When it comes to images of bitcoins, the pool content developers have to choose from is pretty limited – to the point where most readers tend to recognize photos from other stories, and that’s a problem. However, bit4coin is aiming to solve that problem by reaching out to the bitcoin community at large and offering up a Bitcoin Photo Contest.
Photographers and graphic artists have until October 15, 2015 to submit their bitcoin photos. The guidelines are pretty straightforward – as long as the picture has something to do with bitcoin, obviously or subtly, the photo is eligible for the contest. It should go without saying that anyone submitting the photos should have full rights to them, and to keep the images work safe – no pornography, or anything depicting violence or illegal activities will be accepted. Also worth mentioning is to keep it bitcoin centric and generic – banner ads or company logos will also not be accepted.
The photos will be voted upon by the community by either clicking a heart icon next to the photo, or actually tipping the photographer by sending bitcoin to the address setup for each photo. Then, after the submission window is closed on October 15th, a pre-selected jury of photo evaluators will device on the winner of the competition. The jury is made up of independent bitcoin media sites, and is in place as a decentralization technique to eliminate fraud, abuse, or any form of collusion.
The winner receives €1,000, the second prize is €500 and €250 for third place. Prizes are delivered in bit4coin vouchers, which are denominated in Euro, and can be redeemed immediately for bitcoin at bit4coin.net . Most importantly, artists retain all rights to their images.
Once the contest is over, all photos that received tips will have all their funds transferred to their bitcoin wallet (minus the standard bitcoin transaction fee, of course!).
“We felt bitcoin is lacking images and pictures. Most mainstream media articles feature similar photos of physical Bitcoins”, says Dolf Diederichsen, CEO of bit4coin from Amsterdam.
The bitcoin photo contest is an attempt to change this.
It’s the hopes of both bit4coin and others that this contest will usher in a slew of new and exciting artwork around bitcoin and benefit the entire bitcoin community.
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