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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


Carolin Wend

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Sponsor Prizes 

It is official! We have 35 Sponsor Challenges that you can accept on top of the main hackathon tracks. Each Sponsor Challenge will be looking to award a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner with the below prizes:

First Place - $3000 USD in NEAR

Second Place - $2000 USD in NEAR

Third Place - $1000 USD in NEAR

There are also 4 Bonus Sponsor Prize Pools of $10,000 USD in NEAR. Those Bonus Sponsor Prize Pools will be divided and awarded to up to 5 projects per pool, which means a winner of a Bonus Sponsor Prize will get a minimum of $2,000 USD in NEAR.


Good luck and happy building!