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NFTalent is an NFT competition sponsored by Coinbase and Meta taking place virtually May 19 - 29th with €5,000 in cash prizes to be won!

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NFTalent is being organised by BlockSoc in collaboration with Blockchain Ireland to help educate participants about NFTs and to provide an experience that will be valuable to anyone looking to get more involved in Web 3.

No previous knowledge of NFTs or blockchain is needed!

Don't miss out on the chance to participate in Ireland's first NFT competition with €5,000 in prizes, thanks to our generous sponsors Coinbase & Meta, and a unique event which will be fully announced on our Instagram @nftalent_

You must be based in Ireland in order to participate.

What does the competition involve?

Participants are invited to mint (create) an NFT and submit it to our Instagram page. There is a 9 day window to allow plenty of time for participants to submit their best work.

The NFT can be an image, a collectible, an artwork, or whatever the medium allows!

Once submitted, the NFT will be subject to a public & participant vote. Based on this, the top 3 NFTs in the 2 competition categories (Aesthetic & Functional) will receive prize money.

All participants are invited to the closing ceremony of Blockchain Ireland week on the 1st of June where they may collect their prizes.

Who is this competition for?

This competition is for anyone in Ireland who is interested in learning more about NFTs. We encourage 3rd level students, professionals and artists who are crypto-savvy but also those who are crypto-curious to sign up, regardless of their academic or professional discipline.

A common misconception about NFTs is that you need to be a coder or an artist to create and use them.

Through this event we want to show that this is not the case and get as many people as possible learning about this new technology, even if they end up just uploading a photo as an NFT!

Why should I participate?

Learning: Learn new technical and professional skills that are valuable in any industry, Web 3 or otherwise.

Experience: Gain experience delivering a project in a competition sponsored by Coinbase and Meta.

Networking: Participants are invited to the closing ceremony of Blockchain Ireland week in Dublin which will be full of industry professionals and guests of honour. Participants will also meet like minded people through participating in NFTalent.

Prize Money: Our generous sponsors are providing €5,000 in prize money to participants.

History: Be part of Ireland's first NFT Competition!

When is the competition taking place?

The competition opens on the 19th of May with the submission date being the 28th of May to give participants enough time to create and submit their NFTs.

The public, participant vote and judging is taking place on the final day of the competition on the 29th of May.

While the competition is taking place virtually to allow those from all over Ireland to participate, the prize-giving of the competition is taking place in-person at the closing ceremony of Blockchain Ireland Week in Café en Seine Dublin on June 1st.

This will be at a Dublin venue with free food & drink, packed with industry professionals and guests of honour. This is not to be missed!

What do I need to participate?

  • Instagram Account
  • Coinbase Wallet
  • Creativity & Commitment

Competition Schedule

Note this schedule is subject to change. More information will be revealed as announcements are made. Calls will be recorded for participants who can't make it on the night but you will not want to miss these speakers!

May 19th - Opening Night (7pm - 8pm)

  • Welcome & Launch
  • Potential of NFTs talk – Lory Kehoe, Director of NFT Success @ Coinbase
  • Art & NFTs - Joyce Moloney (NFT Artist)
  • Functional Uses of NFTs – Reuben Godfrey (Business Operations,
  • Competition Details & Submission Criteria shared
  • Submission Window opens.

May 20th - Optional Support Evening (7pm)

  • Blockchain & NFTs 101
  • Setting up a Wallet and Minting an NFT
  • Q&A

May 21st - 27th (Participants Creation & Submission of NFTs )

Participants will be given support through ad-hoc content, calls and by being paired with mentors.

May 28th

2pm - Submission window ends.

5pm - Public & Participant voting begins.

May 29th

5pm - Public & Participant voting closes -

Results are gathered. Top 10 from each category sent to judges. Top 3 from each category chosen.

June 1st (Optional & In Person)

Competition Prizegiving taking place at the Blockchain Ireland Week Closing Ceremony in Café en Seine Dublin (tickets for this free event can be found here)

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Do I need to commit 10 days to this competition?

No! While we encourage as many people as possible to attend our speaker events, having a 10 day window allows participants to work flexibly on their submission while balancing other commitments.

We want to give everyone the time, space and chance to acquire new skills and to submit an NFT that they are proud of!

What are the prizes?

We have €5,000 worth of prizes secured. The precise breakdown will be revealed closer to the event but there will be spot prizes too!

Is it an individual or team-based competition?

People can enter individually, be paired with other participants or enter as partners (max 4 per team).

Do I need to know about NFTs or Blockchain to participate?

No! We’ll teach you what you need to know and point you towards the best resources. If you enter as part of a team we’ll do our best to ensure that at least one person on the team has some knowledge on Blockchain and NFTs.

Are there any restrictions to participating?

You must be based in Ireland in order to participate in this competition.

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