The development team behind Lit is dedicated to supporting the developer community and promoting innovation in web3. That's why we're excited to announce the launch of our latest initiative: The Ignite Prize.
What is The Ignite Prize?
It's a special challenge and reward that sits on top of all the hackathons Lit is involved in. Essentially, it's a grand prize for the most innovative use of Lit for projects that started at or worked on during hackathons throughout this year, 2023.
How does it work?
Normally, at the end of a hackathon winning teams receive bounties and that’s that. With Ignite, any project that is built with Lit at a Lit-sponsored hackathon will be eligible to win an additional $20,000.
The Ignite Prize winner will be selected on December 15th.
It’s important to note that submissions will be judged based on the state of the product on December 10th, so teams are certainly invited to keep building after the end of any given hackathon!
In order to keep track of projects, please submit your project to this form as soon as a hackathon comes to a close. If you want to keep building up until December 10th, we can provide additional support and access to core developers working on Lit.
Teams that started their projects before 2023 or have raised more than $200,000 in venture funding are not eligible for The Ignite Prize.
If you are interested in participating in hackathons, we have an exciting lineup of events planned for the year. We will be present at many of the ETHGlobal events as well as a few virtual hackathons.
- Aragon DAO Global Hackathon (Online): April 10 - May 7
- ETHGlobal Tokyo: April 14 - 16
- ETHGlobal Waterloo: June 23 - 25
- ETHGlobal Paris: July 21 - 23
- ETHGlobal NYC: September 22 - 24
- ETHOnline: October 6 - 25
- ETHGlobal Istanbul: Q4
- ... more to be announced!
If you are unable to participate in these hackathons, you can still apply for The Ignite Prize, too! The submission process is linked above.
We encourage you to keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates. We also invite you to join our Discord to get involved in the ecosystem, connect with other participants, and ask any questions you may have.