenge you are submitting your project into if applicable.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$1,000,000 in prizes

First Place

$70,000 USD in NEAR

Second Place

$50,000 USD in NEAR

Third Place

$30,000 USD in NEAR

Welcome Track | Best use of Technology (3)

$20,000 USD in NEAR

Native Track | Best use of Technology (3)

$20,000 USD in NEAR

Welcome Track | Best Design (3)

$20,000 USD in NEAR

Native Track | Best Design (3)

$20,000 USD in NEAR

Welcome Track | Most Potential Impact (3)

$20,000 USD in NEAR

Native Track | Most Potential Impact (3)

$20,000 USD in NEAR

Welcome Track | Biggest Idea (3)

$20,000 USD in NEAR

Native Track | Biggest Idea (3)

$20,000 USD in NEAR

Welcome Track | Most Sustainable Project (3)

$20,000 USD in NEAR

Native Track | Most Sustainable Project (3)

$20,000 USD in NEAR

Bonus Sponsor Prize Pools (4)

$10,000 USD in NEAR
* This will be divided and awarded to up to 5 projects per pool, which means a winner of a Bonus Sponsor Prize will get a minimum of $2,000 USD in NEAR.

Sponsor Challenge Prize | First Place (35)

$3000 USD in NEAR

Sponsor Challenge Prize | Second Place (35)

$2000 USD in NEAR

Sponsor Challenge Prize | Third Place (35)

$1000 USD in NEAR

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Illia Polosukhin

Illia Polosukhin
Co-Founder, NEAR Inc

Vadim Illin

Vadim Illin
DevRel, NEAR Inc

Marieke Flament

Marieke Flament
CEO, NEAR Foundation

Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken
CTO, Aurora Labs

Alex Shevchenko

Alex Shevchenko
CEO, Aurora Labs

Matt Henderson

Matt Henderson
Head of Product, Aurora Labs

Louis Liu

Louis Liu
Founder, Octopus Network

Avichal Garg

Avichal Garg
Managing Partner, Electric Capital

Dmitriy Berenzon

Dmitriy Berenzon
Research Partner, 1kx Capital

Gleb Dudka

Gleb Dudka
Senior Associate, Greenfield One

Richard Muirhead

Richard Muirhead
Managing Partner, Fabric Ventures

Linda Xie

Linda Xie
Co-Founder, Scalar Capital

Ashwin Ramachandran

Ashwin Ramachandran
General Partner, Dragonfly Capital

Rongbin Li

Rongbin Li
Founding partner , SevenX Ventures

Quera Huang

Quera Huang
Founder, Damo Labs

Riqi

Riqi
Founder, Paras Digital

Song Zhou

Song Zhou
Developer Community Lead, Crust

Jasper de Gooijer

Jasper de Gooijer
Co-founder and CTO, Flux

Alani Kuye

Alani Kuye
Technical Program Manager, Akash

Eric Yang

Eric Yang
Research Scientist, Dodo

Carolin Wend

Carolin Wend
COO, Mintbase

Taras Dovgal

Taras Dovgal
CEO, Kikimora Labs

Sampson

Sampson
Sr. Developer Relations Specialist, Brave

Sasha Hudzilin

Sasha Hudzilin
Co-creator, HumanGuild.io

Judging Criteria

  • Technological Implementation
    Does the interaction with NEAR demonstrate quality software development?
  • Design
    Is the user experience and design of the project well thought out?
  • Potential Impact
    Is the Project Open Source and how big of an impact could the project have on the NEAR ecosystem?
  • Quality of the Idea
    How creative and unique is the project?
  • Project Sustainability
    Is the plan for the Project thought out and realistic?

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