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Total Prize Pool: $12,000

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The Web3 Writing Contest

Submit a story with the #web3 tag on HackerNoon

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1st Place

434 OCT Tokens

2nd Place

260 OCT Tokens

3rd Place

86 OCT Tokens

Most Read

86 OCT Tokens


Submissions open


Submissions close

August 31st, 2022 11:59 PM EST

Result Announcements

Every Month

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What is The Web3

Writing Contest?


The Octopus Network in collaboration with HackerNoon is excited to host a Web3 Writing Contest! 

The most compelling idea of the Octopus Network is to be able to realize the dream of the Web 3 revolution sooner with our project. 

The term Web3 has recently taken off as a type of jargon in the blockchain space, but it has very deep philosophical tenets.

Entering the contest is quite easy. Just submit your article to HackerNoon with the #Web3 tag, and you’ll be entered in to win up to $2,000 worth of OCT tokens from our $12,000 prize pool each month, from March 1st to August 31st.
We hope the above information will inspire your imagination, but more importantly, we can’t wait to read your Web3 visions.


Prizes Awarded Each Month


$2,000 worth of OCT tokens* given out to the top 4 stories each month

1st Place - 434 OCT Tokens
2nd Place - 260 OCT Tokens
3rd Place - 86 OCT Tokens
Most Read - 86 OCT Tokens

The Decentralized Internet Writing Contest Rules & Guidelines


  • Must be 18+ to enter.

  • Story content can be any original story on #web3.

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

Extra consideration will be given to stories that cover Octopus Network 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 HackerNoon 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, 2022
Round 4: June 1 - June 30, 2022
Round 5: July 1 - July 31, 2022
Round 6: August 1 - August 31, 2022

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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