One hundred twenty-two submission. An absolute record among all contests held in Free Ton. The most discussed results in the comments. All of this is Virtual Hero / Spokesperson of Free TON. What happened and why the competition, from the start of which has passed a month, is still actively discussed by the community in the comments on the forum. Let’s figure it out.
The concept of a virtual hero personifying large companies is a popular phenomenon. We can remember the popular hero of the Russian Federation Bank – Sberkot, who moved the paradigm of promoting a bank as a product in every sense of the word. It appears everywhere, especially on social media, and attracts users with good looks, well-chosen dialogues, and the ability to earn extra rewards for action (Sticker packs, promotional codes, discounts, and gifts).
This idea for Free Ton has been discussed in chats since early fall. Already on October 30, a basic proposal appeared, offering the development of Free Ton through the creation of a Virtual Hero. The project can be useful both for the community, with the correct use of the hero and his technical adaptation, and for attracting new users who will associate the hero and the product with Free Ton.
To further understand the situation, namely the reason for the heated discussions, it is simply necessary to dwell on the terms of the competition.
1) The hero must have his philosophy. The hero doesn’t just have to be a picture. It must mean something to users. It was necessary to show in your submission what role your hero will play. His attitude to certain things, to various projects and news. The hero must participate in the main AMA sessions, be real, and not just a painted picture.
2) The hero must be supported by the community. The clothing items, possible interface, and hero functions should be modeled by the entire Free Ton community. It should be noted its potential technological functions.
3) It was necessary to submit a technological map of the project. To increase the personalization of a hero, you can imagine his future impact. For example, artificial intelligence that generates blog news. Friend-assistant who helps all Free Ton users.
Also, the hero must have:
- Various sketches and images
- Description of what should be added when implementing it.
Perhaps one of the potential controversies was the awards of the competition. For places 1, 2, 3, awards of 30,20,10 thousand TON were offered, respectively, and awards were also supposed for everyone up to the 20th place.
As for the jury, their work also provoked a heated discussion. About half of all works were not evaluated by some of the jury members. Perhaps, due to a large number of submissions, the judges simply did not have time to delve into the details of all the works. Today we will look at the TOP-9 works, traditionally with comments from one of the community jury.
Ninth place. Free Ton Spirit. An unusual blue digital spirit, with various eye-pleasing sketches. Potential technological implementation – a helper for new users in the Free Ton ecosystem. The average score of the judges is 6.25.
Jury Comments: “Excellent work is done in a modern style. I really liked both the design and the possibilities of the future hero. But most of all, the night mode bribed me. This is a new trend, to do everything with a night mode, why not think it over in the image of a hero? Well deserved reward. ”
You can read the full description of the character at the link: https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/ton-labs.appspot.com/o/documents%2Fapplication%2Fpdf%2Fqca5bf58m4khsya7tg-freetonspirit.pdf?alt=media&token=5 -31fc-4028-8fdc-8bddafa4d1ef
Eighth place: Tom Surf. Unusual humanized character, as if coming out of the Tron movie. The idea of the hero is a geek and a passionate admirer of all technological innovations from the 80s. While Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were shaping Apple’s future in their garage, Tom was shaping the future for the entire internet. The average score of the submission: 6.60.
Jury comment: “I am delighted with this theme. To me, something reminds the avatar of the main character from Ready Player One. In general, a very worthy submission.
Link to the author’s work. https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/ton-labs.appspot.com/o/documents%2Fapplication%2Fpdf%2Fdw1k3mm679fkhv0ofyk-Ton%20contest-2.pdf?alt=media&token=fb4ad4709-2752 8eba-5943689b1f7d
In seventh place – Surfman. Virtual hero in Free Ton colors. In his submission, the author says that the hero creates a reference to the original creators of TON, the Durov brothers. Surfman’s technological map says that he will be indispensable chat assistants for the entire community. The average score of the submission: 6.83.
Jury comment: “Interesting idea and excellent design submissions. I would love to wear a T-shirt like the submission picture. ”
You can read more about the submission here. https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/ton-labs.appspot.com/o/documents%2Fapplication%2Fpdf%2F46tvmxpagqlkhu9rd8k-SUBMITnn_compressed%20(1).pdf?alt=media&token5-325a-4fc0 -a637-d526ba840c1e
Sixth place is a tall cat from another planet – Ton-cat. Attention, the height of the character is indicated – 1.83 meters. We consider this an important detail. Personally, this is one of the most interesting submissions, thought out to the smallest detail. The only thing missing was a little more visualization of the future application. Average score: 6.83.
