What is the competition about?
At CryptoMotors we are extremely excited to announce the launch of our first design competition. We want to take everybody on an amazing journey to create the next car in our lineup of digital vehicles. Our mission is to create a place for unlimited creativity building the most exciting cars in the digital world. To do so, we are launching a series of design competitions where we invite every designer -student or professional- to show their work through our platform.
For our first design challenge, participants will have to design a race car for a VR world. The winning design will be 3D modeled by our professional Alias modelers and later on visualized, tokenized and put on sale on our platform, holding a juicy commission for the winner of the contest.
Designers, pick up your pens! The time has come to create your first CryptoMotors car. We will need all of you, our whole community because you get to vote in the end. You get to choose the final design. Make sure to stay tuned.
Get inspired & start
The world has become a crowded place. The streets are packed and people are squeezed into state-owned transport vehicles. Having your own car is a long forgotten dream unless you have a special status in society. Racing through the streets with a feeling of freedom has become impossible. However, the sheer desire to drive and enjoy cars has not vanished. That’s why every night a selected few puts on their VR glasses to enter the world Y43, where they can escape reality, race for glory and earn money. Each player enters this world as an avatar. Like in a real street race, the exact location of the race is always confirmed just minutes before the start. Once the competition has started it’s a race against the clock before the law enforcement tries to shut down the race. The last avatar loses, and his license to play gets blocked.
For the first CryptoMotors car of GEN1 (generation one), we’ll ask you to design the exterior of a race car for an avatar based in this virtual world. You are free to explore the endless possibilities of what a virtual car could look like. The volume and therefore the layout is entirely up to you, but it should be unique. We will only ask you to keep a few guidelines in mind: The car must have four wheels, space for (at least) one driver and a possible co-driver (maximum of two passengers in total). In the virtual world, the same gravity conditions apply as in the real world. In terms of features, the car has to tackle tight corners and long straight lines going at full speed. You can choose the powertrain and you are free to integrate any possible future technologies.
We created a SCENARIO and PERSONA for you to fully dive into the environment for the car. To set the perfect vibe, we have also added a music playlist to get you inspired.
Where do we race?
Tossing and turning, Tris gives up on trying to fall asleep. Sure, there is work tomorrow but you only live once, right?, she
thinks as she jumps out of her bed and runs towards her VR set up. In the world Y43, people recognize her for who she is.
In Y43, she has earned her reputation. In Y43, she is the best racer driver. ARE YOU READY? - She was. She takes a last breath,
closes her eyes and when she opens them again she is 'Serenay', her avatar.
Serenay walks out of the rooftop suite, breathing in the clean air and overlooking the city. The smooth almost mirror-like streets reflect the lights from the buildings surrounding her. Looking down the street modern architecture weaves into industrial buildings covered with graffiti.
Beep beep - a text. Right now the streets are peaceful, but not for long. In a few minutes, this city will turn into the playground of Tris and her avatar. Opponents to her left and her right, she grabs the wheel tight. 3, 2, 1 … GO!
Get to know her
Meet Tris’s avatar: 'Serenay'. She always aims to experience the extreme in everything she does. She is addicted to speed, and always on the hunt for the next adrenaline rush. When Serenay races, she’s the last one to hit the break when going into sharp corners, risking it all just to feel the excitement of what technology can do. Technology also defines the appearance of her race suit and her fashionable clothes. Instead of human hair, Serenay has wires linking the helmet directly to her spine, generating instant feedback from the visual to her body.
Feel the vibe
To set you in the perfect atmosphere of the avatar racing down the city streets, we have put together this exciting playlist of songs for you to listen to while designing the car. We believe that the perfect design can only be achieved when you really get to feel the vibe of the persona you are designing the car for. For this first design challenge the musical theme is: ‘Cyberpunk‘, This music displays synergies with Cyberpunk key topics: alternative culture, technology, industry, and dysfunctional society. Hit the link, lean back and allow yourself to drift into the universe.
How to take part
The real car design process
Our first design challenge is open to enthusiasts, freelancers, students and professionals within the design industry. The competition is divided into three stages: the ideation process, refinement stage, and 3d development. We kindly ask you to read through our design brief and detailed background information (scenario, persona, sound & vibe) in order to get started.
