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Total Prize Pool: $15,000

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Submit a story with the #decentralized-internet tag on HackerNoon


1st Place

2,500 USDT

2nd Place

1,500 USDT

3rd Place

500 USDT

Most Read

500 USDT


Submissions open


Submissions close

June 30th, 2022 11:59 PM EST

Result Announcements

Every Month

What is The Decentralized Internet Writing Contest?


QuickNode is excited to host a Decentralized Internet Writing Contest in collaboration with HackerNoon! Here’s your chance to win money from a $5000 monthly prize pool. You can write about anything related to decentralized internet - it could be the exciting new updates you know about or your opinion piece on them.

View our #decentralized-internet stories for inspiration.

About QuickNode

QuickNode makes it simple to power your blockchain applications and scale up as you grow. From elastic APIs & dedicated nodes, to powerful tools & analytics, all at your command through a simple control panel.



Prizes Awarded Each Month


1st Prize - 2,500 USDT
2nd Prize - 1,500 USDT 
3rd Prize - 500 USDT 
Most Read - 500 USDT

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The Decentralized Internet Writing Contest Rules & Guidelines


  • Must be 18+ to enter.

  • Story content can be any original story on #decentralized-internet.

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

Extra consideration will be given to stories that cover QuickNode in some way. 

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 HN profile, a fake name, or even create a persona to write under.

You can also enter the contest as both an individual or as a company writing under a branded account.

How Long Will the Contest Run?


Round 1: March 1 - March 31, 2022
Round 2: April 1 - April 30, 2022
Round 3: May 1 - May 31, 202

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?


Each month, we’ll take the top 10 story submissions that generated the most traffic.

Those 10 stories will be voted on by HackerNoon staff and the 5 stories with the most votes win.

Can I win more than one prize?


Yes! If you submit multiple stories, each has the chance to win.

Nominees are selected by total traffic each month and then voted on by our team. If 2 of your submitted stories that month are in the top 10 most-trafficked that month, both of them are eligible to win a prize.

Meaning you could potentially bag both first and second place in the contest if 2 of your stories make it to the top 10.

If I win a prize in round 1, can I still submit another entry into round 2?

Absolutely! Please feel free to enter each round of the competition.

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