Argentina’s only art competition that awards prizes with bitcoins returns

Express the blockchain with your art!

Under the slogan “Express the Blockchain revolution with your art”, the B-Art prize, the only multidisciplinary art competition in the country that awards its winners with bitcoins, has launched its second edition in six categories – photography, video, short story, poetry, physical and digital art – an initiative that this year will be accompanied by open lectures on blockchain technology, its application in the art world and NFTs.

The prize is aimed at:

  • artists,
  • writers,
  • photographers,
  • designers,
  • crypto-enthusiasts,
  • students
  • and anyone curious to learn and understand what the blockchain revolution is all about,” provided they are over 18 years old and from the Ibero-American region, who wish to participate “individually or collectively,” with “only one work per discipline,” the organizers explain on https://bitcoinargentina.org/premiobarte-2022.

Those interested in participating in the prize promoted by the NGO Bitcoin Argentina, the Bitcoin Iberoamerica Foundation and Labitconf, which this year seeks to “spread the positive impact generated by the use of blockchain and the adoption of bitcoin,” will have until October 10 to do so.

“The award ceremony will take place during the tenth edition of Labitconf, which will be held from November 10 to 13 at the Costa Salguero in Buenos Aires, where there will also be conferences, workshops and an exhibition of NFT and works by the most influential crypto-artists in the region,” the organizers said.

The B-Art Award seeks to highlight the role of creators in the blockchain revolution,” explained Aida Pippo, coordinator of the event. We want everyone who has a way of expressing this technology to be able to present their work or participate in the courses, conferences and workshops that we will organize as part of the competition.

It is a “commitment to creativity, to new cultural forms that approach this technology, that generate value and strengthen a horizontal community,” summarized Pippo.

This year’s jury will be composed of Pippo, Ignacio Gutierrez Zaldivar and Vic Tolomei for physical art; Gus Grillasca, Clementina Giraldo and Soy Fira for digital art; Javier Lourenço, Pablo De Sousa and Paula Woscoboinik for video and photography; and Rodolfo Andragnes, Connie Ansaldi and Federico Andahazi for short story and poetry.

The event includes “open, free and introductory lectures on blockchain technology, its application in the art world and NFTs” that “will take place at the Ricardo Güiraldes Library, Talcahuano 1261, CABA, on September 2, 16 and 30 and October 14, from 5:30 to 6:45 pm,” added the organizers.

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