In the first stage (ideation process) we ask the designers to submit a minimum of 3 sketches per entry. The three sketches (2D pen/marker/digital sketches) should include: 3/4 front view, 3/4 rear view, and a side view each on a separate page. Participants can submit more than one entry, but they must be uploaded as individual entries. CryptoMotors will select the proposals that will go to the next stage based on how well the design proposal fits the brief and quality standards. The selected works will be displayed on our website. Voting will be open to anyone entering our website without the need of logging in.
In the second stage (refinement stage) we ask the participating designers from stage 1 to further develop and visualize the car in a 2D tool (e.g Photoshop). In this stage, the participants will submit a minimum of three renderings: 3/4 front view, 3/4 rear view, and a side view. After the submission has been closed, the public will have the chance to place further votes. The participant with the most votes will be the winner of the challenge.
Once first and second stage is completed, CryptoMotors’s professional modeling team will transform the design from the winner into a 3D Alias Surface Model. Together with the support of our design team, the winning designer will have the fantastic chance to develop the next car model in our lineup of ERC-721 crypto collectibles. Read further to find out more about the prizes.
Prizes & Rules
Don't leave empty handed
Will you be the lucky winner? You get the amazing opportunity of having our professional design team transforming your design into a 3D modeled car. The car will be modeled in Autodesk Alias to the highest automotive standards. In case you agree to share your Instagram account with us, we will promote your profile along with the final outcome of the competition on all our social media platforms.
The winner will receive a 10% commission of each car sold on our platform associated to the initial design idea. The CryptoMotors market smart contract will automatically send the prize in ETH (ether) to the winner’s crypto wallet (this is the reason why we urge the winner to set up a ether wallet to receive the prize). The smart contract will stop transacting the 10% commission once the last unit of the crypto-collectible lot is sold.
As a part of the prize, the winner will receive one (1) CryptoMotors ERC-721 collectible associated with his design idea.
Special mentions: Each of the top 5 participants (apart from the winner) of the design challenge who made it to the second stage will be entitled of one (1) CryptoMotors ERC-721 collectible associated to the winning design.
To be eligible for the competition and to claim your prize, you’ll have to follow these rules:
- The design challenge is open to students and professionals from any design industry
- Submit your work on time. You’ll find the exact dates on the timeline
- Submit your work in the right format. Aspect ratio: 16:9, image quality: 1920x1080 px, format: jpg or png
- For the first and second stage, you must submit a minimum of 3 views of the car. 3/4 front view, 3/4 rear view, side view.
- You’ll have to complete all stages to be eligible for the final voting
- In order to vote, users must enter to the design challenge website. They’ll have a limited amount of votes per stage.
- The design work must be relevant to the competition's topic and 100% original.
- Have fun.
For further information on our terms and conditions, please click here.
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CryptoMotors is proud to announce the first Design Challenge run on its platform. Everyone who is interested in car design is invited to be a part of this competition by presenting design proposals or voting the Design that CryptoMotors team will 3D model in Autodesk Alias, visualize and tokenize, making it the next car to be sold in our platform and stored in the Ethereum blockchain.
Entering the “Design Challenge”
It is not necessary or mandatory any purchase or payment in order to enter and participate in any Design Challenge as a “designer” or “user” on the CryptoMotors platform. The only requirement for Designers is to register to the competition with a nickname (or real name if you prefer) and email address. For the “users” who are voting, 3 votes will be available per stage.
