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New Relic "Hack the Planet" Contest Rules

Contest Announcement

New Relic “Hack the Planet” Contest on DEV & The Relicans

Sponsored by Dev Community Inc.("Sponsor")

NO ENTRY FEE. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

We urge you to carefully read the terms and conditions of this Contest Announcement Page and the DEV Community Inc. General Contest Official Rules located here ("Official Rules"), incorporated herein by reference. The following contest-specific details on this Contest Announcement Page, together with the Official Rules , govern your participation in the named contest defined below (the "Contest").

Sponsor does not claim ownership rights in your Entry. The Official Rules describe the rights you give to Sponsor by submitting an Entry to participate in the named Contest. In the event of a conflict between the terms of this Contest Announcement Page and the Official Rules, the Official Rules will govern and control.


Contest Name: New Relic “Hack the Planet” Contest

Entry Period: The Contest begins on January 28, 2021 at 9:00 AM PT and ends on February 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM PT (the "Entry Period")

How to Enter: All entries must be submitted no later than the end of the Entry Period. You may enter the Contest during the Entry Period as follows:

  1. Visit the Contest webpage part of the DEV Community Site located here (the "Contest Page"); and
  2. Follow any instructions on the Contest Page and submit your completed entry (each an "Entry").

There is no limit on the number of Entries you may submit during the Entry Period, but an Entrant (whether an individual, team or entity) may only win once in a particular Contest.

Required Elements for Entries: Without limiting any terms of the Official Rules, each Entry must include, at a minimum, the following elements:

  1. A published submission post on New Relic’s Forem community ( The Relicans ) under the #hacktheplanet tag (we encourage you to use this template )

  2. Within the submission post, a selection of one of the four (4) hackathon submission categories (listed below), a link to the app built with New Relic, screenshots of the app, a description of the app’s functionality, a link to the source code, an open source license selection and a written reflection on the participant’s experience broken out across several prompts. Contestants selecting the “Out Of This World” category will be required to answer an additional prompt.

Judging Criteria: All qualified entries will be judged by a panel as selected by Sponsor as set forth in the Official Rules.

Judges will award one (1) Grand Prize winners in each of the following three (3) categories:

  • Science and Observation: Utilize New Relic to observe science phenomena (natural disasters, COVID-19 cases, deforestation, etc.) around the world with the power of open source data.
  • New Year, New Resources: Implement New Relic into an existing application you've built and add a climate-centric feature.
  • Out of this World: - Build an awesome application using New Relic that doesn't fit into the other two categories above. With this category, we are looking for silly, fun, or truly "out there" submissions.

Judges will also select a total of ten (10) Runner Up Prize winners without respect to any particular category.

In the event of a tie in scoring between judges, the judges will select the entry that received the highest number of positive reactions on their DEV post to determine the winner.

Prize(s):

The prizes to be awarded from the Contest are as follows:

Three (3) Grand Prize winners will receive:

  • $5,000 USD gift card or equivalent
  • $350 USD credit to the DEV Shop
  • New Relic Swag Pack
  • DEV Sticker Pack
  • “Hack the Planet” grand prize profile badge on The Relicans community
  • A tree planted in your name

Ten (10) Runners-Up (without respect to any specific category) will receive:

  • $500 USD gift card or equivalent
  • $150 USD credit to the DEV Shop
  • New Relic Swag Pack
  • DEV Sticker Pack
  • “Hack the Planet” runner-up profile badge on The Relicans community
  • A tree planted in your name

Participants (not including Grand Prize-winners or Runners-Up) with a valid project will receive:

  • DEV Sticker Pack
  • “Hack the Planet” participant profile badge on The Relicans community
  • Your choice of eco-friendly New Relic swag, OR a donation to the Environmental Defense Fund
  • A tree planted in your name