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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
- Detailed and easily understandable charts explaining the business process;
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.