Announcing The #Art2Status Sticker Competition

Announcing The #Art2Status Sticker Competition

Simona Pop
on Oct 19, 2020

To celebrate the launch of our Status x #ArtProject collaboration for the Vancouver Biennale, we thought it would be a great idea to bring some artful sticker fun to the proceedings.

We are calling all artists to join us and create a sticker pack to populate the Status Messenger Sticker Market. The key idea with this competition is to bring beautifully crafted imagery into the sticker space while giving artists a taste of what using decentralised applications can be about!

We love our sticker competitions as they are the perfect blend of creativity and capturing community spirit, especially when we run them in partnership with great projects.

The Sticker Market enables users to have a bit of creative fun inside Status by creating unique packs to recognize projects, people and special events. One of the best parts of the Status Sticker Market is its decentralized nature – anyone can create a pack, list a price (in SNT) and earn 100% of the profits from sales. Or Stickers can be made free for everyone to use and enjoy.

What we’re looking for: Stickers that reflect your style, creativity and inspiration. Think of the sticker set as a mini gallery showcasing your work!

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👥 WHO: Similar to previous Sticker Market Design Competitions, if you’re a person, then you qualify to participate in the competition.

💭 WHAT: A Sticker Design Competition is split up into two phases:

Phase 1 - Artists will create 1-5 sticker designs showcasing their style, featured themes or simply, something to celebrate the Vancouver Biennale...

Artists will then share their designs on Twitter, tagging @ethstatus @artprojectD @van_biennale and using #Art2Status. Check out the winning designs from last year's Sticker Market competition #stickerheads for inspiration.

Phase 2 - The Vancouver Biennale team will select their top 10 designs and those will be moved on to a community vote on Twitter and in the Status Public Chat!

📍WHERE: Artists will share their work to Twitter or the social media platform of their choosing using the hashtag ##Art2Status. Artists should also post links to the work in the public Status channel using ##Art2Status so the community can vote on them using the new native emoji reactions!

🗓️ WHEN:

Phase 1 - The contest submission begins Monday, October 19th 2020, until a hard stop at 5pm CEST on Wednesday, November 4th 2020.


Phase 2 - The panel of judges will select the top 10 designs and notify the 10 artists. Monday, November 9th the shortlist will be announced, and voting on Twitter and via the Status Public Chat will begin the same day. Winners will be announced after the vote is finalized on November 12th and artists will be contacted to receive their prizes!

Please ensure all sticker designs fit the following specs:

- Supported file types are PNG, JPG/JPEG and GIF.
- Background should be transparent.
- Size is limited to 300kb (same as WeChat)
- Square ratio

Stickers will not be available within the Sticker Market as individuals, they are only available as packs. Winners will be asked to create the additional stickers to make up the Sticker Pack. Packs range in quantity from 5-7 stickers.

Prize Distribution

Prizes will be distributed to the 10 finalists as follows:

🏆 1st Place: $300 in SNT and a Keycard. Plus the winning sticker pack will be featured as the official Vancouver Biennale pack in the Status App Sticker Market.

🥈 2nd place: $200 in SNT and a Keycard

🥉 3rd place: $100 in SNT and a Keycard

⭐ 4th - 10th place: $20 in SNT and a Keycard

All submitting artists are encouraged to submit sticker packs to the Sticker Market at the conclusion of the contest. Information about submitting to the Sticker Market will be provided. All sticker pack revenue in the Status App goes directly to the artists who submit.

Good luck!

About #ArtProject

#ArtProject Decentralized is a community of artists, technologists, collectors, curators, and programmers who live and interact in a Telegram channel and in Status. The collective is born after a necessity to interact with people from different fields to explore the convergence between art and blockchain. This group of like-minded people gather in hackathons, and events via calls by generating unexpected connections that result in prosperous collaborations.

Join the #ArtProject Community HERE

About the Vancouver Biennale

The Vancouver Biennale celebrates art in public space. Each exhibition transforms the urban landscape into an Open Air Museum, creating globally inspired cultural experiences where people live, work, play, and transit, while becoming a catalyst for community engagement, learning, and social action. It features internationally renowned and emerging contemporary artists that represent a diversity of cultural perspectives and artistic disciplines including sculpture, new media, performance works, music, and film. As a non-profit charitable organization, the Vancouver Biennale relies on the support of its partners and friends to deliver its award-winning programming.

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