[PROPOSAL] Prize for best wearable book + NEAR NFT

To create a prize for best wearable book for NEAR Alexandria Library on Metaverse. Our intention is to make an acquisition prize where people submit their books to NEAR Alexandria, which mints them, and Metaverse DAO (or selected known judges) choose one of them as the best wearable book, whose creator will earn 200 usd on near blockchain, after minting a NEAR NFT on Mintbase or Paras, creating a forum account, and making a payout proposal. If other people decide to create a forum account and submit NEAR NFTs linked and linking to the wearable books, Metaverse DAO will also choose the best NEAR NFT and give the creator a prize of 100 usd on NEAR Blockchain.


The main benefit for the DAO is to bring new members for the community, by giving near on near blockchain to good artists from eth chain. There are also some side benefits, that is to bring more interested people to NEAR, to create interest in the prizes, to create authority on metaverse, and to decentralize resources to the community. To Metaverse DAO, the fact that people are producing metaverse objects and NEAR NFTs is good, because it links metaverse production on voxels with NEAR NFTs. And to NEAR Alexandria is the fact that it is being seeing and it is growing the number of books in the library.

The project

We will enjoy the next party on NEAR Alexandria Library on Metaverse, Sept 15th, with the partnership of Digital One, TSA Incubator, Bitpixi, Purpletariat, Metacat, Vessy (and maybe Xtinct). Metaverse DAO is going to set up a prize in this large event for best wearable book, as we said, and also an event with a trip on metaverse, with musicians, and great personalities. Judges are going to be chosen, and after the party the winner book is revealed. We call all the people for a second prize on the forum for NEAR NFTs, and we call the winner to mint his/her NEAR NFT and to open an account in the forum.


  • 200 USD in NEAR: prize for best wearable book (+ NEAR NFT minting)
  • 100 USD in NEAR: prize for best NEAR NFT linked/linking to the own wearable book
  • 100 USD in NEAR distributed among all submissions


Week 1: publicize the prize through social media
Week 2: prize 1 + prize 2
Week 3: accountability and report

Week 3: publish the videos, mint the respective NFTs, and make the report.

Final Products

1 wearable book - from the winner (probable many wearable books - the submissions)
1 NEAR NFT - from the winner (probable many NEAR NFTs - submission on the forum)
1 new member to the community (probable from outside near)
2 people gifted with the prize

Subtotal: 400USD

This proposal is a follow-on from this one:


I got 2nd place on the contest.
Thank you for hosting these great events!


I got 1st place in the contest, here is my proposal for payout https://app.astrodao.com/dao/metaverse-dao.sputnik-dao.near/proposals/metaverse-dao.sputnik-dao.near-674

and here is a link to video I shared on Twitter of the wearable book outfit, modelled in the awesome NEAR Alexandria Library build in Voxels :slight_smile: https://twitter.com/Cluny_the_Rat/status/1570438139872964609


Thank u, @markeetox and @Cluny! We loved your work.

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the event was a blast, thanks for hosting

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Project Report

Status: Completed
Budget: 400 usdc
Used Budget: 500 usdc (100 usdc more we had on treasury to give more prizes and keep people from voxels interested on NEAR)


Award generated by the project:

Project Accounting:

We launched an award on Voxels, on ethereum blockchain, to pay on NEAR Blockchain for people to produce voxels books. @Cluny was the winner of the 1 st prize and received 200 DAI, and @markeetox received the second prize of 100 DAI. Noth paid on NEAR blockchain and added to our community on telegram. With this, we could onboard Markeetox and Cluny, 2 important people from Voxels Metaverse on NEAR.

We decided then to make another award, this time minting on NEAR Blockchain, and we had 5 submissions from 4 people, but we considered just the 4 first submissions. The winner @sena won 100 usdc and the other 3 received a participation prize of 33.69 usdc: @JackieSieras @gushlewis @34omer53.

Paid to the community (500 usd in DAI):

@Cluny https://app.astrodao.com/dao/metaverse-dao.sputnik-dao.near/proposals/metaverse-dao.sputnik-dao.near-674

@markeetox https://app.astrodao.com/dao/metaverse-dao.sputnik-dao.near/proposals/metaverse-dao.sputnik-dao.near-664

@sena https://app.astrodao.com/dao/metaverse-dao.sputnik-dao.near/proposals/metaverse-dao.sputnik-dao.near-751

@34omer53 https://app.astrodao.com/dao/metaverse-dao.sputnik-dao.near/proposals/metaverse-dao.sputnik-dao.near-754

@JackieSieras https://app.astrodao.com/dao/metaverse-dao.sputnik-dao.near/proposals/metaverse-dao.sputnik-dao.near-757

@gushlewis https://app.astrodao.com/dao/metaverse-dao.sputnik-dao.near/proposals/metaverse-dao.sputnik-dao.near-752

Updated Project Timeline:

The project was not completed in the appropriate time. If there are more resources in the treasury, we are thinking in making a halloween prize too.

Highlights and Final Products:

We could produce 2 different awards and give 6 different prizes, from which 5 for new people on NEAR, what stimulates participation and becoming an active member.

More people are minter in our mintbase store

NFTs produced:

1st award:

2nd Award

We are waiting just for @gushlewis NFT on our store.


The project was interesting. We got many people participating in the first, and people who participated in the first participating in the second. So it was a good thing to make an award first for voxels wearables and then for NEAR NFTs, as an onboarding path. We could learn that Awards + Bounties are a nice way to onboard and to help new people to participate more in the community.

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