Tezos Philippines has joined forces with Web3 ecosystem builder TZ APAC to unveil the third edition of its “Tezmas” Christmas-themed non-fungible token (NFT) contest.
The initiative seeks to engage artists in crafting NFTs that capture the essence of Filipino Christmas, with a particular focus on the traditional Parol — a star-shaped lantern with historical roots dating back to Spanish colonization.
Artists are invited to conceive and design NFTs inspired by the Parol, offering their unique interpretations. To participate, artists must mint their artwork on a Tezos-based NFT marketplace such as Teia or OBJKT, and then formally enter the contest through a designated form.
Judging the NFT submissions will be a panel featuring notable Web3 figures like Sheree Gotuaco, founder of Scarletbox, Asia’s premier NFT launchpad, and Ombeline Rosset, OBJKT art curator.
The contest’s winners stand to receive a prize pool of $2,900 in tez, comprising $1,500 for ranked winners, $100 for the most shared work, and special prizes for select participants, along with additional rewards.
Artists have until December 11, 2023, to submit their entries, with winners set to be revealed on December 21, 2023.
NFT contests have proven to be a valuable way for artists to connect with a community and be recognized for their skills and creativity.
Many companies in the Web3 space have embraced this approach, with examples including Asus Metaverse launching a global NFT contest in August, inviting creators to submit works based on any theme.
Similarly, Kraken collaborated with Formula One team Williams Racing during the same month to showcase NFT artworks from its contest on Formula 1 cars during the 2023 U.S. Grand Prix.