Press Release
February 19, 2022

A reason to celebrate

It’s been a whole year since we launched NFTs on Cardano, and what a year it’s been!

It’s been a whole year since we launched NFTs on Cardano, and what a year it’s been! Our partners, individuals, projects, and community members work hard to make the success of NFTs on Cardano possible and we want to celebrate our accomplishments. That’s why we’ve brought the whole ecosystem together for the Cardano NFT (CNFT) Awards 2022.

“Our aim is to ensure that success and achievement in our community is celebrated globally”, said Patrick Tobler, CEO of NFT-MAKER. “We want to create visibility for those who have created so many mind-blowing assets for the CNFT community and this is our way of giving back to them and building them the stage they deserve.

Having received over 2,000 NFT submissions, our partners and supporters analyzed each one, and curated nine different categories where five NFTs were put forward for each.

Next, we turned our attention to you, the community. In line with our collective vision of decentralisation and transparency, almost 10,000 of you voted and had your say on which NFTs you would like to see win. Each winner will receive their own specialised CNFT award that will consist of both a digital and physical item. 

Together, we’ll honor the best NFTs on Cardano. 

2022 Categories  

Best Digital Art - These CNFTs can be computer generated, scanned, or drawn using a tablet and a mouse.

Best Generative Art - These CNFTs have been created with the use of an autonomous system.

Best Collectible - These CNFTs have been sold publicly. 

Best Long-Term Utility - These projects have a publicly available up-to-date roadmap for a minimum of 12 months.

Best Community Driven - These CNFTs involve or benefit the Cardano community in some way.

Zeitgeist - These CNFTs truly capture the spirit of Cardano.

Most Innovative - These CNFTs are disruptive, and challenge the status quo.

Most Impactful - These CNFTs have been deployed and have publicly available proof of any claims.

CNFT of the Year - The CNFT of the Year is awarded to those who rank in the top 3 in two or more categories. 

Curating categories with Wolfram Labs and the Cardano Foundation

The Cardano Foundation played a pivotal role in establishing the process, assessment, and category definitions. We’re also grateful to our partner, Wolfram Blockchain Labs, who collated all of the nomination data and created a clean, structured, and computable dataset to act as a tool for all of the partners involved in the curation phase of the CNFT Awards. Wolfram Language, the base of their technology stack, is connected to the Cardano blockchain which made it seamless for them to pull analytics about the NFTs that users submitted in the nomination phase. 

With this information partners and judges in the CNFT Awards were able to make informed decisions on the top five NFTs for each category. 

Join us this Saturday, 19th February  on at 7pm CET for the official CNFT Awards Show, where we’ll reveal the winners of this year’s CNFT Awards. 

Let’s celebrate the Cardano NFT ecosystem!

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