By selecting "I agree the terms and conditions" at the time of submission of the registration form and in consideration of the evaluation of your submission (the "Design") by CryptoMotors UG (haftungsbeschränkt),”CryptoMotors” or “we” for use as starting point to the development of the 3D data of a crypto-collectible (ERC721 Token) by CryptoMotors team that will be offered on the platform (https://www.cryptomotors.io) for sale and its possible use on video games, movies, vehicle production, 3d printing, toys, scale models, clothing apparels, posters, and other items including crypto collectibles parts and marketing material you agree to the following terms and conditions (the "Design Submission Terms and Conditions") and you indicate your agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
For a Design to be eligible, it must not have be previously presented in any other commercial or non-commercial competition or contest where its entry would permit that the contest/competition or the other entity/company present any legal claim or rights to the Design prior to submission in this Design Challenge. Any entries that arrive after the closing submission date, incorrect, incomplete, lost or misdirect will be disqualified from the preselection of the first stage, and CryptoMotors (and its agents) will not be responsible for such entries, after “pre-selection phase” a public voting will decide during Stage 1 and 2 which one is the winner sketch to be 3D designed/modeled by CryptoMotors team and later on tokenized and sold in the platform. You understand that CryptoMotors may receive multiple design submissions that may be similar one to another, not excluding your own Design and that CryptoMotors reserves the right disqualify a Design or exclude it from the competition for any reason during pre-selection or during the second stage of submission, including but not limited to late submission, poor design execution, copyright infringement, indecent or profane content incorporated into the Design or violation of the Design Submission Terms and Conditions. Designs will not be returned to entrants, and you understand that not every Design will be selected during the preselection stage. Multiple Designs are allowed per entrant in the same Design Contest only if the participant specifies and creates separate folders for submission. CryptoMotors is expressly permitted to disclose your Design at any time and place under these Design Submission Terms and Conditions.
Who can participate and who is eligible
CryptoMotors Challenge Design is open to residents of any country except employees of CryptoMotors and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organization or judging of the competition. You are not obliged to have any diploma or certification, and there are no borders or restrictions for your creativity. The only thing you need is passion. By uploading and sharing your Design, you declare that you are age eighteen (18) or over and agree on all the terms and conditions of the CryptoMotors Design Contest. Multiple entries from the same person are accepted (they must be uploaded in 2 separate locations and properly named). You also declare that your design is created by your own and that you are the sole owner of all the rights of the Design. You either declare that you not had or not will violate any design rights of a third person or party. You declare, that your design wasn't previously in commercial use and that you not transferred any rights of the Design to any person or party.
As a participant of the Design Contest, you agree that your Design will be shown up on the platform of CryptoMotors and the platforms of CryptoMotors’s partners. CryptoMotors is allowed to use your Design for advertising and marketing purposes. Once your Design is uploaded for Stage 1 you agree that you will participate in Stage 2 by uploading the PSD version of your Design and if your Design is the final winner you will help and support the CryptoMotors design team with further input for the creation of the 3D data, and you are aware that the Design can be modified during this development process. CryptoMotors team intends to follow as much as possible the Design intention, but you agree that the final output can have several differences to original 2D sketch and that the ultimate 3D creation belongs to the CryptoMotors UG company having all the rights to it.
By submitting your design, you agree that you will not use the same Design for other competitions or commercial and non-commercial purposes for the next four months after joining the competition.
You can request that we stop using the design by notifying CryptoMotors by email at [email protected].
You warrant that you, as a winner of the Design Contest, grant CryptoMotors and the partners of CryptoMotors the permission and a worldwide transferable license to modify, use, tokenize visualize, commercialize and manufacture the design. You agree that the royalties of the winning design are 10% of each direct sell (“brand new cars”) of your Design on our platform and crypto-collectible exchanges like Opensea.io. And you are entitled of a 10% royalty in case that the Design is sold to a third party by CryptoMotors.
You declare that you comply with the laws of your jurisdiction of Germany and that your participation is not prohibited by the laws of the jurisdiction of your residence country.
How the competition and the winner selection works
Our design competition is open to students, enthusiasts, freelancers, and professionals in the design industry. The design challenge is divided into three (3) stages, including the submission, ideation process, and pre-selection phase. The design brief has been prepared by CryptoMotors (scenario, persona, sound & vibe) to guide designers during the ideation process.
The ideation process (stage 1) lasts a maximum of two weeks where the designers have to submit a minimum of -but not limited to- 3 design sketches (design drawings) per the car entry. The three sketches include a 3/4 front view, a 3/4 rear view, and a side view. More than one entry can be submitted per person, but they must be uploaded as individual entries. Once the first stage has been closed, CryptoMotors will select a variety of proposal that will go to the next step. The selection criteria will be based on how well the design proposal fits the brief and CryptoMotor’s quality standards (judged internally by our team). Once you have been selected to move to stage two, your work will be displayed on our website, and you will get a personal notification. The public voting, carried by the community, starts as soon as your proposal is uploaded to our platform. Every design will collect points from the first and second stage.
