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Submit a story with the #gaming-metaverse tag on HackerNoon

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1st Place

$2000 in SAND

2nd Place

$1500 in SAND

3rd Place

$1000 in SAND

4th Place

$800 in SAND

5th Place

$500 in SAND

Submissions open


Submissions close

October 31, 2021 11:59 PM EST


November 9, 2021

What is The Gaming Metaverse

Writing Contest?


Hosted by HackerNoon in partnership with The Sandbox, The Gaming Metaverse Writing Contest is an opportunity to share your knowledge and opinions on metaverse gaming and the blockchain gaming industry as a whole. 

By simply submitting an article to HackerNoon with the #gaming-metaverse tag, you’ll be entered in to win up to $2000 worth of SAND tokens from our $5800 prize pool each month, from August 1st to October 31st.

You can write about your favorite blockchain games, gaming metaverses, NFTs, play-to-earn platforms, and more!



Prizes Awarded Each Month


$5800 worth of SAND tokens* given out to the top 5 stories each month

1st Place - $2000 in SAND
2nd Place -
$1500 in SAND
3rd Place -
$1000 in SAND
4th Place -
$800 in SAND
5th Place -
$500 in SAND


*SAND tokens can be easily converted into other cryptocurrency or fiat currency on Binance, Uniswap,, and many other marketplaces

The Gaming Metaverse Writing Contest Rules & Guidelines


  • Must be 18+ to enter

  • Story content must cover at least 1 of the contest topics* (see full list below)

  • Contestants can win more than one prize each month (the more stories you submit, the higher your chances of winning)

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

What Topics Can I Write About?

  • Metaverses

  • Blockchain Games

  • Game Development

  • Decentralized Gaming

  • Play-to-earn 

  • Game Monetization

  • Monetizing Creativity

  • NFT Marketplaces

Bonus points will be given to stories that cover The Sandbox in some way. 
View Our Current Submissions for Inspiration


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: August 1 - August 31, 2021
Round 2: September 1 - September 30, 2021
Round 3: October 1 - October 31, 2021


Can I submit more than one entry to the contest?


Yes. Contestants can submit as many #gaming-metaverse stories as they want each month.

The more the merrier; the more you submit, the more chances you have of winning.

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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