Happy Halloween, hackers 🎃! We are super excited to announce a special treat this month - the Zero Knowledge Proofs Writing Contest by RareSkills and HackerNoon.
Excellent topic for the contest, right? Zero Knowledge Proof has some amazing use cases and applications in security, privacy, and web3. This is your chance to flaunt your projects, case studies, and expert knowledge to win $1,000! Can’t wait to read the contributions of our community.
How to Enter the Zero Knowledge Proofs Contest
All you need to do is:
Write a story about anything relevant to Zero Knowledge Proofs.
Need some ideas to write on? Here are a few tips and tricks
- For devs who are interested in learning Zero Knowledge Proofs, we highly recommend this free resource on #zkp by RareSkills as a practical guide for programmers! You can share your learning on HackerNoon as a story for the contest.
- For more ideas and topics, check out our writing prompt for the zero proofs writing contest right now!
RareSkills is a grad school for web3 engineers seeking hands-on knowledge in web3 development. Check out the free resources by RareSkills on the HackerNoon Learn tab and learn how to build a Zero Knowledge Proof (ZK-SNARK) from scratch in Python and Solidity, Solidity Gas Optimisation, and Solidity Smart Contract Security.
The Zero Knowledge Proofs Writing Contest by RareSkills: Rules & Guidelines
- You must be 18+ to enter.
- Story content can be any original story on #zero-knowledge-proofs and #zkp.
- You must create a HackerNoon account, as winners will be contacted via email.
- Your submission should fulfill our editorial guidelines.
Can I write under a pen name?
Yes! You can use your real name on your HN profile or even create a persona to write under.
How long will the contest run?
- Round 1: November 1st - November 30th, 2023
- Winner Announcement: December 2023
Can I submit more than one entry to the contest?
Of course you can! Each story submission shall be considered a new entry into the writing contest.
Is there a word limit for the submissions?
Our minimum requirement is 500 words. There’s no upper limit. You can use as many words to share your story.
Can you use AI to write a story?
No. That would be cheating. Only original content written by humans will be considered qualified submissions.
How are the winners selected?
We’ll take the top 10 story submissions, factoring in originality, relevance, reads, and reading time.
Those ten stories will be voted on by HackerNoon staff, and the top story with the most votes will win.
We are waiting for your submissions! All the best, hackers! Visit contests.hackernoon.com to keep updated with the new and upcoming writing contests.
The Zero Knowledge Proof Writing Contest is brought to you by RareSkills. Write a story on Zero Knowledge Proofs and qualify to win $1,000. - Learn to Build a Zero Knowledge Proof (ZK-SNARK) from scratch in Python and Solidity (free ebook)!