8 months ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the NEAR MetaBUILD Hackathon gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.


If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.

9 months ago

Winner Announcement Update

Thank you all for your continued patience with us in announcing the winners of the NEAR MetaBUILD Hackathon. We are now planning to announce winners on March 22nd, 2022.

The organizing team and some of the judges have been affected by the war, but are now safe and able to continue working to complete the Hackathon. We hope that all participants and their families are well and safe.

Thank you for your time and patience,

9 months ago

Thank you

Thank you for joining the NEAR MetaBUILD Hackathon! While the judges continue to review your projects, we would love to hear about your experience participating in this hackathon. 

Please fill out this form and help us get better.

The winner announcement is scheduled for March 15th. We hope you’ve enjoyed this Hackathon and look forward to seeing your future submissions for additional hackathons.

9 months ago

Update about the Winner Announcement

Thank you for participating in the NEAR MetaBUILD Hackathon! Congratulations to all of the participants for building innovative projects with NEAR. Remember to check out all the projects in the project gallery.

We have so many great submissions that we need a little more time to test and judge the projects. 

We are now planning to announce winners on March 15th, 2022. Thank you for your time and patience! 

10 months ago

Today’s the day!

Today's the last day to submit your app using NEAR... You can do this!!!

Submission deadline = Monday, Feb 21 at 2:00pm (PT) / 5:00pm (ET)

4 hours left to submit. Finish your submission now. Might as well save it early… A rough draft is better than nothing!!

Submit your demo video. Remember the major requirement is a 3-minute demo video. Make sure it is public and playback is allowed on other platforms. Your video should include a complete walkthrough of your app and explain the tools you are using.

Access to your Code. Show off your code!…

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10 months ago

Time to start recording

We know as devs and innovators, your expertise normally lies behind the scenes, however, the submission video needs time too! It's often the first (and sometimes only!) thing that judges review.

With only 3 days left until submissions are due, here are some quick tips to help you prepare your required 3-minute video:


Get organized. Write out a script of what you need to say, demonstrate in your video, and rehearse it before recording. A good script should: 

  • Be 3 minutes or less.
  • Include your elevator pitch of why you built your project. 
  • Show a demo of your…

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10 months ago

Submission deadline extended!

The submission deadline is now February 21 at 2:00pm PST. 

Now you have some extra time to build and refine your projects. 

Don’t forget the main requirement: Build an app using NEAR in one of the below tracks.

  • The Welcome track – for those who have an app and want to integrate blockchain into it, and for the non-blockchain developers who want to get familiar with the technology. 
  • The Natives track – for the developers who are already familiar with NEAR, Aurora or Octopus blockchain, or build ecosystem and tooling apps (using blockchain data, not the technology).

Have additional questions?…

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10 months ago

Is your MetaBUILD project on track?

There are less than two weeks left to enter your submission to the NEAR MetaBUILD Hackathon!

Submissions are due February 14, 2022, at 2:00 pm PST

Did you know that you can submit today and still edit your submission before the deadline? If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now on Devpost. (Here’s how to enter a submission)



Build an app using NEAR in one of the below tracks.

  • The Welcome track – for those who have an app and want to integrate blockchain into it, and for the non-blockchain…

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10 months ago

Submission due date

Thank you for joining the NEAR MetaBUILD Hackathon! Due to some questions about the dates in the Discord channel, we wanted to formally post that we are extending the due date for projects to Feb 14, 2022 @ 2:00pm PST. Please be sure to complete your submission before then on Devpost.

Read through the project requirements. Or better yet, have a friend or colleague provide a second pair of eyes to make sure you didn’t miss anything.

Good luck and happy building!

11 months ago

Prizes, prizes, and more prizes

As if just building cool software solutions and taking your blockchain knowledge to the next level wasn’t enough incentive for you, here’s a reminder of the prize potential for eligible participants:


:trophy: Overall Prizes :trophy:

  • $70,000 in NEAR for First Place
  • $50,000 in NEAR for Second Place
  • $30,000 in NEAR for Third Please


:star: Welcome Track Prizes :star:
For those who have an app and want to integrate blockchain into it, and for the non-blockchain developers who want to get familiar with the technology. 

  • $20,000 in NEAR for 3 teams that win Best use of Technology
  • $20,000 in NEAR for…

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11 months ago

Join a workshop

Thanks for participating in the NEAR MetaBUILD Hackathon! Sponsors will be hosting workshops throughout the hackathon to help you out with your projects and answer your questions. Be sure to mark your calendars.


January 12, 2022 
Decentralized Storage on Near 
Join Song Zhou with Crust Network


January 19, 2022
Introduction to Akash
Join Alani Kuye with Akash


See the up to date schedule here

11 months ago

Judges and Sponsor Prizes

Exciting news today! We have the pleasure of announcing who will be judging your projects and the prize structure of the Sponsor Prizes today.



So far we have confirmed 20 Judges which include leaders from NEAR, the Sponsors, and multiple Venture Capital firms who are all looking forward to seeing what you build in the NEAR MetaBUILD Hackathon. 

Illia Polosukhin


Marieke Flament
NEAR Foundation

Avichal Garg
Electric Capital
Managing Partner


Linda Xie
Scalar Capital

Gleb Dudka
Greenfield One
Senior Associate


Paras Digital

Quera Huang
Damo Labs


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12 months ago

Start something new

End your year with a head start on your MetaBUILD project. Start building an app using NEAR.

Here are some things to get you going:

Don’t forget to add the developer office hours to your calendar. Office Hours will be hosted in the “DevRel Office Hours” channel under #development on our discord server. So bring your questions, ideas, and maybe a cup of joe and…

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