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International Blockchain Essay & Social Media Competition

Katalyst Pte Ltd is pleased to organize an International Blockchain Competition. World’s first multidisciplinary blockchain essay and social media competition open for tertiary students and blockchain enthusiasts. The competition is open to all students (age of 17 or above) who are currently enrolled in or are alumni of a tertiary education institution.

The aim of the competition is to offer students a creative space to imagine the infinite possibilities and applications of blockchain in the business and economic world. It also gives students an opportunity to research, grow and create a network of future business contacts in the blockchain industry. This competition will be award up to USD 13,000.

Who May Eligible:

To be eligible, the applicant must meet all the following criteria:

  • Competition is open to all students currently enrolled in or is alumni of a tertiary education institution.
  • Participant must be of the age of 17 or above to participate in the competition. All the participants have to have a valid email address.
  • Students may compose teams of up to 3 members. Students might also participate in the competition as individuals.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To enter the competition, the candidates must register through the given link:


  • During registration, you have the option to upload your CV. By uploading your CV, you agree that Katalyst Pte Ltd can store your CV in its database at its discretion.
  • Each participant may submit one entry in The Essay Category and/or The Social Media Category. For either category, participants can choose to send in an entry as an individual or as a team of up to three people.
  • Join our Katalyst Facebook group! The group is a place to meet other students and the representatives of the case companies. Say hello, take part in conversations, share a link to a cool article; be part of our community.
  • The competition will only proceed if there are at least 30 entries for the essay category and at least 30 entries for the social media category.

Submitting Documents:

Submitted Documents for the Essay Category:

  • Choose one topic: A: “Blockchain and Economic Freedom”, and B: “Use Cases of Katalyst Blockchain”
  • All deliverables must be written in English.
  • The deliverable includes one whitepaper. The white paper must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) and must not exceed 20 pages in length, including acknowledgments, footnotes, tables, figures, illustration captions, and bibliography.
  • Teams can additionally choose to submit a video summarizing their whitepaper that is not exceeding 1 minute in length.
  • All submitted materials must have been created by the team and there is a zero tolerance for plagiarism.
  • All citations must be in MLA format and the submitted materials have to be in one pdf document
  • Email contest[@] to submit your entry.

Submitted Documents for the Social Media Category:

  • Submit a creative work that contributes to the community building portion of the ICO.
  • This can be in any form- artwork, graphics, stickers, a youtube video, a song, a fun online engagement tool/ app/ programme.
  • Upload your entry on Facebook and get your friends to like, share and comment. Be sure to hashtag #katalystcoin! After uploading your entry on Facebook, email contest[@] with the URL.
  • [Optional] You may also refer to the katalystcoin website and use katalystcoin as a case study or focus on the creative work.


Essay Category

  • 1st Prize: USD3,000 + 50,000 KatalystCoins
  • 2nd Prize: USD2,000 + 20,000 KatalystCoins
  • 3rd Prize: USD1,000 + 10,000 KatalystCoins

Social Media Category

  • 5 Winners: USD500 + 5,000 KatalystCoins
  • Every participant will get a certificate of taking part in the competition and
  • 500 KatalystCoins per successful submission

Application Deadline:

International Blockchain Competition starts on Sunday, April 1st, 2018 and continues till Monday, May 14th, 23:59, Singapore Time.

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