Contest Proposal: Free TON Visual Brand Communication Contest Part I. Animated Stickers

Short description:

Create designs for Free TON: Animated stickers. See full requirements in Appendix.



Contest entry period:

July 20, 12:00 PM UTC - August 10, 24:00 PM UTC.


Increase in the number of marketing materials necessary for project promotion and recognition in the media field.

General requirements:

  • No pixel format
  • High image quality
  • PNG format is a must (Winners must also provide SVG format)
  • Recommendation: your contact information in submissions is recommended so that jurors can ask questions directly in the event of uncertainty.
  • In order not to violate the existing color design, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the current style in social networks.
  • This contest must include between 10 and 15 animated stickers in sticker packs for each participant.
  • Create graphics according to the following information. Before you start, please read the following requirements:

Contest specification (link)

Evaluation criteria and winning conditions:

  • High-quality work
  • Free TON related
  • Beautiful design
  • Viral effect
  • Compliance with the current color design;
  • Proposals will be judged strictly on the merit of their accuracy in addressing all requirements.


  • Each of the initial Free TON jurors can vote on your submission. Jurors whose team(s) intend to participate in this contest by providing submissions lose their right to vote in this contest.
  • Each juror will vote by rating each submission on a scale of 0 to 10 or can choose to reject it if it does not meet requirements, or they can choose to abstain from voting if they feel unqualified to judge.
  • Jurors will provide feedback on your submissions


1st prize…………………………30,000 Tons

2nd prize……………………….20,000 Tons

3rd prize………………………. 10,000 Tons

Next 10 runners up…………. 5,000 Tons each

Jury rewards:

An amount equal to 5% of the sum total of all total tokens actually awarded will be distributed equally between all jurors who vote and provide feedback. Both voting and feedback are mandatory in order to collect the reward.

Procedural remarks:

  • 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 void by jurors.
  • Participants must submit their work before the closing of the filing of applications. If not submitted on time, the submission will not count.
  • If the number of participants is less than the amount of prizes available, the excess prize awards are void.


Anyone can participate, but Free TON cannot distribute Tons to US citizens or US entities.


I think it should be longer then only 10 days, if we really want to get great stickers. Maybe even a month.


Yes, I think so! Fixed!

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Great contest):muscle: its very important for community :fire:


Just a pivot table

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Updated the table:

I hope it was the final change.

Why don`t I see the contests started on 13.07 here !?

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The 3d version

In case of next changes in the contests Roman_D will prepare a new table

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It was last time:)) Thank you for your work, @Arthur!


Contests was accepted by Governance voting :point_right:

Moved to Active contests.


20 days is not enough to develop 10 high-quality animated stickers.

I propose to lower the threshold to 5. And for each subsequent sticker of the winner, make an additional payment.


Animated stickers - vector TGS format.

Why provide png and svg, participants can collect their own sticker packs and provide a link.


Hello. You can also ask to extend the timing of the contest.

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@Roman_D he is right. I think we should correct formats for some of these 5 visual brand communication contests. (after dividing that contests into 5 contests it needs some modifications)

for example:
having SVG for the images for social media contest and memes can be useful because we can reuse and resize for different needed sizes but IMHO, we should let the designers to be free in choosing pixel or vector format (many many photo objects doesn’t have vector format and I have not seen a meme in vector) and to modify it like this:

  • jpg or png or svg format (the winners should provide non-rasterized open layered source files such as .psd, .ai or .cdr and preferably vector based files)

non-animated stickers don’t need SVG format.(stickers have a fixed size in telegram so no usage for resizing) I think it is better to modify it like this:

  • jpg or png (the winners should provide non-rasterized open layered source files such as .psd, .ai or .cdr and preferably vector based files)

as I know GIFs can’t have a SVG format so it should be modified such as:

  • gif (the winners should provide non-rasterized open layered source files such as .psd .aep or other used softwares)

in animated stickers, it should be modified such as:

  • .tgs format (the winners should provide non-rasterized open layered source files such as .aep or other used softwares)

not gif, .TGS final sticker file or After Effects project file .AEP

.TGS can be viewed by dropping to Telegram chat

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@Roman_D @Mitja @szaitseff @SkyAnn @XLR25t @roman.nguyen @p.prigolovko @eteslov @cryonyx @Grigoriy2000 :point_right: please tell your opinion before designs are submitted.

I think we should also explicitly determine how the designers should write the brand name.
FreeTON , Free TON , freeton , freeTON. we also had this problem in Contest: Decentralized Promotion (I have seen FREETON , Free TON, FreeTON, freeton, freeTon in the submissions) and even in FreeTON Twitter you can see different types of it in the Tweets and the hashtags!

in my humble personal opinion it should be FreeTON and #FreeTON as hashtag, like the word Freedom or the FreeBSD project and I explained completely in this topic :point_right: Pre-requisites before starting any kind of branding activity

if we write it with a space characer it will be similar to scam projects! and even some people may have a misconception about the word “Free” as gratis or complimentary and translate the word Free in their languages like in current Arabic telegram group title as I explained :point_right: here and :point_right: here

have you ever seen some one write Free BSD instead of FreeBSD!!!
we had a project called BSD and later some other projects derived from that and they are written as FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD. the story of the TON and FreeTON is the same.

anyway all designers must use the brand name exact the same.


Hello. On most community resources, the name is Free TON. I personally like FreeTON.


:pray: yes, thanks. we must decide one time forever.
if you take a look at the Contest: Decentralized Promotion you will see different types and it is so bad.
just as an example it is one of the submissions :point_down:

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IMHO Good tech brand = one word, though in the DoD we have Free TON
DoD is like a constitution, and in order to adopt amendments to it, a Community vote is required.

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My video , i can change to Free TON )
I’m so sorry I didn’t have time to issue proposals (((

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  1. we should clearly tell all the participants to use EXACT the same brand name (Free TON or FreeTON) to prevent those mistakes that happened in decentral promotion contest and other contents. so we should tell the contestants of these 5 contests in content specifications.
  2. yes I agree, it needs community vote. I am not a validator so I can’t submit a proposal. @XLR25t @Mitja @p.prigolovko would you please create a proposal to see the vote of the community about amendment of the brand name to the FreeTON instead of Free TON and the #FreeTON in hashtags
    in social medias we should concentrate on ONE hashtag
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