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Researcher Incentive Programs

Incentive programs are how we recognize and reward our researcher community. These programs focus on challenging you to achieve new levels of success, and to highlight and celebrate your achievements throughout the year.

P1 Warriors Program

Finding a valid P1 priority vulnerability is something that we all should celebrate – researchers, Bugcrowd, and Program Owners! The P1 Warriors program consists of stacking badges on researcher profiles, quarterly blog callouts, and swag! Please note, valid P1s are accepted submissions marked as either Unresolved, Resolved, Duplicate, or Won’t Fix.

Here's how the program works:

Additional program levels will be announced later in the year.

Please note:

This program is not based on the calendar year and starts as of January 1, 2019, but runs continuously to let researchers have the ability to reach new levels.
This program is not retroactive.

Bounty Slayers Program

This program encourages you to strive for on continued performance, highlighting your ability to maintain 10 valid qualifying submissions (P4-P1) each Quarter. Please note, Valid submissions are accepted and marked as either Unresolved, Resolved, Duplicate, or Won’t Fix.
Are you ready for your challenge? Here it is:

Qualification Requirements
# of Quarters Qualified
Reward per Quarter Qualified
  • 10 Valid, P1-P4 Submissions

1 Quarter

$200

  • 10 Valid, P1-P4 Submissions

2 Quarters

$300

  • 10 Valid, P1-P4 Submissions

3 Quarters

$400

  • 10 Valid, P1-P4 Submissions

4 Quarters

$500

  • 40 Valid, P1-P4 Submissions within 2019

Qualified in all 4 quarters

$1000

Total Potential to Earn:

$2,500

If a researcher is able to maintain 10 valid submissions at the qualifying priority levels (P4 – P1) each quarter in 2019 they can earn $2,500!

Bounty Slayers Power Up - Reach Goals

If you feel the Bounty Slayers program is not enough of a challenge, we are offering a bonus challenge that you can chase!

Here are the details:

Qualification Requirements
# of Quarters Qualified
Reward per Quarter Qualified
  • 15 Valid, P1-P4 Submissions

1 Quarters

$300

  • 15 Valid, P1-P4 Submissions

2 Quarters

$400

  • 15 Valid, P1-P4 Submissions

3 Quarters

$500

  • 15 Valid, P1-P4 Submissions

4 Quarters

$800

  • 60 Valid, P1-P4 Submissions within 2019

Qualified in all 4 quarters

$1,500

Total Potential to Earn:

$3,500

If you are able to maintain 15 valid submissions at the qualifying priority levels (P4 – P1) each quarter in 2019, you can earn $3,500!

Please note:

Note: Researchers may earn the Bounty Slayers Power Up reward or the Bounty Slayers reward - the rewards do not combine.

Program Rules:

  • The reward amount is tied to the number of quarters you qualify – not calendar quarters.
    -- Example: If you qualify for two quarters then you will get $200 and $300 for a total of $500 for 2019.
  • You don't have to qualify for the Power Up bonus in consecutive quarters.
    -- Example: If you qualify for the Power Up bonus on the third quarter of qualifying for the program, then you would get $200 (1st quarter to qualify), $300 (2nd quarter), and $500 (instead of $400 for 3rd quarter) for a total of $1,000.
  • This program runs from January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019.
    -- After the end of each quarter, a program update blog post will be published in the following month recognizing the qualifying researchers and we will process your reward amount according to the number of quarters you have qualified.

MVP Program

The MVP program qualifying period will be the calendar year: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019.

Here are the program qualifying requirements:

  • An average submission acceptance rate of at least 80%
  • An average submission priority between 1.0 and 2.99
  • A minimum of 12 qualifying non-duplicate submissions for the year (3 non-duplicate submissions per quarter)
  • No significant enforcement infractions, 6 months prior to the qualification date.

For 2019, each quarter a researcher qualifies, they will receive a piece of exclusive MVP swag! The swag gets bigger and better with each quarter, so keep up the good work!

# of Quarters Qualified
Reward per Qualifying Quarter

1 Quarter

MVP Hat & Sunglasses

2 Quarters

MVP Shirt

3 Quarters

MVP Jacket

4 Quarters

MVP Backpack

Qualified for 4 Quarters

MVP Mystery Bonus Swag

After each quarter is done, then the following month we will do a blog post program update recognizing qualifying researchers and invite those researchers to order their MVP swag piece according to the number of quarters they have qualified.

Hall of Fame Program

Starting in January 2019, we will only be rewarding 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners on the P1 P2 leaderboard. The reward amounts for the P1 P2 leaderboard are as follows: $3000 for 1st place, $2000 for 2nd place, and $1000 for 3rd place.

The P1 P2 P3 P4 leaderboard will be available and visible for the community, but we will not be rewarding for that leaderboard.

We are super excited for this year and seeing all the amazing work you will do, and we can’t wait to celebrate it!

If you have questions, please reach out to support@bugcrowd.com

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