Torus4Everyone 2019 Official Rules

Hackathon Name: Torus4Everyone 2019 (the “Hackathon”)

Hackathon Website: (the “Hackathon Website”)

1. Poster and Administrator

Poster (the “Poster”): Torus Labs Private Limited, UEN 201832986W, 60 Paya Lebar Road, #4-46, Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051.

The poster is the sponsor and entity responsible for the Hackathon.

2. Dates and Timing

Online Hackathon Submission Period: 01 September 2019, 9 AM GMT+8, to 30 September 2019, 6 PM GMT+8 (the “Hackathon Submission Period”)

Judging Period: 01 October 2019, 9 AM GMT+8, to 11 October 2019, 6 PM GMT+8 (the “Judging Period”)

Winner Announcement: 15 October 2019, 3 PM GMT+8

Devpost will be the official timekeeper of the Hackathon.

3. Eligibility

A. The Hackathon IS open to: 

  • Any individual (“Eligible Individuals”)
  • Teams of Eligible Individuals (“Teams”)
  • 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 (“Organizations”)
  • (the above are collectively called “Makers”)

 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. The Representative must meet the eligibility requirements above. By entering a Submission on the Site 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.

 B. The Hackathon IS NOT open to: 

  • Individuals who are residents of, or Small Organizations or Large Organizations domiciled in, a country, state, province or territory where the laws of the United States, European Union or United Nations or local law prohibits participating or receiving a prize in the Hackathon (including, but not limited to, Brazil, Quebec, and Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Syria and any other country designated by the United States Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, and Commission of the European Union or Security Council of the United Nations)
  • Any other individual or organization whose participation in the Hackathon would create, in the sole discretion of the Poster and/or Administrator, a real or apparent conflict of interest

4. Submission Requirements

Makers must do the following to participate in the Hackathon:

Register for the Hackathon on the Hackathon Website by clicking the “Register for this Hackathon” button. To complete registration, sign up to create a Devpost account, or log in with an existing Devpost account. There is no charge for creating a Devpost account. This will enable you to receive important updates and access the “Enter a Submission” page.

Program a Decentralised Application (the “DApp”) that interacts with the Ethereum blockchain through existing ETH, ERC20, or ERC721 tokens, or newly developed ERC20 or ERC721 tokens, solves a current issue, adds value, or offers utility to mainstream users and integrates Torus as the login mechanism.

Provide a usable version free of charge, and without any restriction, for testing, evaluation and use by the Poster, Administrator and judges during the Hackathon. If the code repository is public, Makers must provide a link for accessing the code repository on the Enter a Submission form

Upload a public demo video on YouTube with the #torus4everyone2019, explaining how the project works, and how users can benefit and gain value from the project, and why they should use it.

A. Language Requirements

All Submission materials must be in English or, if not in English, the Maker must provide an English translation of the demonstration video, text description, and testing instructions as well comments on the code repository submitted.

5. Submission Rights

A. Maker Rights

Subject to the licenses described herein, any applicable intellectual property rights to a Submission will remain with the Maker.

B. Poster Rights

By entering the Hackathon, you grant to the Poster, Administrator, and any other third parties acting on the Poster’s behalf, a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide perpetual license to display publicly and use for promotional purposes and commercial purposes the Submission, in perpetuity. This license includes, but is not limited to, posting or linking to the Submission on Poster’s, Administrator’s, and partners’ websites and applications, including the Hackathon Website, and display and promotion of the Submission in any other media, worldwide.

C. Submission Display

The following Submission components may be displayed to the public: name, description, images, video URL, website UR, team members, the Submission category and platform, and submitter type. Other Submission materials may be viewed by the Poster, Administrator, and Judges for screening and evaluation.

D. Makers represent and warrant that the Poster, Administrator, and Hackathon partners are free to use Makers’ Submission in the manner described above, as provided or as modified by the Administrator, without obtaining permission or license from any third party and without any compensation to Makers or any other third parties.

