SmartMint Monthly Art Contest

July 10, 2023

We have changed the submission process for the art contest to make it more accessible to all creators!

The SmartMint monthly art contest will continue to celebrate talented creators and foster the growth of the NFT digital art community.
The contest will take place on the SmartMint Art Contest Discord channel. Every month, participants have the opportunity to showcase their original NFTs that are voted on by the community. Winners will earn prizes and the chance to engage with the community via Pastel’s social channels.

Contest rules and guidelines are described below. Good Luck!

Submission Process:

Mint an NFT of an original digital artwork via Pastel’s SmartMint within the same month that the contest is being held.
Post a tweet showcasing your NFT with the following tags and mentions: #smartmintartcontest @smartmint_ @pastelnetwork

NFT Guidelines:
To be eligible, all participants must adhere to following guidelines:
1.The NFT must be minted via SmartMint within the same month that the contest is being held.
2.The NFT must be an original creation of the submitting participant.
3.Each NFT and related digital art can only be submitted once.
4.The NFT must be NSFW-safe.

Note: Creators can mint their NFT via either a Drop or Collection contract, and the NFT can live on any SmartMint-supported network like Ethereum or Solana.

Contest & Voting Process:
At the end of each month, we will select all NFTs for participants who properly meet the Submission Process and NFT Guidelines.
Within the first week of the following month, we will share all eligible NFTs from the prior month’s submissions in the Art Contest channel.
The community will have 3 days to vote on their favorite digital art.

After voting ends, we will announce the winners. A Pastel team member will DM the winners to receive their prizes.
Note: Each community member can only vote once per month.


First Place
$150 USDT Smartmint Artist Spotlight — Creator and their submission will be tweeted by SmartMint (pinned for 1 week) & retweeted by Pastel
Participation in a Twitter Spaces with the Pastel community to discuss their submission, the broader digital art world and what inspires them

Second Place
$100 USDT
Smartmint Artist Spotlight — Creator and their submission will be tweeted by SmartMint & retweeted by Pastel

Third Place
$50 USDT
Smartmint Artist Spotlight — Creator and their submission will be tweeted by SmartMint & retweeted by Pastel

Top 10 Winners:
Gas fees for their next NFT mint covered by SmartMint
Thank you for participating in Pastel’s Monthly SmartMint Art Contests.

If you have any questions about the contest, how to participate, or how to vote, please message us in the SmartMint Art Contest Discord channel.

Submission Form:

About SmartMint:
Powered by Pastel Network, SmartMint is a no-code NFT minting platform where creators can easily create, manage, and mint NFTs on their own custom smart contracts. The tool also provides creators with additional peace of mind as it leverage Pastel’s infrastructure for near-duplicate NFT detection (Sense) and permanent NFT data storage (Cascade).

SmartMint enables creators to mint NFTs on Ethereum, Solana, Pastel, and more. Creators can launch NFT drops on SmartMint as their backend management platform and list NFTs for sale on their own site or secondary marketplaces like OpenSea.

About Pastel Network
Pastel Network is a fully decentralized, developer-friendly layer-1 blockchain serving as the preeminent protocol standard for non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) and Web3 technology.

Pastel allows for the development of third-party decentralized-applications (“DApps”) to sit on top of its Network, enabling developers to enjoy the scalable registration features, storage processes, and security of the broader ecosystem. Lightweight protocols such as Sense — which was built to assess the relative rareness of a given NFT against near-duplicate metadata — and Cascade — which conducts permanent, distributed storage of underlying NFT data — can be integrated cross-chain across various layer-1 blockchains, layer-2 protocols, or other third-party apps.

Pastel is managed by world-class developers, cryptographers, and technologists, supported alongside an experienced and extensive network of marketers, influencers, and third-party agencies. Pastel is backed by key stakeholders including Innovating Capital, a prominent venture fund.

For more information on Pastel Network, visit

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