The second stage two (refinement stage) is where we ask the selected designers to proceed with their design proposal to further develop and visualize the car in Photoshop or similar 2D tool. For this stage, we propose a minimum of three (3) renderings: a 3/4 front view, a 3/4 rear view, and a side view. After a further two weeks, the development stage will be finished, and the submission will be closed, moving into the final voting. After the last week of the public voting, The participant whose design has obtained the most votes will be declared the winner of the design challenge. The winner’s name will be displayed on our website and will get a personal notification.
The third stage is the 3D modeling, visualization, and tokenization phase where CryptoMotors will transform the design from the winner into a 3D Alias Surface Model made by our highly professional modeling team, and it will become an ERC-721 crypto collectible. The winning designer commits to support the CryptoMotors team until the end of the process, being this an exciting opportunity for the winner. After the design has been transformed into a 3D model, our visualization team will take care of its final photorealistic look. The car will be visualized in exciting environments, tokenized and launched for sale on our platform. Read further to find out what the prizes are.
17:00 hs - 17th of December: the opening of Design Challenge and submissions
17:00 hs - 31st of December: Closing of Design Challenge submissions for the 1st Stage
17:00 hs - 3rd of January: Preselection and Notification for selected designers to start 2nd Stage renderings
17:00 hs - 3rd of January: 1st Stage is public, and Users can give their first vote.
17:00 hs - 19th of January: Submissions for the 2nd stage are closed.
17:00 hs - 20th of January: 2nd Stage is shown, and users can vote for the second and final time.
17:00 hs - 27th of January: 2nd Stage is finished, and voting ends - Winner is announced
From the 28th of January to the 14th of March: Stage 3 is done by the CryptoMotors design team (with the support of the winner designer) where the car is 3D modeled, visualized and tokenized.
To be valid for the competition please follow the following rules.
- The design competition is open to students and professionals from design industries
- Submit your work on time. The exact dates you will find on the timeline.
- Submit your work in the right format. Aspect ratio: 16:9, image quality: 1920x1080 px, format: jpg or png on the provided link by email.
- For the first and second stage, you must submit a minimum of 3 views of the car. 3/4 front view, 3/4 rear view, side view.
- You need to fulfill all stages to be valid for the final voting.
- Voters must log in through their Instagram account and have a limited amount of votes per stage.
- The design work must be relevant to the competition's topic and 100% original.
Each user gets three votes rights per Stage (first and second stages) that can not be assigned just to one participant and must be distributed between different proposals.
Prize and Payment conditions
As a winner of the Design Contest, you must count with a crypto-wallet that supports ERC-721 and ERC-20 tokens. We suggest our users create this wallet using Metamask (plug-in for Chrome or Firefox browsers), this is free of charge and it is your sole responsibility to secure your passwords and private keys.
The winning design will be 3D modeled in Autodesk Alias by the CryptoMotors design team and later on visualized, tokenized and sold in our platform and other crypto collectibles platforms.
The winner will receive a 10% commission of each sale generated from the ERC-721 CryptoMotors digital collectible associated to his initial design idea. The CryptoMotors Market smart contract will automatically send the prize in ETH (ether) to the winner’s crypto wallet, the reason why it’s a must to set up an ether wallet to receive the prize. The smart contract will stop transacting the 10% commission once the last unit of the crypto-collectible lot is sold.
As a part of the prize, the Design Challenge winner will receive one (1) CryptoMotors ERC-721 collectible associated with his design idea.
Special mentions: Each of the top 5 participants (not including the winner) of the design challenge who made it until stage 2 will be entitled of one (1) CryptoMotors ERC-721 collectible associated to this design competition winning design.
You will comply with all the tax obligations applicable in your jurisdiction which arise from the prize of the competition, purchase, the procurement or the exchange of cross-platform articles, if necessary.
The winner will be notified by email and/or DM on Instagram/Facebook and/or email within maximum 3 days of the closing date and the winner
acknowledges that he/she must participate and collaborate actively with the CryptoMotors team during the 3rd stage by giving design input.
