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Next Top Metaverse Buildathon Awards Ceremony

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0

The long-awaited winners of the Next Top Metaverse Build competition are set to be announced at 6:30pm GMT on 23rd of June at One Times Square in Decentraland – the first-ever awards to be held there.

The largest metaverse buildathon of its type saw 160 entries put forward by both students and experienced architects, 3D designers and developers who created novel virtual infrastructure designs across a multitude of categories.

The competition aimed to raise awareness of opportunities in the Metaverse and demonstrate to architects and designers how they can monetise their expertise in these promising upcoming virtual worlds, in addition to the traditional industries they already serve.

Renovi partnered with digital asset firm GDA Capital as well as Decentraland to launch the inaugural competition in January.

Coinciding with the 4th annual NFT.NYC week in June 20-23, 2022 the awards ceremony will be held at One Times Square (-106, -119) in Decentraland, with the winners set to be revealed on a stage below the landmark’s well-known billboards.

Real estate company Jamestown, which owns the real-life One Times Square in New York City, recreated and launched One Times Square in Decentraland in partnership with DCG on New Year’s Eve during the MetaFest 2022 global party.

Aimed at university students and architectural and design professionals from all over the world, the competition challenged entrants to create virtual infrastructure designs with categories ranging from houses, museums and galleries, to casinos, classrooms and festival grounds, as well as play to earn or play to learn games.

All entries uploaded to Renovi’s marketplace will be available for purchase, with the proceeds going to the contestants.

Prizes will include a parcel of land granted by the Decentraland Foundation to the top winner, as well as Sand tokens from Sandbox, Renovi tokens and software subscriptions.

The prizes per category include:

1st place in each category: 1000 $SAND + 2000 $RNVI + Threedium licence

2nd place in each category: 875 $SAND + 1800 $RNVI

3rd in each category: 750 $SAND + 1500 $RNVI

4th in each category: 625 $SAND + 1200 $RNVI

5th in each category: 500 $SAND + 1000 $RNVI

6th to 10th place in each category: 250 $SAND + 500 $RNVI

11th to 15th place in each category: 125 $SAND + 500 $RNVI

The overall top category prizes will be:

Best Student Design Award: Aftermath Island land parcel

Best Established Architect Award: 2,500 $SAND

Top Winner: One land parcel from Decentraland

Judges include Michael Phillips, Principal and President, Jamestown; Sam Hamilton, Creative Director at Decentraland Foundation; Lorne Sugarman, CEO, Metaverse Group; Michail Georgiou, architecture and design professor, the University of Nicosia; Stavros Zachariades, associate architect, Squire & Partners and Fatemeh Monfared, founder and CEO, Spaces DAO.

We wish the very best of luck to everyone who entered this incredible competition.


June 23
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0