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Total Prize Pool: $1,000

The #decentralize-ai Writing Contest

by ICP & HackerNoon

Submit a story with the #decentralize-ai

tag on HackerNoon

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For the best

#decentralize-ai stories

1st prize - $500

2nd prize - $300

3rd prize - $200

Submissions open
June 24, 2024

Submissions close

September 24, 2024

Results announced after 3 months

Introducing the ICP

#decentralize-ai Writing Contest

Attention writers, developers, and AI enthusiasts! Join us for the inaugural ICP #decentralize-ai Writing Competition, a unique opportunity to showcase your insights and creativity regarding decentralized AI and the Internet Computer Protocol.


By entering, you stand a chance to win from a $1,000 prize pool and contribute to the growing body of knowledge regarding decentralized AI on ICP.

Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas to inspire your submission

1. Understanding Decentralized AI
Provide an overview of decentralized AI, its significance in the current tech landscape, and how ICP’s unique features are pioneering this field. Include a discussion of the benefits and challenges developers may experience when using decentralized AI on ICP.

2. Decentralized AI Use Cases
Explore various applications of decentralized AI across industries such as finance, healthcare, supply chain, and more, specifically highlighting ICP-based solutions. Include real-world example applications from the ICP ecosystem, and mention any potential future developments of ICP that may enable future use cases.

3. Building Decentralized AI Models
Share tutorials or case studies on how to develop and deploy decentralized AI models onICP. This could include leveraging ICP's Chain Fusion technology, unique smart contract architecture, or decentralized compute resources.

4. How to Enhance AI
Write about how AI can be used to enhance data security, transparency, and trust. You should provide examples of projects on ICP that successfully combine these technologies to support your statements.


5. AI for Blockchain Analytics
How can AI be used to analyze blockchain data on ICP, predict trends, and provide actionable insights? What is the potential for AI-driven analytics tools in the ICP blockchain space? Write about any current tools that exist, or how a new AI-based tool could be deployed on ICP.

6. Ethical Considerations Using AI
Examine the ethical implications of using AI including data privacy, bias mitigation, and the democratization of AI technology. Propose different strategies for ensuring ethical AI development on ICP.

7. Innovations in AI and Data Visualization
What are the innovative approaches to visualizing AI data on decentralized systems, specifically on ICP? Highlight tools and techniques that can be used to enhance the understanding and usability of complex AI models and data.

8. AI and Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
Explore the intersection of AI and DeFi, including how AI can be used to optimize trading strategies, predict market movements, or enhance financial decision-making in a decentralized context on ICP.


9. Developer Experience (DX)
Emphasis the importance of a positive developer experience in regard to the adoption of decentralized AI technologies. What are the tools, frameworks, and best practices that facilitate the development and deployment of decentralized AI applications on ICP?

We look forward to your innovative ideas and contributions. Happy writing and good luck!

About ICP

The DFINITY Foundation is a Swiss, not-for-profit founded in 2016 and based in Zurich, Switzerland. The Foundation is a major contributor to the Internet Computer (ICP). The Internet Computer is a third-generation blockchain capable of hosting thousands of dapps fully on-chain.

Run AI on the blockchain

Prizes Awarded - 1 Round, 3 Winners!


$1,000 will be awarded to the 3 best #decentralize-api stories after the contest closes on September 24, 2024. 

The #decentralize-ai Writing Contest Rules & Guidelines


  • Must be 18+ to enter.

  • Story content can be any original story on #decentralize-ai.​

  • Must create a HackerNoon account, as winners will be contacted via email.​

Who Can Enter the Contest?​


Anyone over the age of 18. There are no location restrictions.

Can I Write Under a Pen Name?


Yes! You can use your real name on your HackerNoon profile, a pseudonym, or even create a persona to write under.

How Long Will the Contest Run?​

The Contest will run for 3 months, starting on June 24, 2024, and ending on September 24, 2024.

Can I submit more than one entry to the contest?

Of course. Each story submission shall be considered a new entry into the writing contest.

How are the winners selected?


  • After 3 months, we’ll shortlist and announce the top 10 story submissions that receive the most eyeballs (real humans, not bots!).

  • Next, the shortlisted stories will be voted on by HackerNoon staff.

  • The top 3 stories with the most votes will be crowned as winners. 

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