Continuing the discussion from ABI Campus Hackathon Proposal:CONTEST: Campus Blockchain Hackathon
The Campus Blockchain Hackathon is an initiative of Africa Blockchain Institute (ABI). This Hackathon is intended to provide the students of higher institutions in Africa with an early exposure to the career and business opportunities being presented by the Blockchain/DLT digital innovations. The project is planned to engage the academia on everything and anything they need to know about Blockchain Technology. Topics covered will not only give participants a good understanding of the Blockchain and how it works, but will also discuss current and future applications and how they are being implemented to change the world profitably.
This contest requests developers from higher institutions across Africa, to build blockchain applications on Free TON that will not only add value to the African continent but to the entire Free TON network.
Contest entry period:
Call for Application - From November to January 2021 (till 1st week of January, 2021)
Submission of ideas - January 2021 (2nd week to the end of 3rd week - making 2 weeks)
Review of ideas - January 2021 (4th week)
Start of Hackathon - February 2021
(1st week for the Hackathon)
(2nd week for review)
(3rd week for announcing the winners)
(4th week for grouping into regional contest)
Regional contest - March 2021
(1st week for the Hackathon)
(2nd week for review)
(3rd week for announcing the qualifiers)
(4th week for preparing the qualifiers to attend the continental contest in Rwanda)
Qualifiers contest - April 2021
(Arrivals from 1st to 6th of April)
(Contest 7th of April)
(Award Ceremony 8th of April)
New applications begin on the 12th of April and end on the 31st of May, 2021.
All other schedules follow up to September 2021.
Creating a structured and sustainable community/ecosystem that nurtures and empowers awesome builders by providing & democratizing access to knowledge, capital, and mentorship.
• The contest is an all year, round program, intended to further deepen the engagement, starting with a general call for applications. (Virtual)
• Appointment of the members of community evaluators and judges by both ABI and Free TON. ABI to take the lead, in an advisory capacity, in this task. (Virtual)
• FreeTON logo and message shall be provided to ABI to be displayed prominently on all media inclusive digital and physical marketing materials in relation to the Campus Hackathon.
• First verifying the authenticity of the student/participant, and satisfaction of the requirements (in the requirements section below).
• Secondly, students proceed with submission of their ideas.
• Thirdly, collating and screening the best ideas by vote from the communities and judges.
• Finally, sorting the applications and grouping them according to the African country. (Diaspora applications are welcome, provided that they have origins from one of the African countries). (Virtual)
• Grouped according to their countries, the best ideas are allowed to start the Hackathon. The duration for a country’s hackathon is set and at the end of it, a winner emerges.
• The winners from the different African countries are then pooled according to their region (that is east, west, north, and South African region) and they compete regionally. Upon completion, followed by the jury and community review, a region winner emerges.
• The winners from each of these regions head for the final phase (a physical program whose venue is the African Leadership University in Rwanda) which is at the continent level, and a final winner emerges.
The Students will be building apps on the blockchain in line with the tracks below that will create better opportunities for Africa.
• Fintech infrastructure/Digital Wallets (to help those who do not have access to banking)
• Human rights protections for governments, including but not limited to:
o Land ownership and registry
o National voting platforms
o Or come up with your own, etc.
• High tech job creation.
• Or any other applications that each entrant feels can best serve the needs of the continent.
REQUIREMENTS / VETTING PROCESS
The organizers are looking for ambitious students that are forward thinking, innovative, and ready to take up challenges by creating the next Big Thing. These students must be dedicated, committed to the project, hardworking, and with strong backgrounds in computer science, mathematics, statistics, business/entrepreneurship, economics, cryptography, or blockchain, and any other related field.
- Applications will be submitted on the website
- Each application is screened according to the criteria and requirements. Part of which they must be students with a Student ID Card.
- In exceptional cases, the organizers shall schedule an interview with such applicants.
- Once the registration period is over, those that make it through the screening will proceed to the Hackathon. Details will be handled over to the Ton Community.
- A google form with an endorsement of each entrant from their respective institution’s administration shall be availed to all prospects for application purposes and verification of the above.
- Participants shall sign up with FreeTON blockchain social networks.
EVALUATION CRITERIA AND WINNING CONDITIONS:
Applicants will be vetted by the ABI and shared with Free TON.
- ABI will categorize the submission according to each country
- Basic understanding of Blockchain Technology.
- Each submission must have a GitHub repository, to be reviewed by the TON community.
- A 5 minute demonstration/presentation to judges on Product being built.
- The highest score in the regionals will proceed to the finals.
- Repeat 1, 2, 3 and 4.
- The highest Scores will proceed for regionals.
- Any tie of scores, the community members will vote to determine the winner.
- The fundamental aspects of the winning application should include:
- Originality and no templates.
- Well-thought-out concept and relevance.
- The winners should provide a brief description of the source of their inspiration.
- The evaluation committee will come from both ABI and Free TON community members.
• Jurors will vote for your submission. Jurors whose team(s) intend to participate in this contest by providing submissions of their own lose their right to vote in this contest.
• Each juror will vote by rating each submission on a scale of 1 to 10 or can choose to reject or abstain.
• Jurors should provide feedback to your submissions.
• Duplicate, sub-par, incomplete or inappropriate submissions will be rejected.
1st prize 25,000 TONS
2nd prize 15,000 TONS
3rd prize 5,000 TONS
4th to 20th place 1,000 TONS
Note: If the number of winning submissions is less than the number of rewards available, any remaining rewards are not subject to distribution and are considered void.
An amount equal to 5% of the sum total of all total tokens awarded to contest winners will be distributed among jurors who vote and provide feedback. This percentage will be awarded on the following basis:
The percentage of tokens awarded to the jury will be distributed based on the number of votes each juror casts.
For example, if one juror votes 50 times and another juror votes 5 times, the juror who votes 50 times will get 10 times more tokens than the juror who votes 5 times.
Feedback is mandatory in order to collect any rewards.
• Participants must upload their work correctly so it can be viewed and accessible in the formats described. If work is inaccessible or does not fit the criteria described, the submission may be rejected by jurors.
• Participants must submit their work before the closing of the filing of submissions. If not submitted on time, the submission will not count.
• Every contest submission must have an identifiable contact that can be matched with your discussion forum description. If you did not provide a discussion forum description, then your submission must provide links to your online persona, such as a Telegram ID (preferred) or other direct contact information that can confirm that the work submitted is your own. If you fail to provide a means to verify that the submission is your own work, your submission may be rejected.
Total estimates for Campus Hackathon.
Total Summary = 210,500 TONS
Contest winners = 124,000 TONS
Jury = 7,000 TONS
Administration = 39,500 TONS
ABI Expenditure = 40,000 TONS
Free TON does not distribute TONS to US Citizens or its Affiliates.