Are you a visionary developer seeking to shape the future of cloud computing? Look no further, as the Akash Network proudly presents its groundbreaking hackathon - Akash-a-thon!

Embrace this incredible opportunity to join a diverse and dynamic community of tech enthusiasts, as we challenge you to push the boundaries of decentralized cloud solutions.The Akash-a-thon invites all developers, regardless of experience or background, to showcase their creativity and ingenuity in building decentralized applications, dApps, and solutions that leverage the power of the Akash Network.

Whether you're an expert in blockchain technology, a cloud computing aficionado, or simply a coding enthusiast with a passion for innovation, this hackathon promises an exciting platform for you to shine.


There will be a total of 15 winners (3 per track) that will share a prize pool of up to $50,000 USD paid in AKT. $10,000 USD in AKT will be given out per track.

Beyond the financial gain our team will be looking at select projects to potentially offer extended funding and support to help scale the Akash ecosystem!

Prize Breakdown Per coding Tracks:

  • First Place: $7,000 USD paid in AKT
  • Second Place: $4,000 USD paid in AKT
  • Third place: $1,000 USD paid in AKT

Prize Breakdown Per Akash EDU Tracks:

  • First Place: $1,000 USD paid in AKT
  • Second Place: $700 USD paid in AKT
  • Third place: $300 USD paid in AKT

All winners will be subject to A Know Your Customer (“KYC”) process in order to be awarded the Prize.

Requirement & Judge Criteria

Judges evaluating your projects are from various Cosmos ecosystem projects and Overclock Labs representatives. They will be evaluating not just your creativity and execution, but also how your idea contributes to the Akash ecosystem.

Eligible submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges as noted above. Judges may or may not be listed individually on the Hackathon Website, and may change before or during the Judging Period. Judging will take place over the course of a week but may take longer depending on complexity of project submissions.

Entries will be judged on the following equally weighted criteria, and according to the sole and absolute discretion of the judges:

  • Originality & Creativity: How novel and innovative is the idea? Does it set out to do something unique or at least improve existing models?
  • Technicality & Design: What is tech like? Is it user-friendly and does it have comprehensive and efficient features? Is it designed to scale?
  • Business Model & Feasibility: What is the value proposition and how does it set out to differentiate itself? How will it capture the market and/or generate revenue?
  • Usability: What is the user experience like? Is it clean and intuitive such that users not familiar with blockchain can easily interact with the program?
  • Contribution to the Crypto Ecosystem: How does your idea increase crypto adoption, value for its users, and innovation in the field of blockchain? Does it welcome new users and help existing users?

The scores from the Judges will determine the potential winners of the applicable prizes. The Entrant(s) that are eligible for a Prize, and whose Submissions earn the highest overall scores based on the applicable Judging Criteria, will become potential winners of that Prize.

Key Dates



Hackathon Start and end date

August 14th - September 29th, 2023

Judges Submission Review Period

October 2nd - October 7th, 2023

Winners Announced

October, 2023


About Akash Network

Akash Network is an open network that lets users buy and sell computing resources securely and efficiently. Purpose-built for public utility.