The Cryptonomist teamed up with Eidoo to organize a contest to reward the best young journalists and bloggers in the crypto world with a total of $500 in EDO tokens.
In search of new writing talents, The Cryptonomist will reward the most read articles on the platform among those sent to [email protected].
The most interesting and well-written articles will be published on The Cryptonomist, translated by us in Italian and English. The 2 most read articles will be rewarded with 250 dollars in EDO tokens.
The rules of the contest
To participate please send the article, possibly in PDF format, to [email protected] with the subject “Journalist Competition” by May 31st, 2020.
The topic is open, but evergreen articles, guides and tutorials will be preferred because the articles will be published at a later date and hence if they are related to a specific news of the moment they may no longer be relevant.
The articles must obviously be original, which means they must be written by the author and not published before. Each participant can submit 1 article of minimum 400 words and maximum 1000 words.
The Cryptonomist reserves the right to make changes to the articles.
The dates of the contest
As mentioned, articles can be sent by May 31st, 2020.
After an initial skimming by The Cryptonomist’s editorial staff in order to avoid articles related to potential scams, articles with errors, those translated from other languages, copied or advertising articles, The Cryptonomist will start publishing these articles from June 1st.
The first 50 articles will be published between June 1st and July 1st so that they can be distributed over several days. These articles will be found on The Cryptonomist like all the other articles, without giving them preference or diminishing them compared to the others published daily by The Cryptonomist. All articles will appear in rotation on social media and on the homepage along with those of our journalists.
The views of each article will be counted in the following 7 days and the winner will be announced on July 8th, 2020: the views will be counted from the day of publication of the article for 1 week. For example, an article published on June 1st will have its views counted until June 8th and so on.
On July 8th we will announce the winner, who will receive $250 in EDO tokens, based on the price on the day the tokens are sent. The winner will need to have an Ethereum wallet in order to receive them.
Cases of disqualification from the competition
In order to win it is necessary to make sure that your article is read, for example by sharing it on your social networks.
- Sponsorships are not allowed. If an author is discovered sponsoring their article, they will be disqualified.
- If an article is published on other blogs or newspapers, if it is a copy of an article previously published on other blogs or newspapers or if it is a translation of an article previously published elsewhere, it will not be considered or disqualified later.
- Articles shorter than 400 words will not be considered.
- Articles longer than 1000 words will not be considered.
The next steps of the competition
Considering that we will most likely receive more than 50 articles, this contest will also extend to the following months, with the same deadlines, i.e. 1 month to publish 50 articles received and 1 week to count the views, starting from the date of publication.
- From July 8th we will publish the next 50 articles;
- The views of each article are counted for 7 days after publication
- The second winner will be announced on August 10th.
Obviously, we will not reward the same author twice, so we will give everyone a chance to win.
The competition is valid for the first 100 articles received and published. If this contest is successful we will consider organizing more in the near future. Keep an eye on The Cryptonomist and our social pages for more information.
Good luck and we look forward to receiving your entries at [email protected], subject line “Journalist Competition” by May 31st, 2020.
Please also remember that to participate no one will ever ask you for sensitive data, money, seed or anything else. If this should happen, ignore the messages as it is probably a scam: we won’t ask for ANY purchase or financial outlay of any kind.
Those who receive the $250 prize money will naturally have to declare it in their tax return according to the regulations of their country. If you do not live in Switzerland, VAT will not be charged.