October 2016 Longevity Month competition
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Funding for prize competitions
Supporters of H+Pedia are encouraged to provide donations to boost the fund of prizes available.
These donations can be made via a dedicated PayPal interface. The interface enables supporters to indicate any special considerations about specific donations, such as the type of prize they wish to enable.
Criteria for contributions to merit prizes
Prizes can be awarded for a variety of different kinds of contributions, including:
|$50||Best biography page(s)||Provide an exceptional biography of biographies for influential persons relevant to H+.|
|$50||Technology page(s)||Provide information about an emerging or hypothetical in a accessible technology that is relevant and accessible for H+ readers|
|$50||Philosophy or advocacy resources||Write up either about a specialised stream of thought in H+, or create a resource about how any aspect of H+ can be more effectively used as as advocacy resource|
|$50||Organisational pages||Write up in detail one or more transhumanist organisation to a high standard|
|$50||Media pages (e.g. book or tv/film)||Develop a page or pages within the arts, such as visual arts, video games, film and TV or books|
|$50||Improvements to existing pages||Take an existing page or pages which is significantly under developed and bring it into a far superior state|
|$50||Royalty-free or fair use media submissions and integration||Find image resources that are appropriately in the public domain so that they be used on H+Pedia. Add them into suitable pages in a relevant and aesthetically pleasing fashion. You could even contribute your own art!|
|$50||Other outstanding contributions||A discretionary award for an individual who excels a specific area not explicitly mentioned above|
|$100||Being the "MVP" (most valuable person)||For a person who contributes significantly to the project perhaps across all the areas above without focusing on a single area|
Contributions are more likely to be awarded prizes if they observe the H+Pedia principles.
Longevity Day/Month prize competition
The initial prize fund for this competition is US$ 500.
Prizes will be awarded in line with the general criteria given above, for contributions that improve H+Pedia coverage of longevity from a transhumanist point of view.
Contributions submitted to H+Pedia from 1st September to 24th October can be taken into consideration for prizes. Prizes will be announced by the end of October.
To enter this contest, H+Pedia authors should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, listing the contributions they wish to have considered - either entire pages, or specific updates to given pages.
Judges for the Longevity Day/Month prize competition include:
|Judges||Areas being assessed|
|H+Pedia administrators||Conformance to H+Pedia principles|
|Ilia Stambler||Factual accuracy, from a longevity point of view|
|A subset of Humanity+ board members||Transhumanist perspective|
Chad The Humanoid-Goatman won 'other outstanding contribution' for the range of areas he's developed over the last year.
User TranshumanTees created a huge amount of quality entries, listed below, and won the MVP prize as a result:
The first three listed are probably the best ones:
- Nanotechnology (probably the best one)
- Organ printing
- Brain Net
- Augmented Reality
- Life logging
- Hive mind
Philosophy or advocacy resources
- Ghost in the Shell (probably the best one)
- Blade Runner (a close second)
- Transcendence (film)
- Hardcore Henry
- The Machine
- Repo Men
Improvements to existing pages:
In regards to photos and royalty free submissions, I helped create this page: H+Pedia:Stock Photo Sources
I've also created multiple pages that were otherwise blank throughout the site where I felt I could add at least something to get the pages started. Some of these include: