About the challenge

Ultra's Uniq Marketplace launched to great fanfare on August 29th. We are quickly on-boarding new content creators, with a specific focus on projects that provide unique utility to our users.

We're looking to bring a new generation of PFP projects to our awesome users. To that end, we're spinning up this hackathon challenge and opening it to the public.

If you're an artist, with or without experience in the NFT space, and you'd love to create a prototype PFP project and pitch it to our group of judges for a chance to win some sweet prizes, you're in the right place! No coding experience is needed!

Get started

Getting started with Ultra is easy! Simply download the Windows client from our download page, set up your account, and you're good to go.

You'll need:

  • Some way to generate unique art
  • Some way to generate a lot of variety
  • And of course, a solid concept that ties your art together


What to Build

You'll be building a set of no less than 5 (but as high as 10K!) unique images which, together, form a collection of Uniqs (what we call NFTs in the Ultraverse).

Our community is engaged and interested in new utility for NFTs that they buy, so we encourage you to think about appending something special that users can do to each PFP project.

How To Enter

Entrants may enter by visiting ultrauniqhackathon.devpost.com (“Hackathon Website”) and following the below steps:

  • Register for the Hackathon on the Hackathon Website by clicking the “Join Hackathon” button. To complete registration, sign up to create a free Devpost account, or log in with an existing Devpost account. This will enable you to receive important updates and to create your Submission.

  • Entrants will obtain access to the required developer tools and complete a Project described below in Project Requirements. Use of the developer tools will be subject to the license agreement related thereto. Entry in the Hackathon constitutes consent for the Sponsor and Devpost to collect and maintain an entrant’s personal information for the purpose of operating and publicizing the Hackathon.

  • Download and install Ultra. Sign up for an Ultra account. Your account name will be needed for your submission. It can be found in your Ultra wallet. 

  • Complete and enter all of the required fields on the “Enter a Submission” page of the Hackathon Website (each a “Submission”) during the Submission Period and follow the requirements below.

Project Requirements

(i) What to Create: Entrants must create an original set of 5 PFP-style avatar NFT on the Ultra platform. (each a “Project”). 

Important notes:

  • AI-generated PFP imagery will not be eligible

  • PFP style NFT avatars must not already be deployed to another blockchain network

(ii) May not use AI-generated images.

(iii) Platforms: A submitted Project must run on the platform for which it is intended and which is specified in the Submission Requirements.

(v) Projects must be either newly created by the Entrant. 

(vi) Third Party Integrations: If a Project integrates any third-party SDK, APIs and/or data, Entrant must be authorized to use them.

If the Project includes software that runs on proprietary or third party hardware that is not widely available to the public, including software running on devices or wearable technology other than smartphones, tablets, or desktop computers, the Sponsor and/or Administrator reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to require the Entrant to provide physical access to the Project hardware upon request.  For Projects running on widely available smartphones, tablets, or desktop computers, 

Submission Requirements

Submissions to the Hackathon must meet the following requirements:

  • May not use AI-generated images.

  • Include a Project built with the required developer tools and meets the above Project Requirements.

  • Include a text description of your Project.

  • Include a link to the following items: 

    • Uniq image - This is the core image which shows the actual PFP. Ratio (min1:10 & 10:1). Recommended size is 3840px x 2160px. 

    • Hero image - This is a background image that should represent the project as a whole. Ratio (1:1). Recommended size is 3840px x 2160px. 

    • Square image - A version of the core image which has a square ratio. Recommended size is 1280px x 1280px. 

    • Optional gallery images - applicants can also add extra images to show their process, sketches, and other rich media which expands on the project’s concept. Max size is 3840px x 2160px. 

  • Be the original work of the submitter, be solely owned by the submitter, and not violate the IP rights of any other person or entity.

  • Access must be provided to an Entrant’s working Project for judging and testing by providing a link to a website, functioning demo, or a test build. If Entrant’s website is private, Entrant must include login credentials in its testing instructions.

  • 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 Devpost in their sole discretion.

Language Requirements

All Submission materials must be in English or, if not in English, the Entrant must provide an English translation of the text description, and testing instructions as well as all other materials submitted.

Team Representation

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 Hackathon Website 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.

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.

Financial or Preferential Support

A Project must not have been developed, or derived from a Project developed, with financial or preferential support from the Sponsor or Administrator. Such Projects include, but are not limited to, those that received funding or investment for their development, were developed under contract, or received a commercial license, from the Sponsor or Administrator any time prior to the end of Hackathon Submission Period. The Sponsor, at their sole discretion, may disqualify a Project, if awarding a prize to the Project would create a real or apparent conflict of interest.

Hackathon Sponsors


$30,000 in prizes
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Grand Prize
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For the best project, you'll receive $10K USD equivalent in UOS tokens!

This is for the project which best exemplifies creativity, high-quality, and innovative community value.

1st Runner Up
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Ah! So close, but you still win $5k! This project was also an excellent example of a highly creative Uniq NFT PFP project which showed super art quality and had a cool community value twist!

2nd Runner Up
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What a great job this winner did, and you win $3K! Pretty awesome art wrapping a creative concept.

3rd Runner Up
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We loved this work a lot and think that it will have a continued life on the Uniq Marketplace! It deserves the $2k prize! Thanks for participating and sharing with our community your fantastic Uniq NFT PFP collection!

Honorable Mentions (10)
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There were so many creative, interesting, and fun projects to choose from that we had to award prizes to many of the absolute best ones. Everyone that gets an honorable mention also wins $1k!

Thanks again for participating!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Rami James

Rami James
Swiss Army Knife

Douglas Eriksen

Douglas Eriksen
NFT Marketplace project Manager

Axel Ayigbede

Axel Ayigbede
Lead Frontend

Luis Diego Rojas

Luis Diego Rojas
Crypto Marketing Specialist

Nicolas Bouillet

Nicolas Bouillet
Senior Product Owner

Sander Sergunin

Sander Sergunin
Lead Support Manager

David Hanson

David Hanson

David Hanson

Judging Criteria

  • Art Quality
    We are looking for high-quality work that is visually striking, well produced, colorful, and that stands out in the wider market.
  • Originality
    There are many derivative NFT projects and Ultra is looking to break the mold. PFP projects should be unique, interesting, and stand out in the wider market.
  • Community Value
    Community value can be defined by extra utility, perks, limited access, game-related functionality, etc.

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