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Reboot  hong kong NFT Competition

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Reboot Hong Kong!


Recovering from the waves of Covid-19 pandemic, Hong Kong is set to reboot and rebound. We need your creativity and innovation to create your version of new Hong Kong in the form of voxel art in the new Web3 Metaverse - The Sandbox.
Organized by the UFO School, which is the official education partner of The Sandbox. We encourage you to create innovative voxel art surrounding the theme of Hong Kong.

Use your creativity to prepare your future in the Metaverse and your artwork will be minted and displayed in our NFTs art gallery inside The Sandbox.

Theme 

Iconic Hong Kong themed Voxel Art

The Prizes

The competition has 3 different sectors:

  • Public 

  • University students

  • Youth (Age under 18)

 

20,000 $Sand in Prizes. The prize pool will be split as below:

 

For Public sector:

Area 1: Create your avatar/object

1st place: 

$2000 SAND

2nd place: 

$1000 SAND

3rd place: 

$500 SAND

4-10th place:

$180 SAND

 Area 2: Create your building

1st place:

$3,000 SAND & iPhone 13 Pro Max 256GB

2nd place:

$1,500 SAND & Samsung Galaxy S22

3rd place:

$750 SAND & Samsung Galaxy A33

4-10th place:

$300 SAND

 

For University sector:

Area 1: Create your avatar/object

1st place: 

$600 SAND

2nd place:

$300 SAND

3rd place:

$150 SAND

4-10th place:       

$75 SAND

 Area 2: Create your building

1st place:        

$1200 SAND & iPhone 13 Pro 256GB

2nd place:           

$600 SAND & Samsung Galaxy A53

3rd place:         

$300 SAND & Samsung Galaxy A33

4-10th place:     

$150 SAND

 

For Youth sector:

 Area 1: Create your avatar/object

1st place:

$400 SAND

2nd place:           

$200 SAND

3rd place:             

$100 SAND

4-10th place:         

$50 SAND

 Area 2: Create your building

1st place:           

$800 SAND & iPhone 13 256GB

2nd place:           

$400 SAND & Samsung Galaxy A53

3rd place:           

$200 SAND & Samsung Galaxy A33

4-10th place:       

$100 SAND

Each winner also gets:

  • Your artwork will mint as an NFT.

  • Your NFT will display in our Art Gallery

The Important Dates

Registration Open: 

12:00pm 30 June 2022 

Submission Deadline: 

12:00pm 31 October 2022 

Result Announcement:

15 November 2022

The Rules

  • Participant's artwork(s) must be designed in the VoxEdit software (Area 1) and Game Maker (Area 2) in The Sandbox.

  • Participants' artwork(s) must be created around TWO areas (Area 1: Avatar/Object; Area 2: Building).

  • Participants may compete in all 2 areas and are not limited to submissions for each area. 

  • Participant's artwork(s) must be unique and not a direct copy of any existing artwork(s) (similarities are fine, exact copies are not!) 

  • Participant's Voxel artwork(s) submissions must include VOX file for design and an image JPG 1000x1000px for Area 1: Avatars/Objects. 

  • Participant's Game Maker artwork(s) submissions must include a video link (less than 60 seconds) and an image JPG 1000x1000px for Area 2: Building. 

  • The judging will be done externally by a panel of The Sandbox’s staff and UFO School team.

  • Not completing the submission steps correctly may result in your artwork(s) being ineligible.

  • Organizer reserve the right to use the participant's submission IP and conduct second creations of their artworks.

 

Tips

  • To make large objects like buildings one can combine parts in the animator to make it larger

  • To make objects pop and stand out more remember to combine the use of layers, color schemes, depth, and glow effects. 

  • An easy way to design is to use an image as comparison to help develop a Building, Character, or Object.

  • Designs with custom animations will earn points however the animations need to make sense in terms of use.


How to Participate

You can select one of the following sections for your application and submission:

  • Public 

  • University student(s)*

  • Youth (Age under 18)


*All full-time/part-time undergraduate or postgraduate students of all disciplines, who are enrolled in universities/colleges in Hong Kong.

Form a team of 1-3 participant(s).

Register and submit your artwork(s) before 12:00pm 31 October 2022 to receive 5 $SAND (First 100 participants) except for the Youth sector.
 

Application Form

Submit your artwork(s) before 12:00pm 31 October 2022 to the below google form:

Submission Form

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity 30%

  • Theme 20%

  • Originality 20%

  • Complexity 10%

  • Skills 10%

Contact

Any enquiries, please contact us at 5228 8134

Q&A

  • How can I create the NFTs inside The Sandbox

Step 1: Create an account at The Sandbox (https://www.sandbox.game)

Step 2: Download the VoxEdit software to design your own NFTs

VoxEdit Download

  • Where can I get the Game Maker software?

Game Maker Download

  • Where can I find guides for the Game Maker and VoxEdit software?

Check out the tutorials page on The Sandbox’s official knowledge base here:

https://sandboxgame.gitbook.io/the-sandbox/other/tutorials

  • Are teams allowed?

Yes. You can work independently or as a team (not more than 3 students)