6. Judging

A. Judges

Eligible Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges selected by the Poster (the “Judges”). Judges may be employees of the Poster or third party individuals. Judging will take place in one round. The first round will be judged by a panel made by the Poster’s personnel which will test the functionality of the submitted DApps. The second round will be judged by a panel made by third parties appointed by Poster and Poster’s personnel, who will determine the winners of each of the Prizes. People’s choice.

B. Submission Judging Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated by the Poster during the Submission Review Period in two stages.

Stage One

The first stage will determine via pass/fail whether the submissions meet the baseline level of viability, in that there is a reasonable chance they reasonably fit the theme and requirements of the competition.

Stage Two

All submissions that pass Stage One will be evaluated by the Poster in Stage Two based on the following equally weighted criteria (the “Judging Criteria”):

I. Technical Functionality

How clear is the maker’s idea executed, and what is the quality of code built.

II. Creativity

How unique and original is the maker’s idea.

III. User Experience

How intuitive is the operational process for both new and returning users.

IV. Potential Impact

To what extent would the application add utility and value to mainstream users.

V. Presentation

How well did the maker present their idea via the demo video and supplementary materials.

C. Community Favorite

For Prize D listed in Section 7 below, the winner is judged based on the highest number of likes their uploaded video receives.

D. Tie Breaker

For Prizes A to D listed in Section 7 below, if two or more Submissions are tied, the tied Submission with the highest score in the first applicable criterion listed above will be considered the higher scoring Submission. In the event any ties remain, this process will be repeated, as needed, by comparing the tied Submissions’ scores on the next applicable criterion. If two or more Submissions are tied on all applicable criteria, the panel of Judges will vote on the tied Submissions.

7. Prizes




Eligible Entries

Applicable Judging Criteria

A. Grand Prize

  • US$5,000
  • Featured on Torus social media channels
  • Featured on Winner Blog Post


All eligible entries that pass stage one judging


B. Runner Up

  • US$3,000
  • Featured on Torus social media channels
  • Featured on Winner Blog Post


All eligible entries that pass stage one judging


C. Second Runner Up

  • US$1,000
  • Featured on Torus social media channels
  • Featured on Winner Blog Post


All eligible entries that pass stage one judging


D. Community Favorite

  • US$1,000
  • Featured on Torus social media channels
  • Featured on Winner Blog Post


All eligible entries that pass stage one judging



Poster will grant one Prize for each of the above categories. The Poster reserves the right to not award a Prize for one or more categories if there are not sufficient quality submissions.

B. Eligible submissions must pass stage one judging to be eligible for stage two judging.

8. Verification of Potential Winners

A. Verification Requirements


B. Required Online Forms

Potential winners will be notified using the email address associated with the Devpost account used to enter the Submission (the submitter is the “Representative” in the case of a Team or Organization). In order to receive a Prize, the potential winner (including all participating team members in the case of a Team or Organization) will be required to digitally sign and return to the Poster or Administrator, affidavit(s) of eligibility (or a similar verification document) and liability/publicity release(s), and any applicable tax forms (“Required Forms”) and the personal data necessary in order to provide the Prize.

C. Deadline for Returning Required Online Forms: ten (10) business days after the Required Forms are sent.

D. Disqualification: The Poster and/or Administrator may deem a potential winner (or participating team members) ineligible to win if:

I. the potential winner’s Representative or any participating member does not respond to multiple emails or fails to sign and return the Required Forms by the deadline listed above, or responds and rejects the Prize;

II. the Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable; or

III. the Submission or the potential winner, or any member of a potential winner’s Team or Organization, is disqualified for any other reason stipulated in the Official Rules.

In the event of a disqualification, the Poster and/or Administrator will award the applicable Prize to the Maker with the next highest score.

9. Prize Distribution

A. Substitutions & Changes

The Poster has the right to make a Prize substitution of equivalent or greater value. If Poster decides to change the Prizes, it will amend these Official Rules and publish the addendum before appointing the winners. The Poster will not award a Prize if there are no eligible Submissions entered in the Hackathon, or if there are no eligible Makers or Submissions for a specific Prize.

