Amazon DRS Developer Challenge

Develop unique consumable reordering solutions leveraging Amazon’s Dash Replenishment Service (DRS)

Win up to $9,000+ in prizes!

Amazon DRS Developer Challenge
Amazon DRS Developer Challenge
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Did I win the contest? When will I receive my prize?

If you are a winner, we will contact you directly via email to arrange the shipment of your prize.

Free hardware application: Do I have to submit a project entry if I receive free hardware?
Yes, all free hardware recipients must submit a project entry by the contest deadline. Free hardware recipients who do not submit a project entry will become ineligible to receive free hardware in future giveaways.
Free hardware application: How many $100 Idea funding are available?
50 $100 Idea funding are available. One device maximum per person.
Free hardware application: How many ideas can I submit?
Each participant is allowed to submit one idea.
Free hardware application: I was notified that I was selected to receive one of $100 Idea funding. When will I receive it?
We will notify you via email when $100 Idea funding are shipped. If you haven't received an email yet, we haven't yet shipped it. Be aware that once you receive the initial notification, it may still be a few weeks until you receive the shipment notification.
Free hardware application: What happens if I receive free hardware and do not submit a project entry?

Participants who receive free hardware and do not submit a project may be ineligible for future giveaways unless the hardware is returned.

If you receive free hardware and become unable to submit a project, please contact us at and let us know as soon as possible. We may choose to arrange for the hardware to be shipped to another participant.

Free hardware application: What kind of idea is more likely to win free hardware?
We encourage creative ideas. For instance, pet feeders and home automation systems are very common nowadays and less creative. We also encourage realistic ideas. While solving world hunger is a great goal, it may not be realistic.
I submitted my project but it says "Awaiting moderation". Will it affect my eligibility?
As long as you submit your project before the deadline it doesn't matter when it is moderated. Just sit back and enjoy a well deserved break!
My project is locked and I can't edit it anymore. Why is that?
All projects entered in the contest are locked after the submission deadline to ensure that they remain the same during the judging process. They are then unlocked after winners are announced.
Somebody copied my entry! What can I do?
When judging entries, we take into account the submission date. When an entry is clearly plagiarized from another, we favor the original entry. If you believe the result of the judging is unfair, please email us at to appeal.
What are the entry requirements?
  • Each project must be fully documented on Hackster per the “project” template.
  • Each final project must be submitted as within the project template.
  • Each final project must consist of the following materials:

a) Images

b) Instructions

c) BOM

d) Schematics

e) Code

f) CAD (if any)

What are the judging criteria?
  • Relevance to automatic or low-friction consumable reordering via Amazon Dash Replenishment (25 points).
  • Creativity (20 points).
  • Story/Instructions – Show how you created your project, including images and screenshots (15 points).
  • Project documentation, including working code, schematics, CAD, and/or BOM (10 points).
  • BONUS – Use of DRS APIs (10 points).
  • BONUS – Video highlighting unique features of your project (10 points).
What are the prizes?
1st Place (Grand Prize)
  • 27' iMac 5K, $1500 and a personalized trophy!
2nd Place (Grand Prize)
  • 27' iMac 5K, $1000 and a personalized trophy!
3rd Place (Grand Prize)
  • 27' iMac 5K, $500 and a personalized trophy!
What are the steps to enter the contest?
  • Create a free Hackster account
  • Register to participate in the contest
  • Create an Amazon Developer account ( using the same email address as that used for your Hackster account
  • Submit a project idea on this contest page by Oct 31, 2016
  • Design, build, and submit your project by Feb 26, 2017 (add your project to the contest by clicking on “Add my Project” and submit by clicking on “Submit to Contest”).
What is the contest timeline?

Contest begins:

October 13, 2016 at 11:59 PM PT

Applications for hardware close:

October 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM PT

Submissions close:

February 26, 2017 at 11:55 PM PT

Winners announced:

March 13, 2017

When will winners be announced? Where can I see the list?

Winners of $100 Idea funding will be announced individually by email on a rolling basis.

Contest winners will be announced on March 13, 2017. The list of winners will be visible on the main page (Contest brief).

Who is eligible to participate?

Contestants must (a) be at least 16 years of age, (b) be a resident of a country other than Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria, (c) not be involved in the execution or administration of the Contest, and (d) not be an immediate family member or a household member of a Hackster employee. To be eligible for judging, an entry must meet the following content and technical requirements:

  • Idea or project must be designed to integrate with or facilitate automatic or low-friction consumable reordering via Amazon Dash Replenishment.
  • Contestants must create a free account and register as a participant for this contest.
  • Contestants must create an Amazon Developer account ( using the same email address as that used for the Hackster account.
  • All ideas must be submitted in the English language.

In addition:

  • Each entry must be the contestants’ own original work; and
  • Entries cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest; and
  • Contestants must have obtained any and all consents, approvals or licenses required for contestants to submit their entry; and
  • Entries may not include any third party trademarks (logos, names) or copyrighted materials (music, images, video, recognizable people) unless contestants have obtained permission to use the materials.

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