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Submit a story with the

#web-development tag on HackerNoon


3 Rounds


$6,000 prize pool for top 6 stories


Rewarding best stories on web app development, as well as articles on the services and features offered by IONOS Cloud Cubes.

Submissions open


Submissions close

September 15th, 2023 11:59 PM EST

Result Announcements

Top 10 stories - Every Month
Winners announcement - October 2023

The Web Development

Writing Contest

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HackerNoon is super excited to bring you another premium writing contest for web devs, thanks to our sponsor IONOS. This is your chance to showcase your expertise in web development and win $2,000 every month! You can write on any topic relevant to web development - we highly appreciate expert knowledge, programming, and development stories.


You can also explore the services and features offered by IONOS Cloud Cubes and choose a relevant topic that sparks your interest.



IONOS is a trusted partner for small and medium-sized businesses when it comes to web hosting and cloud services. They’re experts in IaaS, providing a range of tailored solutions specifically designed for web developers. Experience coding the way it's meant to be with IONOS Cloud Cubes - powerful KVM-based virtual servers designed for maximum flexibility and on-demand scalability.

Prizes Awarded​ Each Month


There will be a total of 3 rounds.

$2,000 will be awarded to the 2 top stories from each round.

The Web Development Writing Contest

Rules & Guidelines


  • Must be 18+ to enter.

  • Story content can be any original story on #web-development.​

  • 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 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. We will announce the shortlisted top ten stories from each round every month. The final results for each round will be announced in October.


Round 1: June 15th - July 14th, 2023
Round 2: July 15th - August 14th, 2023
Round 3: August 15th - September 15th, 2023
Winners Announcement: October 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 that receive the most eyeballs (real humans, not bots!). We will announce the shortlisted top ten stories from each round every month. The editors will vote for the top stories of each round. The final results and winners for the three rounds will be announced in October.

Can I win more than one prize?


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

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