B. Prize Delivery

Prizes will be payable to the Maker, if an individual, to the Maker’s Representative, if a Team, or to the Organization, if the Maker is a Small Organization. It will be the responsibility of the winning Maker’s Representative to allocate the Prize among their Team or Organization’s participating members, as the Representative deems appropriate. A monetary Prize will be transferred to the winning Maker’s Ethereum Wallet address or the Representative’s Ethereum Wallet address (if a Team or Organization), only after receipt of the Required Forms.

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 Maker, or forfeiture of a Prize.

C. Prize Delivery Timeframe

Within ten (14) days of the Poster or Administrator’s receipt of the Required Forms.

D. Fees & Taxes

Makers are not bound to pay any fees or taxes in order to participate in the Hackathon.

Winners (and in the case of Team or Small Organization, all participating members) are responsible for any fees associated with receiving or using a prize, including but not limited to, wiring fees. Winners (and in the case of Team or Small 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. 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 POSTER, ADMINISTRATOR, AND/OR PRIZE PROVIDER RESERVE THE RIGHT TO WITHHOLD A PORTION OF THE PRIZE AMOUNT TO COMPLY WITH THE TAX LAWS OF SINGAPORE OR OTHER POSTER JURISDICTION OR THOSE OF A WINNER’S JURISDICTION IF SUCH ARE BOUND BY APPLICABLE LAW TO WITHHOLD THE TEXTS DUE FOR PRIZES OFFERED DURING CONTESTS.

E. Publication

All winners of the Prizes will be displayed on the Hackathon Website after such are validated.

10. Entry Conditions and Release

A. By entering the Hackathon, you (and, if you are entering on behalf of a Team or Organization each participating members) agree(s) to the following:

I. The relationship between you, the Maker, and the Poster and Administrator is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship.

II. You will be bound by and comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of the Poster, Administrator, and/or the Hackathon Judges which are binding and final in all matters relating to the Hackathon. 

III. You release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Poster, Administrator, Promotion Entities, and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the Prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Hackathon, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (hereafter the “Released Parties) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a Maker’s entry, creation of Submission or entry of a Submission, participation in the Hackathon, acceptance or use or misues of the Prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, transmission, performance, exploitation or use of the SUbmission as authorized or licensed by these Official Rules.

B. Without limiting the foregoing, the Released Parties shall have no liability in connection with:

I. any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by the Poster or Administrator's electronic or printing error, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Hackathon;

II. technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines, internet connectivity or electronic transmission errors, or network hardware or software or failure of the Hackathon Website;

III. unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Hackathon;

IV. technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Hackathon or the processing of Submissions; or

V. any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the Maker’s participation in the Hackathon or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize.

The Released Parties will not be, nor at present are, responsible for incomplete, late, misdirected, damaged, lost, illegible, or incomprehensible Submissions or for address or email address changes of the Solvers. Proof of sending or submitting will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by the Poster or Administrator.

If for any reason any Solver’s Submission is determined to have not been received or been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the Solver’s sole remedy is to request the opportunity to resubmit its Submission. Such a request must be made promptly after the Solver knows or should have known there was a problem and will be determined at the sole discretion of the Poster.

11. Publicity

By participating in the Hackathon, you consent to the use of personal information about you, if you are a winner, by the Poster, Administrator, and third parties acting on their behalf. Such personal information includes, but is not limited to, your name, photograph, voice, opinions, comments, hometown and country of residence. It may be used in any existing or newly created media, worldwide without further payment or consideration or right of review, unless prohibited by law. Authorized use includes advertising and promotional purposes.

12. General Conditions

A. Poster and Administrator reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Hackathon, or any part of it, in the event of a technical failure, fraud, or any other factor or event that was not anticipated or is not within their control. Poster and Administrator reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to amend these Official Rules. The amendments will be notified to all Makers by posting them on the Hackathon website.

