Free TON

How to prepare and submit a contest proposal in Free TON

We strive to create a system for activating and conducting contests that is as Autonomous as possible and does not require Central management (decentralized). Each new proposal for the competition helps in the development of this system, but this requires an inconvenient “manual” path, which requires active communication and interaction with the community.

Here you will find a step-by-step guide on how to contribute to the Free TON ecosystem and get rewarded by the community.

Create your bids following our recommendations and then the probability that they will be successfully accepted and implemented will be maximum.

1. Show yourself as an active member of the community. Join the Free TON chat rooms and register on the forum. Show the community that you have something valuable to give. Discuss topics that interest you. In General, leave your mark in the history of chats and forums, and become a useful and recognizable participant.

To become an active member of the forum and understand what is here and how, you need to complete a little training by following the instructions on the site and reading notifications from the system in your profile.

2. Clear form an idea. Think it through. Write it down (preferably immediately in electronic form). When we write our thoughts and ideas, they crystallize, that is, they become clearer and clearer. For sure, in the process, you will see that there is something that needs to be refined and improved.

Check which contests already exist or have passed to find out if your contest is a repeat and how unique your idea is.

3. Correctly form your offer on the forum. Well having clarified and worked out your idea and how to implement it, form it on the forum, in a special section. This must be done in English.

Let’s note an important point: in order for your tender offer to be taken seriously, it should be executed correctly and in substance (but at the same time in detail in those places where it is required for explanations), observing a clear structure. Which one? You can determine this by reviewing successful, previously published bids. Here is one of them:

Pay attention to these examples as well:






As you may have noticed when viewing these examples, each of them has subheadings that help you divide the text into semantic parts. This structuring of the text will allow everyone who will read your proposal to clearly understand what is what and in turn to evaluate it as constructively as possible.

As you can see, not all of the proposals that we give examples of above are the same in their structure. However, you can identify the main titles of subheadings that are important for almost any bid:

  • Short description
  • Offer type
  • Starting Date, Contest entry period
  • Motivation
  • General requirements or rules
  • Evaluation Criteria
  • Rewards for winners
  • Jury Prize

And for clarity of what form of offers is unacceptable attach the following examples at the bottom:

We also recommend reading these examples:




4. In advance think over a reasonable future start date of your competition. On average, we recommend taking it with a margin of at least 15-20 days from the beginning of publication on the forum and submission to the community for discussion. After all, you have to first introduce your idea to the community (more on this in paragraph 5) and achieve its optimal form, taking into account the feedback. Then wait for the jury to review and evaluate it. And only then, if it is approved by the jury, will the competition start.

Write a draft of the entire text of your proposal, check it for grammar and spelling using one of (or simultaneously using several) free online services, such as text.ru/spelling, advego.com/text and chrome.google.com/webstore. Fix the errors you found.

Now your bid is ready for publication. Go to the forum and form it by clicking on the “New Topic” button in the Contest Proposals section.

5. Engage the community in discussion and respond positively to criticism. Tell us about your offer in the main Free TON chats and share a link to it. Then support the discussion by responding to comments and possible questions from community members. Pay attention to everything you hear. Appreciate constructive criticism and be ready to improve your offer if it is obvious that this way it will become better and bring more benefits to Free TON.

And after collecting feedback, you can edit the text of your offer on the forum.

Another great way to tell your proposal/project is to arrange with the chat administrators (in the Russian community, this is Roman D and Ann) to be invited to a weekly video meeting (meetup) and give you time to speak.

Your application should really interest the community to send it to the vote, so when studying Free TON, you should be more interested in what needs exist at the moment and how you can help the community.

And we wish you perseverance, patience and enthusiasm that will help you make your contribution to the development of Free TON!

We are grateful for the assistance and main ideas for this guide by Michael Shapkin; for some additions by ivan kotelnikov, Roman D.

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