Build with the simple bear necessities ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ

755 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 6
755 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 6

Winners are announced.

starts on:
May 30, 2023, 01:00 PM ()
ends on:
Jul 05, 2023, 12:00 AM ()



Your Project Must Include

  • At least some smart contract logic deployed to Moonbeam or Moonbase Alpha. Moonbase Alpha is the Moonbeam TestNet.
  • A link to your publicly accessible GitHub Repository.
  • Instructions in your ReadMe for how to run your project.

Individual bounties may have specific requirements. Check that you have fulfilled the requirements for your chosen bounties before submitting.

The Best Submissions Will Include

  • A link to a publicly accessible web app deployment. Vercel is a fast and easy option.
  • A 3-5 minute video demo of your project in action.

New / Existing Projects

You’re encouraged to build something new exclusively for this hackathon, but if you already have something in the works, you’re welcome to continue working on it in this hackathon. However, you must contribute substantially new features to it during the hackathon submission period. Additionally, you should clearly demonstrate this to the judges, by making significant commits within the submission period and by explaining the new features in the ReadMe.

You also need to provide a clear description of the changes/improvements done during the hackathon.


Support is readily available in the Moonbeam Discord For the fastest responses, please use the #Hackathons Channel in the Moonbeam Discord.

Terms and Conditions

Bear Necessities Hackathon by Moonbeam (the “Hackathon”)

Hackathon Rules Document (the “Rules”)

All participants in the Bear Necessities Hackathon are bound by the Rules of the Hackathon. All participants who submit a project, including unfinished or incomplete submissions, warrant that they have read and understood the Rules of the Hackathon.

Dates and Timing: Submission Opening (the “Submission Opening”) is scheduled to take place on or about May 30, 2023 at 9:00 am Eastern Time. Submission Deadline (the “Submission Deadline”) is scheduled to take place on or about June 27, 2023 at 8:00pm Eastern Time. The period between the Submission Opening and the Submission Deadline shall be known as the Submission Period (the “Submission Period”). The Sponsor may decide in its sole discretion to modify the Submission Period, including the Submission Opening and the Submission Deadline. Late submissions cannot be accepted regardless of the underlying reason. Judging Period: June 28, 2023 (9:00 am Eastern Time) – July 10, 2023 (5:00 pm Eastern Time) (“Judging Period”). The Sponsor may decide in its sole discretion to modify the Judging Period. Winners Announced: On or around July 13, 2023.

Sponsor and Administrator: - Hackathon Sponsor (the “Sponsor”): Moonbeam Foundation Ltd, 1 George Street #10-01, Singapore, Singapore 049145 - Hackathon Administrator (the “Administrator”): HackerEarth Inc. 1111 W El Camino Real, Ste 133 - 398, Sunnyvale 94087, California, USA

Eligibility: The Hackathon IS open to: Individuals who are at least the age of majority where they reside as of the time of entry (“Eligible Individuals”); Teams of Eligible Individuals (“Teams”); and Organizations (including corporations, not-for-profit corporations and other nonprofit organizations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other legal entities) that exist and have been organized or incorporated at the time of entry. An Eligible Individual may join more than one Team or Organization and an Eligible Individual who is part of a Team or Organization may also enter the Hackathon on an individual basis. If a Team or Organization is entering the Hackathon, they must appoint and authorize one individual (the “Representative”) to represent, act, and enter a Submission, on their behalf. By entering a Submission on behalf of a Team or Organization you represent and warrant that you are the Representative authorized to act on behalf of your Team or Organization. The Hackathon IS NOT open to: Individuals who are residents of, or Organizations domiciled in, a country, state, province or territory where the laws of the United States or local law prohibits participating or receiving a prize in the Hackathon (including, but not limited to, Brazil, Quebec, Russia, Crimea, Belarus, Cuba, Iran, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of Crimea, Syria and any other country designated by the United States Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control) Organizations involved with the design, production, paid promotion, execution, or distribution of the Hackathon, including the Sponsor and Administrator (“Promotion Entities”). Employees, representatives and agents** of such Promotion Entities, and all members of their immediate family or household* Any other individual involved with the design, production, promotion, execution, or distribution of the Hackathon, and each member of their immediate family or household* Any Judge (defined below), or company or individual that employs a Judge Any parent company, subsidiary, or other affiliate* of any organization described above Any other individual or organization whose participation in the Hackathon would create, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor and/or Administrator, a real or apparent conflict of interest *The members of an individual’s immediate family include the individual’s spouse, children and stepchildren, parents and stepparents, and siblings and stepsiblings. The members of an individual’s household include any other person that shares the same residence as the individual for at least three (3) months out of the year. Agents include individuals or organizations that in creating a Submission to the Hackathon, are acting on behalf of, and at the direction of, a Promotion Entity through a contractual or similar relationship. *An affiliate is: (a) an organization that is under common control, sharing a common majority or controlling owner, or common management; or (b) an organization that has a substantial ownership in, or is substantially owned by the other organization.