By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
CryptoMotors is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account.
Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively "the Prize Claim Documents"). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by CryptoMotors.
CryptoMotors shall endeavor to offer the service for access without interruptions as far as possible. Even when applying the greatest care, it is not possible to prevent downtimes when the web server cannot be accessed via the Internet on account of technical or other problems which are beyond the control of CryptoMotors. The user acknowledges that the full availability (100%) of the website cannot be technically realized and CryptoMotors UG is not responsible for any technical, hardware or software failures whether caused by CryptoMotors or you.
CryptoMotors reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by CryptoMotors.
1. As a participant Designer, winner designer or user you are responsible for the implementation of reasonable measures to safeguard the Wallet, safe or another storage mechanism that you use for the purchase, exchange or use of platform-internal elements, tokens and/or other objects on the CryptoMotors platform, currently consisting of an app and a website, including all the required private passwords or other access data that are required for access to these storage mechanisms. As a platform organizer, CryptoMotors is not responsible and shall remain not accountable for losses entailed in the loss of your access data or in third-party access to your access data.
2. Through the participation on design challenges and the use of the CryptoMotors platform, you declare and guarantee the following:
a) You have a sufficient understanding of and experience with cryptographic tokens (particularly Ethereum), token storage mechanisms
(e.g., token Wallets) and blockchain technology in order to understand these terms and understand the risks and effects of the acquisition,
the procurement and the exchange of platform-internal elements on Ethereum.
b) You have read and understood these terms (including all the annexes, if available).
c) You have received sufficient information on the CryptoMotors platform to make an informed decision on the purchase, holding or exchange of platform-internal articles and/or tokens.
e) Your purchase, your procurement and your exchange of articles and tokens tied to the platform comply with applicable laws and regulations in your place of jurisdiction, including but not limited to (i) the legal capacity and all other threshold requirements in your jurisdiction for the use and payment of Ether and the conclusion of contracts with the platform organiser, (ii) all the foreign currency or regulatory restrictions for this purchase and (iii) all the government or other approvals that must be obtained.
f) You will comply with all the tax obligations applicable in your jurisdiction which arise from the purchase, the procurement or the exchange of cross-platform articles, if necessary.
g) If you purchase, hold or exchange platform-independent articles or tokens in the name of a natural or legal person, you are entitled to accept these terms in the name of this natural or legal person and this natural or legal person shall be responsible for any infringement of these terms by you or this natural or legal person or another employee or representative of this person.
h) You agree that when using the platform, there is a risk that digital assets in the form of cryptocurrency can be lost, particularly through the loss of private keys, and that the platform organizer is not liable to you for any such loss.
The winner agrees that by accepting the prize CryptoMotors UG and its employees, contractors, and its officers and director will have no liability for any injuries whatsoever, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from the winners’ acceptance, possession or use of the prize, or this Design Challenge. All the prizes are awarded “as is” and without any warranty of any sort (express or implied).
The winner has the right to remain anonymous and he agrees to the use of his/her nickname in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current German data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by the laws of Germany and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Germany.
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Amendments to the Terms and Conditions
We reserve the right to make changes to our services such as the website and the app and amend sets of rules, conditions, including these Design Submission Terms and conditions at any time. They are subject to the respective conditions in force at the time when you use our services or participate in our Design Challenges.
Should individual provisions of these Design Submission Terms and conditions be invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. Invalid provisions shall be replaced by those that most closely approximate the meaning intended by the invalid provision. The same applies in the event of the occurrence of any gaps which need to be filled. If, for any reason, the Design Challenge is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Design Challenge, CryptoMotors reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Design Challenge in whole or in part. In such event, CryptoMotors shall immediately suspend all prize awards, and CryptoMotors reserves the right to award any remaining prizes in a manner deemed fair and equitable by CryptoMotors. CryptoMotors shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Design Challenge. If a user is a merchant, the place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising under contractual relationships between the user and the company is the registered office of the company. CryptoMotors can stop this Design Challenge. In the event of any non-compliance with any requirement stated herein, the winner's Prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by the laws of Germany and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Germany. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, CryptoMotors reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by CryptoMotors to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.