Contest Proposal: Recurring Efforts Acknowledgement Approach


FreeTON community volunteers who perform regular duties moving the whole project forward should be rewarded. However, currently, there are no standards for doing this. This contest is devoted to elaborate a project standard for the acknowledgment of recurring community efforts.



Contest period

Begins 23-11-2020 at 00:00:00 UTC - Ends 29-11-2020 at 23:59:59 UTC.


FreeTON is an unprecedented project based on mutual efforts of professional validators and passionate community members who invest their time and efforts to move it forward.

However, besides validators, partners, and contests winners who get their obvious reward, there are a lot of volunteers whose job is extremely diverse (from translating docs for the wiki to helping newbies on the forum and in community chats) and important, but is not rewarded properly.

There have been several attempts in different subgovernances to tackle such payouts (e.g. DeSupport or Wiki approaches), but all of them have their own pros and cons.

The idea and motivation of this contest are to create the project standard for setting recurring tasks, KPIs, and rewards levels; as well as assessing accomplished results in an obvious, transparent, and easily verifiable way.

Outcomes of this contest will be published in a form of a standard highly recommended for usage by all governances.

General requirements

The submission should include:

  • Description of the proposed reward scheme with at least crucial stages (task setting, KPI definition, assessment procedure, reward calculation, reward payout)
  • Framework for rewards levels (they should be reasonable, but motivating)
  • Name and contact information of the contestant for communication (Telegram username, e-mail)

Your work and the proposed solution must be:

  • Original. It should not include more than 10% of other contestants’ works;
  • Focused: One approach at a time, please. If you have several ideas, you are eligible to make several submissions (see “Procedural remarks” below);
  • Implementable. Keep in mind the peculiarities and goals of FreeTON;
  • Consistent. Its elements should not contradict each other and the FreeTON Declaration of Decentralization;
  • Safe. It must ensure a due level of protection against fraud;
  • Modern. Inspire by the market best practices and provide examples.

Evaluation criteria and winning conditions

Hard criteria

  • Completeness. The proposed scheme should be ready-to-implement.
  • Simplicity. The scheme should be easy to follow and should not impose too big operational costs.
  • Fraud-resistant. It should contain a description of anti-fraud measures.
  • Economically sound. Different works require different resources and expertise. Provide the reward framework that is, on one hand, motivating the volunteer, and on the other, is fair compared with other jobs. Keep in mind the volatility of the TON Crystal price.
  • Easy-to-check. Anyone should be able to reproduce the steps described in your reward mechanism and get the same objective results.


  • PDF describing the proposed scheme.

Soft criteria

  • Detailed and easily understandable charts explaining the business process;
  • Brevity;
  • Mostly everyday English to facilitate understanding;
  • Readiness to participate in the implementation of the standard in the next stage.


1 place……………………….…5,000 TONs

2 place……………………….…3,000 TONs

3 place………….………………2,000 TONs

4-10 place…………………………500 TONs


  • 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 1 to 10 or can choose to reject it if it does not meet requirements or choose to abstain from voting if they feel unqualified to judge.
  • Jurors will provide feedback on your submissions.
  • The Jury will reject duplicate, sub-par, incomplete, or inappropriate submissions.

Jury rewards

An amount equal to 5% of the prize fund will be divided equitably between all jurors who vote and provide feedback based on their votes’ quantity and quality. Both voting and feedback are mandatory to collect this reward.

Procedural remarks

  • Accessibility. All submissions must be accessible for the Jury to open and view, so please double-check your submission. If the submission is inaccessible or does not fit the criteria described, jurors may reject the submission.
  • Timing. Contestants must submit their work before the closing of the filing of applications. If not submitted on time, the submission will not count.
  • Contact information. All submissions must contain the contestant’s contact information, preferably a Telegram username by which jurors can verify that the submission belongs to the individual who submitted it. If not, jurors may reject your submission.
  • Content. The content published in the forum and the provided PDF file should not differ, except for formatting. Otherwise, jurors may reject the submission.
  • Well-formed links. If your submission has links to the work performed, the content of those links must have the contestant’s contact details, preferably a Telegram username, or backlink to your submission at the FreeTON forum, so jurors can match it and verify to whom the work belongs. If not, jurors may reject your submission.
  • Multiple submissions.
    • Each contestant has the right to provide several submissions if they contain different approaches to the contest problem’s solving. However, if works are not unique enough or differ just in insignificant details, jurors may reject such repeating submissions.
    • If the contestant wants to make an additional submission that overrides the one previously published, he must inform the Jury about this fact and indicate the correct revision to assess. In this case, only the indicated work will count. If the contestant hasn’t indicated the updated submission as the correct one, only the first one will count, the Jury will reject all the others.


Anyone can participate, but Free TON does not distribute TONs to US citizens or entities.


good to see here such interesting contest

Support this contest 100%. Hope we will get more fresh ideas which will make life of different subgovs easier.

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Please add also links to DeSupport and wiki contest examples:

  1. Contest Proposal: Decentralized Support Contest Part II -- Latest Supporters [Finished]
  2. #2 Wiki Renewal Contest [16.–30.09.2020]

Passed! Moved to active contests!

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I think there is over 200 current active users on forum and this contest is for adding value to community ideas, so awarding only top ten doesn’t meet the goal of such contest.


It seems you have misinterpreted the essence of the contest. It is not to reward now such people, but rather propose ideas on how to assess their results and fairly reward them.

I’m also talking about community ideas, you misunderstood in other way.
More community members are willing to give their idea on rewards mechanism as well.

Hello. I’m participating. My work in PDF file Telegram username: @facelessresistance Surf address, just for reference: 0:cb1f6df61033d021cfc9586c3eb73a8905e104ac28868f15907b69aba35c549c

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Anyone can take part in this contest but only 10 best useful ideas will be rewarded.

Then let’s compete for a best possible approach for rewards distribution mechanism.:+1:

what is Recurring Efforts?
forum activity, contests or anything else?

Dear all,
Please find my submission in PDF file.
Telegram and Forum username: @MonaMahmoodi1

Have a nice time

No, definitely not contests.
Recurring Efforts means, for example, translating and writing articles on the wiki, administering and maintaining telegram groups, analyzing possible partners and, in general, work useful for the network and the community, but for which it is unnecessary to create a separate contest.
Maybe I’m wrong about something, I hope someone will correct me


you are right. A lot of volunteers contribute their effort to FreeTON ecosystem. So they should be reward via decentralized way. This contest is arranged for that.

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Hello, I’d like to upload updated pdf, whom do I have to inform not to be rejected?

Content be published in forum is totally? Or in the forum published contact data only?

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it will be long read to publish full pdf here on forum!

Do I need to publish pdf right here?