Anastasia Dyubaylo · Jan 28, 2021

InterSystems Grand Prix Programming Contest

Hey Developers!

We have great news for InterSystems IRIS developers! We're pleased to invite you all to join our annual competition of creating open-source solutions using InterSystems IRIS! Please welcome:

🏆 InterSystems Grand Prix Programming Contest 🏆

Duration: February 8 - March 8, 2021

Total prize: $16,000 


This time we have increased our money prizes! Please welcome:

1. Experts Nomination - winners will be determined by a specially selected jury:

🥇 1st place - $6,000 

🥈 2nd place - $3,000 

🥉 3rd place - $2,000

2. Community Nomination - an application that will receive the most votes in total:

🥇 1st place - $3,000 

🥈 2nd place - $1,500 

🥉 3rd place - $500

If several participants score the same amount of votes they all are considered winners and the money prize is shared among the winners.  

Who can participate?

Any Developer Community member, except for InterSystems employees. Create an account!

👥 And this time, developers can team up to create a collaborative application. Allowed from 2 to 5 developers in one team.

Do not forget to highlight your team members in the README of your application – DC user profiles.

Contest Period

You asked for it – we did it! We've extended the development phase! So now:

🛠 February 8 - 28: Application development and registration phase (also during this period, you can edit your projects).

March 1 -7: Voting phase.

🎉 March 8: Winners announcement.

The topic

💡  InterSystems IRIS applications 💡

Present any application which uses InterSystems IRIS as a backend (API or database) with any type of InterSystems IRIS API or data model.

You are welcome to improve your applications which you presented in the InterSystems contest series last year and submit them for the Grand Prix. And you are welcome to submit a 100% new application.

The application should work either on IRIS Community Edition or IRIS for Health Community Edition or IRIS Advanced Analytics Community Edition.

The application should be Open Source and published on GitHub.

Helpful resources

Example applications:

How to submit your app to the contest:


Please find the updated voting rules here.


We're waiting for YOUR great project – join our Grand Prix to win! 

❗️ Please check out the Official Contest Terms here.❗️

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Great idea! I will participate!

It's an opportunity, very good!

That's great! You can count me in. laugh

Anastasia, is there any suggested development guide document could share with us?Thx a lot!


One more update on the Grand Prix...

In this contest, developers can team up to create a collaborative application. Allowed from 2 to 5 developers in one team. 👩‍💻🧑‍💻👨‍💻

Note: Do not forget to highlight your team members in the README of your application – DC user profiles.

So, join the competition in teams, try a new experience! 🤝

I have a real project solutions I would like to share.

Hi  Community!

The registration period has already begun! Follow our Contest Board and stay tuned. 

Waiting for your cool projects!


Whose application will be the first? 👀

Hey Developers!

The second week of registration has started!

Hurry up to upload your applications!wink


We are waiting for your solutions!

Don't forget to participate!wink

Hi Developers!

Upload your applications to the Open Exchange and we'll see them on the Contest Board!

Let everyone know about your cool app! 💪

Hey Developers!

Only 3 days left to upload your apps to our Contest!

Too late for me :( next contest maybe

I have a real project application I developed on IRIS platform, unfortunately I can not share here,.

Well, I mean even though the project was developed by me, but it's may the University's properties. Plus, this is Hospital Application, may have privacy issue.

To be able to play in this "playground" you need to share your toys 100% laugh