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The Web Development and eCommerce Writing Contest

by Elastic Path & HackerNoon

Submit a story with the #ecommerce or

#web-development tag on HackerNoon

For #web-development stories

1st Place

1,000 USD

2nd Place

600 USD​​

3rd Place

400 USD

For #ecommerce stories

1st Place

500 USD

2nd Place

300 USD​​

3rd Place

200 USD

Submissions open

January 16th, 2023

Submissions close

April 16th, 2023 11:59 PM EST

Result Announcements

Every Month

The Web Development and eCommerce Writing Contest

Web Development and E-commerce Writing C

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.


Explore our product today!

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


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 17
th - March 16th, 2023
Round 3: March 17th - 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.

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