Total Prize Pool: $12,000
For #web-development stories
For #ecommerce stories
January 16th, 2023
April 16th, 2023 11:59 PM EST
The Web Development and eCommerce Writing Contest
HackerNoon and Elastic Path have brought you a super fun writing contest with a whopping monthly prize pool of $4,000! This time, we are giving you MORE freedom and more topics to write about! You can either write on #web-development or #ecommerce to win $$$!!
We encourage all web-dev and eCommerce enthusiasts, from developers and architects to product managers, engineers, and more to participate in the contest! Here are some ideas to get you started:
Share your #web-development story
The world has gone digital. There is no denying the importance of having a digital presence, regardless of a brand’s industry, product, or selling strategy. Even small business owners looking to promote their skills or products need to be online. Where has web-development taken you? Write any story that speaks to your experiences, frustrations, and predictions. Some ideas to help you get started:
How to embrace digital transformation
Benefits, challenges, or general tips for using popular languages and frameworks like python, angular, react, nextjs, PHP
Web development trends and predictions
Websites, YouTube Channels, or other resources to help you learn new web development techniques
Share your #ecommerce story
The eCommerce industry is vast, catering to everyone from global enterprises to mom-and-pop shops. What does eCommerce mean to you? Write any story that speaks to your experiences, frustrations, and predictions. Some ideas to help you get started:
Tips for eCommerce web development and design
Thoughts on eCommerce architecture and API implementation
How to maximize customer engagement and product discoverability
Ecommerce logistics from shipping to fulfillment
Trending topics, from crypto, AI, and security, to SEO, social selling, and VR/AR
About Elastic Path
Elastic Path is the only commerce company making Composable Commerce accessible for tech teams with unique product merchandising requirements and complex go-to-market strategies.
Prizes Awarded Each Month
For #web-development stories
1st Prize - 1,000 USD
2nd Prize - 600 USD
3rd Prize - 400 USD
For #ecommerece stories
1st Prize - 500 USD
2nd Prize - 300 USD
3rd Prize - 200 USD
The Web Development and eCommerce Writing Contest Rules & Guidelines
Must be 18+ to enter.
Must create a HackerNoon account.
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 fake name, or even create a persona to write under.
How Long Will the Contest Run?
The contest consists of 3 rounds and will run for three months.
Round 1: January 16th - February 16th, 2023
Round 2: February 16th - March 16th, 2023
Round 3: March 16th - April 16th, 2023
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. Those 10 stories will be voted on by HackerNoon staff and the 3 stories with the most votes win.
Can I win more than one prize?
Yes! If you submit multiple stories, each has a 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 stories 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.