B. Poster and Administrator reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual or Maker it finds to be actually presenting the appearance of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Hackathon or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in a manner that is inappropriate, unsportsmanlike, not in the best interests of this Hackathon, or a violation of any applicable law or regulation.

C. Any attempt by any person to undermine the proper conduct of the Hackathon may be a violation of criminal and civil law. Should Poster or Administrator suspect that such an attempt has been made or is threatened, they reserve the right to take appropriate action including but not limited to requiring a Maker to cooperate with an investigation and referral to criminal and civil law enforcement authorities.

D. If there is any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of the Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Hackathon materials, including but not limited to the Hackathon Submission form, Hackathon Website, advertising (including but not limited to television, print, radio or online ads), the terms and conditions of the Official Rules shall prevail.

E. The terms and conditions of the Official Rules are subject to change at any time, including the rights or obligations of the Maker, the Poster and the administrator. The Poster and Administrator will post the terms and conditions of the amended Official Rules on the Hackathon Website. To the fullest extent permitted by law, any amendment will become effective at the time specified in the posting of the amended Official Rules or, if no time is specified, the time of posting.

F. If at any time prior to the deadline, a Maker or prospective Maker believes that any Official Rule is or may be unclear or ambiguous, they must submit a written request for clarification.

G. The Poster or Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Should any provision of these Official Rules be or become illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction whose laws or regulations may apply to a Maker, such illegality or unenforceability shall leave the remainder of these Official Rules, including the Rule affected, to the fullest extent permitted by law, unaffected and valid. The illegal or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a valid and enforceable provision that comes closest and best reflects the Poster’s intention in a legal and enforceable manner with respect to the invalid or unenforceable provision.

H. Excluding Submissions, all intellectual property related to this Hackathon, including but not limited to copyrighted material, trademarks, trade-names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned or used under license by the Poster and/or Administrator. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owners is strictly prohibited. Any use in a Submission of Poster or Administrator intellectual property shall be solely to the extent provided for in these Official Rules.

13. Limitations of Liability

By entering, all Makers (including, in the case of a Team or Organization, all participating members) agree to be bound by the Official Rules and hereby release the Released Parties from any and all liability in connection with the Prizes or Maker’s participation in the Hackathon. Provided, however, that any liability limitation regarding gross negligence or intentional acts, or events of death or body injury shall not be applicable in jurisdictions where such limitation is not legal.

14. Disputes

A. Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Hackathon, Maker agrees that:

I. any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Hackathon, or any Prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action lawsuit, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and held at the SIAC office nearest the contestant;

II. the international arbitration act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and 

III. judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.

B. Under no circumstances will Maker be permitted to obtain awards for, and contestant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than contestant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this Hackathon), and Maker further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

C. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Maker and Poster in connection with this Hackathon, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of Singapore.


15. Additional Terms that are Part of the Official Rules

Please review the Devpost Terms of Service at for additional rules that apply to your participation in the Hackathon and more generally your use of the Hackathon Website. Such Terms of Service are incorporated by reference into these Official Rules. If there is a conflict between the Terms of Service and these Official Rules, the latter terms shall control with respect to this Hackathon only.

Participation in the Hackathon constitutes Maker’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules. By entering, a Maker agrees that all decisions related to the Hackathon that are made pursuant to these Official Rules are final and binding and that all such decisions are at the sole discretion of the Poster and/or Administrator.

The Administrator collects personal information from you when you enter the Hackathon. The information collected is subject to the privacy policy located here:

16. Personal Data Protection

We will collect personal information about you such as your name, surname, e-mail address, country of residence, place of work for the purpose of registering and participating in the Hackathon “Torus4Everyone 2019”. The registration process will be made available through Devpost, which is the data processor on behalf of Torus Labs. For information on how Torus Labs uses and protects your data please check out our Privacy Policy at Devpost is also a data controller regarding the website data it collects according to its Privacy Policy.

17. Contact

Should you have any questions or comments, or wish to send us any notice regarding this Hackathon, please email us at