Intellectual Property: Your Submission must: (a) be your (or your Team, or Organization’s) original work product; (b) be solely owned by you, your Team, your Organization with no other person or entity having any right or interest in it; and (c) not violate the intellectual property rights or other rights including but not limited to copyright, trademark, patent, contract, and/or privacy rights, of any other person or entity. An Entrant may contract with a third party for technical assistance to create the Submission provided the Submission components are solely the Entrant’s work product and the result of the Entrant’s ideas and creativity, and the Entrant owns all rights to them. An Entrant may submit a Submission that includes the use of open source software or hardware, provided the Entrant complies with applicable open source licenses and, as part of the Submission, creates software that enhances and builds upon the features and functionality included in the underlying open source product. By entering the Hackathon, you represent, warrant, and agree that your Submission meets these requirements.

New & Existing: Projects must be either newly created by the Entrant or, if the Entrant’s Project existed prior to the Hackathon Submission Period, must have been significantly updated after the start of the Hackathon Submission Period, with documentation to support this. Commits showing non-trivial development activity during the hackathon period may satisfy this requirement.

Plagiarism Advisory: Entrants are free to use existing templates, frameworks, libraries, and resources to the extent permissible by the relevant open source software license. Entrants are free to use AI-tools such as ChatGPT to create, assist with, or modify their project. Plagiarism, or representing someone else’s work as your own, is strictly prohibited. A review of all projects for plagiarism is conducted and any projects suspected of plagiarism (as determined by the judges in their sole discretion) will be disqualified and ineligible for any prizes.

Multiple Submissions: An Entrant may submit more than one Submission, however, each submission must be unique and substantially different from each of the Entrant’s other Submissions, as determined by the Sponsor and or judging team. The Sponsor may decide to disqualify an individual or team in the event of numerous similar or closely related submissions, or if the Sponsor determines that the individual or team has attempted to gain an unfair advantage.

Judging: Eligible submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges selected by the Sponsor (the “Judges”). Judges may be employees of the sponsor or third parties, may or may not be listed individually on the Hackathon Website, and may change before or during the Judging Period. Judging may take place in one or more rounds with one or more panels of Judges, at the discretion of the sponsor. If there are no eligible submissions (as determined by the Sponsor and/or Judges) for a prize, that prize will not be awarded.

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. Award payments may be subject to identity verification before award payments can be disbursed. The final decision to designate a winner shall be made by the Sponsor.

Prize Delivery: For each award funded by the Sponsor, the Sponsor will disperse a single payment to the winning team. 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.

3rd Party Award Disclaimer: In addition to prizes offered by the Sponsor, the hackathon features prizes sponsored by a variety of supporting ecosystem teams. These participating ecosystem teams may choose to remit award payment to the Sponsor, in which case the Sponsor will disburse the award to the winning team consistent with its standard process, including identity verification. In cases where supporting ecosystem teams choose to award their winners directly, the supporting ecosystem team will be entirely responsible for award payment delivery, and the Sponsor will not be responsible for any issues that may arise, including but not limited to failure to deliver payment, payment delivery to incorrect address, or loss of funds.

Agreement to HackerEarth Terms of Use: By participating in the Hackathon, you agree to the Terms of Service of HackerEarth.

Severability: If any clause, or portion of a clause, in the Hackathon Rules is considered invalid under the rule of law, it shall be regarded as stricken while the remainder of the Rules shall continue to be in full effect.

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