Polygon Labs is excited to invite you to participate in our upcoming DevX Tour APAC Hackathon, and online virtual hackathon where developers can showcase their skills and create innovative solutions to improve the blockchain ecosystem. Polygon Labs is dedicated to developing Ethereum scaling solutions for Polygon protocols and engaging with other ecosystem developers to help make scalable, affordable, secure, and sustainable blockchain infrastructure for Web3 available.

The hackathon offers a total bounty of $125k+, including Polygon and sponsor bounties. Polygon Labs will offer a total prize of $50,000 divided into four tracks; information about them is below.

In addition to the prize money, Polygon provides a unique opportunity for the top 5 winners to showcase their projects at Polygon Connect, a premier event featuring top VCs and builders from the industry. Polygon Connect is an exclusive event where you can network with some of the best builders, investors, and experts in the Web3 space.

The Polygon Connect event offers winners a chance to connect with Polygon's founders and other industry leaders, learn from technical experts and other professionals, and build relationships with like-minded innovators in the Web3 space. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to gain exposure and get feedback from top industry players, which could help you take your project to the next level.

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List of Partners


  • ETHGlobal

  • Circle

  • Consensys

  • Trust Wallet

  • Luniverse

  • Newman Capital

  • Settlemint


  • The eligible countries are as follows: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, India, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, and Vietnam; provided that the list of eligible countries may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Polygon Labs. A national ID may be required for KYC when disbursing prizes.

  • A team can have a maximum of 4 members (with at least one member from the APAC region).

  • To be eligible to participate in the DevX Tour APAC Hackathon, you must agree to and comply with the Terms & Conditions.

Judges list

  • Sandeep Nailwal, Co-Founder Polygon Labs
  • JD Kanani, Co-Founder of Polygon Labs
  • Mihailo Bjelic, Co-Founder of Polygon Labs
  • Jordi Baylina, Co-Founder of Polygon Labs and Polygon zkEVM project
  • David Schwartz, Co-Founder of Polygon Labs and Polygon zkEVM project
  • TBD

Judging Criteria

1. Technical Implementation: How unique is the technical implementation of the project? How well is it engineered?

2. Innovation: How original, creative, novel, and valuable is the project? Does it bring something new and unique to the ecosystem?

3. Usefulness: How helpful is the project for the intended users? Does it solve a real problem or pain point?

4. User Experience: How easy and intuitive is the project for experts and beginners?

5. Impact on the Polygon Ecosystem: How much does this project improve the ecosystem? Does it drive adoption, provide better tools, or improve the architecture?

6. Potential for Future Growth: How much potential does the project have for future growth and development?

7. Overall Presentation: How well is the project presented, including the demo video and documentation?

Winners will have the opportunity to enter the Polygon Closed Dev Circle and may also have the chance to receive investment opportunities and mentorship from Polygon.

What if you win on Polygon?

The Top 5 teams getting invites to pitch at Polygon Connect

Exclusive Access to the Invite-only Polygon Closed Dev Circle:

As a hackathon bounty winner, you will gain exclusive access to the Polygon Closed Dev Circle, an invite-only community of builders on the Polygon ecosystem. This community provides you with a supportive network of like-minded developers, entrepreneurs, and industry experts, fostering collaboration and innovation. Even if you're not able to win any bounties, and have a promising project, we're happy to add you to the army.

Constant Support from the Marketing, Business Development, and Polygon Ventures Teams:

Winners will receive ongoing support from the Polygon Labs marketing, business development, and Polygon Ventures teams. This includes in-depth discussions about your product idea with the Polyong Labs business development team, who can provide valuable insights and guidance on market trends and potential partnerships. The Polygon Labs product management team can assist with product growth strategies, helping you refine and optimize your product for maximum impact. You will also have access to an extensive investor ecosystem, connecting you with potential funding opportunities to accelerate your project. In addition, Polygon Labs solution engineering support will be available to provide limited assistance with technical aspects of your project.

Polygon Village Vouchers from Top Polygon Ecosystem Solution Providers:

As a winner, you will receive Village Vouchers from top Polygon ecosystem solution providers. These vouchers can be used to claim services and resources from these providers, giving you access to valuable tools, technologies, and expertise to enhance your project's development and growth.

Opportunity to Participate in Deep Dives with Polygon Ecosystem Projects:

Winners will have the opportunity to participate in deep dives with other projects within the Polygon ecosystem. This will allow you to learn from other successful projects, exchange ideas, and explore potential collaborations. These deep dives provide valuable insights and networking opportunities, helping you broaden your knowledge and expand your project's potential.

Overall, as a winner of the Polygon hackathon bounties, you will not only receive financial rewards, but also gain access to a supportive community, expert guidance, and valuable resources to accelerate the development and success of your project on the Polygon ecosystem.