|1st Place||$13,500 USD||1||All Eligible Submissions|
|2nd place||$7,500 USD||1||All Eligible Submissions|
|3rd place||$3,500 USD||1||All Eligible Submissions|
|4th-7th Place||$1,500 USD||1 per Place||All Eligible Submissions|
|Social GoodMost Creative Award||$1,500 USD||1||All Eligible Submissions that have a theme of solving social welfare problems|
|Best User Experience Award (powered by Vercel)||$1,500 USD
*Chosen based on the Best User Experience Award Judging Criteria
|1||All Eligible Submissions that use Vercel|
|Best AI Application Award||$1,500 USD
* Chosen based on the AI Award Judging Criteria in Section 6.
|1||All Eligible Submissions that used AI.|
|Top 5 Idea-makers with the most votes||$100 USD
* Chosen based on the number of thumbs-up reactions on Discord channel
|5||All eligible Incentive Submission within the idea-list channel on Discord|
|Top 5 Storytellers with the most votes||$100 USD
* Chosen based on the number of thumbs-up reactions on Discord
|5||All Eligible Incentive Submissions within the story-teller channel on Discord|
|Finalist Prize||TiDB Hackathon Swag||Up to 60||All Eligible Submissions that are chosen as a Finalist|
IMPORTANT NOTES ON MULTIPLE PRIZE ELIGIBILITY:
An Eligible Submission can win a maximum of one (1) Grand Prize, one (1) Finalist Prize, one (1) Special Award, and one (1) Incentive Award.
If there are no eligible submissions for a Prize, that Prize will not be awarded.
Substitutions & Changes: Prizes are non-transferable by the winner. Sponsor in its sole discretion has the right to make a prize substitution of equivalent or greater value. Sponsor will not award a prize if there are no eligible submissions entered in the Hackathon, or if there are no eligible Entrants or submissions for a specific prize.
Verification Requirement: THE AWARD OF A PRIZE TO A POTENTIAL WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION OF THE IDENTITY, QUALIFICATIONS AND ROLE OF THE POTENTIAL WINNER IN THE CREATION OF THE SUBMISSION. No submission or submitter shall be deemed a winning submission or winner until their post-competition prize affidavits have been completed and verified, even if prospective winners have been announced verbally or on the competition website. The final decision to designate a winner shall be made by the Sponsor and/or Administrator.
Prize Delivery: Prizes will be payable to the Entrant, if an individual; to the Entrant’s Representative, if a Team; or to the Organization, if the Entrant is an Organization. It will be the responsibility of the winning Entrant’s Representative to allocate the Prize among their Team or Organization’s participating members, as the Representative deems appropriate. A monetary Prize will be mailed to the winning Entrant’s address (if an individual) or the Representative’s address (if a Team or Organization), or sent electronically to the Entrant, Entrant’s Representative, or Organization’s bank account, only after receipt of the completed winner affidavit and other required forms (collectively the “Required Forms”), if applicable. Failure to provide correct information on the Required Forms, or other correct information required for the delivery of a Prize, may result in delayed Prize delivery, disqualification or the Entrant, or forfeiture of a Prize. Prizes will be delivered within 60 days of the Sponsor or Devpost’s receipt of the completed Required Forms.
Fees & Taxes : Winners (and in the case of Team or Organization, all participating members) are responsible for any fees associated with receiving or using a prize, including but not limited to, wiring fees or currency exchange fees. Winners (and in the case of Team or Organization, all participating members) are responsible for reporting and paying all applicable taxes in their jurisdiction of residence (federal, state/provincial/territorial and local). Winners may be required to provide certain information to facilitate receipt of the award, including completing and submitting any tax or other forms necessary for compliance with applicable withholding and reporting requirements. United States residents may be required to provide a completed form W-9 and residents of other countries may be required to provide a completed W-8BEN form. Winners are also responsible for complying with foreign exchange and banking regulations in their respective jurisdictions and reporting the receipt of the Prize to relevant government departments/agencies, if necessary. The Sponsor, Devpost, and/or Prize provider reserves the right to withhold a portion of the prize amount to comply with the tax laws of the United States or other sponsor jurisdiction, or those of a winner’s jurisdiction.
|Technological Implementation||Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer and how well the TiDB Cloud features were leveraged, such as HTAP,Scalability, Realtime and AI-driven.|
|Quality of the Idea||Incledes creativity and orginality of the idea|
|User experience||Includes the user experience and visual design of the idea|