Good evening everyone 🙂 Just a few days ago, on November 29 the acceptance of submissions for the Recurring Efforts Acknowledgement Approach Contest was completed in the Analytics & Support Subgovernance. There are 3 days left until the juries finish voting and, therefore, the results have not been published yet. However, who’s stopping you from trying to guess the winners? In this article you can learn more about the contest and its terms. Enjoy yourself!
Apparently, work in the recently launched Analytics & Support Subgovernance is in full swing. The number of contests and proposals breaks all records set by other communities. The Recurring Efforts Acknowledgment Approach Contest, to which this post is dedicated, is aimed at solving one of the problems existing in the entire community. It is obvious that Free TON volunteers perform a wide range of various tasks, spending their time and energy on them. However, unlike business partners, validators and contest winners, whose rewards are predictable and obvious, not all volunteers receive decent compensation for their work. The reason for this is the lack of a clear and transparent system of standards for remuneration of such volunteers.
Of course, some subgovs made their attempts to create such a system (as, for example, it happened in Wiki or DeSupport), but they were all imperfect and had both advantages and disadvantages. The main idea of this contest is to create KPI standards, recurrent tasks setting, reward levels and evaluation of results in an optimal form. The final resulting system will be optional, but highly recommended for use in all communities.
Each participant’s work must meet the following criteria:
- It must be original and contain no more than 10% of plagiarism.
- It should contain a description of only one solution. If one community member has several different ideas, they need to submit several applications.
- The proposed system should be really implementable taking into account the features of Free TON.
- Logic also plays an important role – parts of the proposal should not contradict each other or the Declaration on Decentralization of the project.
- The proposed system should provide protection against fraud, that is, it must be secure.
- Finally, the solution should be modern and built on best practices and modern methods.
Thus, each application must include 3 aspects:
- Description of the proposed scheme and the main stages of the distribution of rewards, taking into account the distribution of tasks, calculation of KPIs and rewards, the procedure for evaluating work, etc.
- The structure of the rewards levels.
- The name and contact information of the author of the application, including his nickname in the Telegram and e-mail address.
When evaluating submissions judges will first of all look at its completeness, ease of implementation and use, protection from fraud, economic feasibility and ease of verification of results. Also, the advantages that will definitely make the work look more attractive are brevity, infographics, simple language and the willingness of the author to participate in its implementation.
The distribution scheme of rewards is as follows: the winner will receive 5,000 tokens, 2nd place – 3,000 tokens, 3rd place – 2,000 tokens, 4th-10th places – 500 tokens. The voting conditions in this contest are standard: judges lose their right to vote in case of a conflict of interest (if they personally or their relative / team member takes part in the competition), they assign each work a point on a scale from 1 to 10 and explain their choice by providing feedback on content of the application. Those works that will be unfinished, duplicate other applications, with incorrect content or simply not meeting the conditions of the contest will be rejected.
Participants are also advised to check their work before submitting: whether everything can be opened and displayed correctly, whether contact information is indicated, etc. Full terms of the contest and comments of community members can be read here.
In total, 28 applications were submitted within the framework of the contest: you can get acquainted with them here. We wish all the participants good luck 🙂 While waiting for the results, you can study the proposals of the contestants on your own. Maybe someone has already done this and has the favorites now?