Quite simple: The photo should have something to do with Bitcoin! Whether it's obvious or more subtle doesn't really matter, that's up to you as artists. Also, you need to own the rights to the images. What we will not allow is photos depicting violence, pornography, or illegal activities. Photos mainly serving as advertisements will also not be allowed, e.g., banner ads or company logos. bit4coin reserves the right not to publish photos.
Any web image format is possible - jpg, gif, png. Recommended image size is around 1-2MB (we resize the image for you).
Simple: Go directly to submit or click the button in the header to submit your image. Enter name, email, photo title and description, as well as your bitcoin wallet address, and upload your image. We will then review the image and release it typically in less than 24h. You will receive confirmation emails for both the submission and the release.
Yes. We do release images containing violence, pornography, or illegal activities. This is not a political stance - we just want to keep the contest safe for work and kids.
We will not use any images outside the contest, unless specifically agreed with the artist. However, in any case, this will only be after expiration of the contest. Concrete example: After the contest is over, we may want to use one image on bit4coin.net. We would then discuss terms with the artist, and only use it after agreement.
No. Ownership of all intellectual property remains with its creator or owner. bit4ocin is only permitted to use images as part of the contest.
If you don't immediately submit a bitcoin address, we ask you to provide it once the contest ends.
We assign a new bitcoin address to each photo. After the contest expires, we transfer all bitcoins to your address. This enables us to use the BTC amount tipped as second form of voting!
You have two options to vote: (1) Vote by "liking" photos (=clicking the heart) next to an image, and (2) vote by sending BTC (= BTC tip to the artist).
Yes, you can up-vote as many photos as you like - however, obvioulsy only once per photo.
We have a few mechanisms to prevent doublecounting of votes. In rare cases, this may prevent from even placing your first vote. Switching browsers may help!
First of all, thank you if you do! :) If you send bitcoins to an address, you are voting with your money for an image. Once the contest is over, artists will receive all funds their submitted photos. This is independent of contest winners and prizes.
The balance may take a few minutes to update, but once it's on the blockchain, it has arrived!
We send all funds to all artists once the contest ends.
No, absolutely not. bit4coin will not take any commission or fee. Artists will receive the full amount of tips, minus the standard bitcoin transaction fee ("mining fee").
Our media partners have been kind enough to accept there position on the jury. There is no financial component, no contractual benefit for bit4coin, and no obligation for the media sites.
Bitbond is the only non-voting member. Bitbond is supporting the contest with publicity/marketing, and in exchange are a non-voting media partner. The other media partners are part of the jury and voting.
Mostly. We reserve the possibility to add media partners if the opportunity arises.
The jury members cast their votes until October 21st, and we announce the winner right after!
Prizes will be split in case of ties. For example, if two photos have 5 votes and one photo 4 votes (and other photos less), 1st and 2nd place are split: Both artists will receive €750 each =(€1000+€500)/2.
The selection will contain the top 50 photos by votes and BTC tips. Specifically, we will take the top 25 photos by votes, and top 25 photos by BTC tips. In case of duplicates (photos which are among top 25 in both lists), we will fill up to 50 by alternating picks from both lists. All picks and selections will be made transparent on this page.
We needed to make sure that (1) there is no room for manipulation, which is solved by a human jury - and (2), we didn't want to pick winners ourselves to avoid the possibility of collusion. Working together with independent bitcoin media sites was the best solution we could come up with.
To be honest, we're not 100% sure yet! We will most likely keep it up, but this is something we will decide based on how it goes together with artists.
We are a small, self-funded bitcoin company from Amsterdam, Netherlands! More info on our about page.
The prizes, as well as all development and administration of the contest, are funded by bit4coin.
Actually, three reasons: First, we feel this addresses an important topic in the community, the lack of enough high quality photos. Second, we were looking for an opportunity to give back to the bitcoin community anyways, so the contest was a perfect match. And third - if the contest brings a bit of publicity for bit4coin, we will not be unhappy about it. But mostly, we hope it will spread a positive message for bitcoin in not exactly euphoric times!