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Cuse Blockchain x NFT Design Competition

Submission Deadline: Friday Feb. 17

Cuse Blockchains is hosting its first official NFT Design Competition in collaboration with Newhouse and VPA, and we would love for you to be part of it! No prior knowledge of cryptocurrency or NFTs is required. Anyone can submit an original work of art. Submitted artwork will be judged for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place with the chance to win a prize. The artwork will then be minted as two NFTs. One for the artist to keep and another that will be distributed across the Orange community to students, athletes, alumni and faculty. This will create community-wide appreciation for you and provide benefits to both you and the NFT holder!

Theme of Competition

What does it mean to be a Syracuse Student?

Submission Guidelines

Judgement Criteria

  • Vision: Storytelling -> How can you visually communicate what it means to be a Syracuse Student?

  • Creativity: Unique -> What makes your piece stand out?

  • Greater Contribution: Legacy -> How can your piece inspire others?

Competition Requirements

  • No prior experience in cryptocurrency or NFTs is needed.

  • Anyone can submit a digital piece of art.

  • Submitted digital artwork needs to be original. Can be previously created and or submitted to other competitions as long as it adheres to the theme.

  • Abides to SU Trademark Guidelines

Submission Format

  • File type: PNG, JPG, GIF

  • Size: Square dimensions, under 10 MB

  • Art Type: Any form including graphic design, photography, physical art rendered into digital art, etc.

Artist Prizes





NFT Holders


  • Perks from collaborations with Student Organizations.

  • Be apart of original CryptoCuse community with priority access to future events and collections.


  • For every piece of art submitted, one NFT will be minted for the artist and one minted to be distributed to the community.

  • NFTs will be distributed after the submission deadline. After the deadline, a form will open up to claim a chance at winning an NFT.

  • Will be fair distribution across students, faculty and alumni.




(Non-fungible token), a unique digital asset on a blockchain. Can represent many different assets including art. NFTs represent ownership of this asset.​


the action of publishing a unique digital asset, NFT, to a blockchain. This digital asset can then be transferred between different users or sold on a marketplace.

Submit Your Artwork!

  • Submission Deadline: Friday Feb. 17

  • Please submit your artwork once to this google form.

  • Please title your artwork and give a description of it. This will ultimately be displayed alongside your artwork as an NFT.

Form Submision
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