Crypto Designathon Competition

Wed, Aug 1, 2018 6:03 PM | 9 Other - Miscellaneous Submitted by Colby Mort
Estimated Work Hours
2500 USD

The Golden Horde are launching a 'Crypto Designathon' competition aimed at getting Artists from both the Ark community and Ethereum community together in a one month long competition open to artists, designers and video creators. The premise is that in the month they create open source designs and media for both Ark and Ethereum, this content can then be used by both projects and community members which should open up some amazing content for the community to use. The format is addressed in the launch plan section.

We will be announcing the competition through a medium post and accepting entries via an email address, in which we can collate all entries. We will state in this article all the instructions for entrants and the closing dates and announcing dates. There will be two winners, one from each community (Ethereum/Ark). The Golden Horde are providing $1,000 USD towards the prize pot and a range of merchandise from our shop will be given to the winners. We're looking for funding from the ACF to improve the quality of the prize pot which should intern improve the quality of the artwork we get sent as entries.

We believe that even Ethereum based talent will have a go at creating assets for Ark as they will believe the entrants pool will be less for Ark due to our smaller community, at the same time this will also be beneficial to Ark as it promotes a healthy culture of appreciating community talent and promotes our Ecosystem to Ethereum community members.

We're also aiming to get a youtube talent to announce the winners, our fall back will be selecting a panel of Ark and Ethereum community members to be the judges.

It should be noted that all the funding we require from the ACF will go straight to the prize pool, as we are running this competition to grow the Ark ecosystem as well as garner further attention to The Golden Horde. We're aiming between $2,000 - $3,000 as we feel if we can hit this target and get to around $5,000 in total crypto then we will have a sufficient prize pot to really get the competition to a size that is suitable, of course if the ACF feels that the prize can be higher than this to add extra effect than this is never a bad thing. We hope you appreciate the proposal and look forward to hearing your response.

Medium Article In Creation For Announcing
Logo In Creation For Competition



No pre-requisites

Cost-benefit analysis

We will be displaying the competition across social media sites and on Ethereum/Ark based communities to try and draw some attention to the competition which we believe will be a serious net gain in positive engagement towards the Ark project.


Launch Plan

August 7th - Competition launches (Medium Article, Tweets, Reddit Community Engagement Starts)
September 7th - Entries Close (Medium Article, Socials + Reddit)

*Three Week Judging Period

September 28th - Winner Picked



There have been 3 votes for approval by cam, DustinDry1st, outboard.
cam Sat, Aug 4, 2018 1:03 AM

This project meets my campaign promise goals of outreach, presence and awareness for the ACF.

I believe, if executed correctly (as I am positive it will be by Colby), this project has great potential to reel in newcomers to Ark and will increase the likeliness that said newcomers will think twice about using Ark as viable platform for their block chain needs.

To me, this project is a win win. It will attract new individuals and talents to Ark, and encourage collaboration and some healthy competition between our future partners. (Ark has no competitors, only future partners! ;) ). It will also produce some great media for the Ark Community to use to show off to newcomers looking to utilize Ark.

I trust that Colby will give credit where credit is due to the ACF for supporting this project.

I would personally like to see a winner from each category, that being: Project Illustration, Art Assets, Infographics, and Project Videos, I prefer this instead of a 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc set of winners. I also expect there to be an aggressive public engagement campaign conducted... trying to reach as many folks as possible and attempting to draw a lot of attention to the Ark / Ethereum Designathon.

DustinDry1st Sat, Aug 4, 2018 3:46 AM

Community outreach and engagement is one of the things i ran on as a board member and one the main foundations of the ACF.

I hope that its understood by colby that this needs to be spent wisely and that portions of the funds should be used for 'rewards' for people who share/retweet etc the media/infographic contest information. we want to get the most media/social awareness as possible, in the end thats whats most important.

outboard Wed, Aug 8, 2018 6:02 PM

I agree with all of the goals set forth here. It will be awesome to expose some ETH people to ARK. Great proposal and project.


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Wed, Aug 1, 2018 11:08 PM

This sounds like a lot of fun!

Sat, Aug 4, 2018 1:06 AM

I miss-typed, I said "I prefer this to a 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc set of winners." when I meant "I *wouldn't* prefer this to be". As in, a single 1st place winner from each mentioned category, and that's it.

Joaquim Folha
Mon, Sep 3, 2018 10:37 PM

Hello, I'm from Brazil and I would like to set up a strong Brazilian community in Telegram in a group and channel, to make ARK in some media in Brazil to bring knowledge of this project and we can meet quarterly with the Brazilian community

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