The winners of PINASINING II, the voxel contest of BlockchainSpace and The Sandbox, was recently announced. This is the second contest for creators to build Philippine-themed voxel asset for the Metaverse. Submission took place May 24 to June 18, 2021 with a grand prize pool of $1,000 worth of $SAND cryptocurrency.
The next contest, PINASining III, has been announced earlier today. Submissions are from July 16 to 30, 2021.
Take a look at PINASining II winners here:
The 1st Place Winner is “Para Po!” by Giddibox, depicting the iconic Philippine jeepney that can be found anywhere.
The 2nd Place Winner is “Apo Whang-Od” by iLaSining, depicting the last and oldest “mambabatok” in voxel form. “Mambabatok” is a traditional Kalinga artist. BitPinas previously interviewed ilaSining, where she shared more about her journey and advice to contest participants.
3rd Place Winner is “Bayanihan” by 22phMomo, depicting the Filipino culture of helping together in its literal sense of a community together moving a hut.
4th Place Winner is “Mighty Ox” by flacc_o, depicting an Ox (or is this a tamaraw?) working hard on the road.
Finally, the 5th Place Winner is “Kalesa” by Kazpios, depicting a horse drawing a two-wheeled carriage.
The Sandbox and BlockchainSpace previously collaborated in the first PINASining contest held last month which attracted submissions from the Philippines. Filipino creators showcased their voxel creations such as “Manny Pacquiao” by MardanGameDev, “Mystic Duwende” by focc_x, and “Sorbetes Ice Cream Cart” by iLaSining.
In a statement previously shared with BitPinas, Sebastian Borget, COO of The Sandbox said they are thrilled to conduct the PINASining contest to reach out local talents. “We feel our community is truly global and talent has no frontier — and sharing the stories of success from members of our community who’s already been rewarded for their contribution to our virtual world is the best way to give back and make an impact through the use of NFTs and our $SAND tokens.”
Peter Ing, Philippines Ambassador for The Sandbox shared with BitPinas through email that most of this batch’s winners are Filipinos, validating that The Sandbox is indeed an extremely compelling game for creators in the country. “Not only this, The Sandbox is changing the rules of ownership for artists and creators, who now truly own their work and its intellectual property,“ Peter added.
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