Nov 23, 2021

Global Blockchain Olympics

  • Theo Anthony
  • Remote
Multiple Competition Research Opportunity

Description

The Global Blockchain Olympics recognizes young students' ideas for blockchain uses in our world. 

Competitors use blockchain to create an idea that aims to solve a problem in their industry of choice. 

All ideas are provided equal consideration regardless of the topic chosen. We are not concerned with the nature of the topic; rather, we are concerned with the creativity, impact, and passion behind the idea.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Application Deadline

January 15, 2022

Age Range

Pre-university

Competitiveness

Ideas judged by passion, creativity, and impact. No quantitative measure is used.

Participation Cost

Free.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

No concrete skill or qualification is needed. Rather, we look for passion for a particular field with a desire to use blockchain to solve a problem within that field.

Time Commitment

All students must do is submit their idea. This all depends on the student; however, we would recommend spending around 5-10 hours writing up their idea once it is sought of. 

Application Process Includes

First, make sure that the competition is open for submissions by checking the competition dates on our homepage.

Then you will fill out the Google submission form with some personal details, we ask that you include these so that we know who to contact if we believe that your idea is worthy of recognition. We ask for your high school details so that we can include your high school name on your award certificate.

You will then respond to our essay prompts regarding your area of interest:

1) “BLOCKCHAIN IDEA TOPIC: PLEASE TELL US ABOUT THE INDUSTRY THAT YOUR BLOCKCHAIN IDEA IS FOR.” (750 CHARACTER LIMIT)

2) “BLOCKCHAIN HAS USES IN ALMOST ANY INDUSTRY. TELL US WHY YOUR INDUSTRY IS MEANINGFUL TO YOU AND WHAT ISSUES YOU HOPE TO SOLVE USING YOUR IDEA.” (1500 CHARACTER LIMIT)

Finally, you will submit your idea. You are allowed to upload one PDF document to the submission portal.

Your document must include the following:

1) Thesis statement: a research question of the problem that your blockchain idea is trying to solve.

2) Abstract: a concise direct description of the problem that your industry faces, what needs to be done to solve it, and how blockchain can be used.

2) Body paragraph 1: a complete contextual paragraph to discuss your industry and highlight how the problem you a trying to solve is affecting your industry, and if nothing is done what would happen as a result. Restate your thesis as the end of this paragraph.

3) Body paragraph 2: a paragraph to discuss the crossover between blockchain and your industry; why is the use of blockchain technology an efficient solution?

4) Body paragraph 3: a detailed description of how your blockchain idea would exist in the real world; what you would need in order for your idea to come to fruition (funding, government support, etc); how you could go about creating the foundations of your idea despite substantial funding, for instance, you may wind up writing a computer program to demonstrate your idea (in that case, include a white paper at the end of the document).

5) Conclusion: a summary and restatement of why blockchain is one of the top prospects in solving the problems that you have outlined, what your next steps could be, and how blockchain could be used in other areas of your industry that you have not so far mentioned.

6) References, additional information, white paper: use this space to attach references for data, statements, images, etc. Please use the Harvard referencing style. Please include any additional information that may help us better understand your circumstances, e.g. if you do not have access to a computer at home, if you have received help in submitting your entry, or past projects that you have completed that may be relevant to your submission. Include a white paper if you have already commenced working on your project.

After you have submitted your idea, you will receive your award decision exactly one month after the deadline date of the competition quarter.

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