The jury’s comment: “I liked the sketches of the hero very much, he is made charming enough to keep the attention of potential users. I appreciate this submission very highly, a well-deserved reward. ”
Fifth place: Krist is an anime-style character. Krist studies finance and cryptocats. The character appeared in 2020 from pixels and vectors. The main goal is to help develop the community. The average score of the submission is 7.25.
The jury’s comment: “I am not a fan of this theme, but one cannot fail to note the enormous work done. The character design, idea, and descriptions are excellent. ”
You can see Krist in various looks at the link. https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/ton-labs.appspot.com/o/documents%2Fapplication%2Fpdf%2F1vcybb6t0pgkhv2gytc-FreeT2onHero.pdf?alt=media&token=212ea9bc4-8f364-64
In fourth place was the hero Tony Alien. An astronaut from another planet presenting the Free Ton blockchain as new alien technology. A distinctive feature of Tony is that it is possible to transform depending on the interests of each user. Quite an unusual idea and a very thoughtful description of the hero. Average score: 7.50. It should be noted that submissions for 3rd and 4th place have the same average score.
Jury comment: “I am just delighted with the very idea of character metamorphosis and how it is implemented. I am sure that such a hero would be very popular because he would adjust to each separately while changing one small detail in himself. Very cool.”
You can look at all the features of Tony Alien at the link: https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/ton-labs.appspot.com/o/documents%2Fapplication%2Fpdf%2F9sldyn4lit8khthp5yd-Submission%20for%20Contest_%20Virtual% 20Hero_Spokesperson% 20of% 20Free% 20TON% 20-% 20% 40saltynarwhal.pdf? Alt = media & token = 4bbd94d4-502e-4e50-af4c-00d3a0d65470
The three leaders are opened by the submission of the hero Franky. The unusual character is made in Free Ton colors. The hero’s goal is to make the dream come true. The hero will become a universal assistant for Free Ton in all projects. The average score of the submission as for 4th place: 7.50
Jury comment: “The most detailed description of the character and background of the hero. Excellent submission and well-deserved third place. ”
You can view the full submission here. https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/ton-labs.appspot.com/o/documents%2Fapplication%2Fpdf%2Fs7iuehjc8nmkht1b3z8-Franky(1).pdf?alt=media&token=83ab4fa34-376e -ba2a0472e131
Second place: Tonique. One of the famous users of the Free Ton project @michael_kabanov introduced a new hero. The hero shares stories and news with community members and can adapt to each individual. The average score of the submission: 7.83.
Jury comment: I liked this hero very much. Both the design and the character images are excellent. Definitely deserved second place.
Link to the full submission: https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/ton-labs.appspot.com/o/documents%2Fapplication%2Fpdf%2Fnnjyvnxpryhkhuouuwc-F_Tonique_by_GoodPR.pdf?alt=media&token=699747324-dc
The winner of the contest is the lovely Ms. Crystal. In the most unusual submission, the user even provided a video of the implementation of the future hero. https://youtu.be/QRJsCnXMh1E. An ambitious young superhero girl who is fighting for decentralization. Great idea and very cool implementation. Congratulations on your victory, the average submission score is 8.58.
Jury comment: “I think, like many others, I was captivated by the video of the hero’s realization. Thoughtful details, incredibly complex drawing of the character. Behind such a hero, history is felt, and the view attracts people. What you need for Free Ton. ”
Winner work link: https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/ton-labs.appspot.com/o/documents%2Fapplication%2Fpdf%2Fnf0fo2mlyyhkhuu187e-Virtual-Hero-Spokesperson-of-Free-TON-n10 .pdf? alt = media & token = a3351ee0-03b0-4d66-9eec-b1102ca5fe02
This is how the 9 winners of the Free Ton virtual hero contest look like. The task of the judges was very difficult, and the number of submissions made the work even more difficult. Which submission did you like the most? Did all of the winners’ entries meet the competition conditions? Join the discussion on the forum, let’s choose the best hero for Free Ton together!