BlockchainSpace together with The Sandbox are launching PINASining II, the second voxel contest for creators and aspiring artists of the Philippines to build Philippines-themed voxel assets for the Metaverse. Submissions can be entered May 24 – June 18 with voting taking place June 19 – 25 and a grand prize pool of US$1000 to be won in $SAND cryptocurrency tokens.
The first PINASining was held from March – April and attracted more than 20 contestants to submit Philippines-themed voxel creations which featured iconic Filipino figures such as Manny Pacquiao (by MardanGameDev) and figures from Filipino folklore such as the Mystic Duwende (by focc_x). The winning submission from an artist named “iLaSining” created a “Sorbetes Ice Cream Cart”, that resonated with local artists and received the majority of votes.
What is The Sandbox
The Sandbox is a decentralized virtual world that uses voxels to create immersive 3D worlds similar to Minecraft and Roblox. The Sandbox adds a critical new element to 3D worlds by storing game assets on the Ethereum blockchain. With this, creators can now own, trade and and monetize the creations that they build. The Sandbox’s marketplace, allows creators to sell or trade items on a secondary market.
Who is BlockchainSpace
BlockchainSpace has been an education hub for blockchain and cryptocurrency in the Philippines since 2018, helping to educate and guide newcomers to the space. Since 2020, BlockchainSpace has been focussing on onboarding newcomers through NFT games and virtual worlds. NFT games enable the mass market to participate in the crypto economy without passing through the crypto casino and making high risk investments. NFT creators now exchange time spent building in games in return for cryptocurrency rewards with no upfront investments or KYC hurdles.
“The Sandbox started a decade ago with the vision to turn players into makers. We’ve continued on our mission of being a pioneer in play-to-earn model, empowering players and creators to truly own what they create and being able to monetize it and sell it through our marketplace. We’re thrilled to have PINASining as our main partner in the Philippines to reach out to the local talents of creators and bring this opportunity to them, through engaging activities such as voxel art contests or game jams. 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”
– Sebastian Borget, COO of The Sandbox
“There are many great and talented creators and artists in the Philippines, many of whom are familiar with creating Voxel artwork for Minecraft, Roblox and MagicaVoxel, so the transition for them to build on The Sandbox will be easy. The narrative for Filipino artists and creators is extremely compelling, those who previously invested hours building assets in voxel based games can now monetize their efforts by selling the artwork and game assets that they create. Not only this, The Sandbox Game is changing the rules of ownership for artists and creators, who now truly own their work and its intellectual property“
– Peter Ing, Founder, BlockchainSpace / Philippines Ambassador for The Sandbox