Gnarly News #6
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We prefer a world where kids aren't sold energy drinks by their heroes. So as a community of action sports enthusiasts, we've formed a DAO to rethink how extreme athletes get sponsored.
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News and Updates
The second Gnarving is here!
You may remember the Gnarving mentioned in last weeks newsletter, well the second one has come and gone! The gnarving occurs every 1,000 auctions and doubles the auction cadence for the following 1,000 auctions. Previously each auction was 20 minutes long but now they will last for 40 minutes!
The latest round of the Gnartwork contest has ended and winners are in the process of being selected! We’ll announce winners in the coming days from twitter, so keep your eyes peeled. Once again, we are blown away at the quality of these submissions!
NFT London is well underway, with several of our members on the ground in England. If you happen to run into them be sure to collect the POAPs to enter into the raffle!
NFT Fest Australia
The proposal submitted to Nouns DAO to fund a nounish activation at NFT Fest Australia has been executed! The proposal requested funds for a Nouns sponsorship and included a bronze sponsorship on behalf of Gnars, as well as a dioramic POAP powered photo booth, merchandise to hand out at the event, and a targeted street poster campaign. For full details, check out the original tweet below. The event is on November 23rd and 24th, so go check it out if you happen to be down in that neck of the woods!
Locals Only Animated Short
Locals Only will be a 2D animated short to be used as the 5-7 minute pilot episode for the creation of a complete animated series. The show is a TV-14/TV-MA rated comedy based around Duke, Flip, and Cam, three surfer beach bum friends in the fictional, Southern California surf town, Tidal Shores. They spend their days hanging out in their old, beaten up, van parked on their favorite locals only beach, La Playa Del Sol, drinking, smoking, talking shit to shoobies, and of course, tons of surfing. For details of how Gnars will be incorporated, check out the proposal below.
This proposal seeks 7 ETH to compensate each of the team members with 0.75 ETH, and 0.75 ETH remaining for an additional member to join the team, as well as 1 ETH for covering submission fees to film festivals.
Sponsor I ⌐◨-◨ <3 XV event
The funds have been distributed and there are now less than two weeks until the event! We are thrilled to see this initiative coming to fruition and can’t wait to see skaters shreddin’ some noggles🤘
I LOVE XV is ColetivoXV annual event which started as a protest by the local skaters in Rio. In 1997 there was no friendly architecture or good skateparks in Rio. The only good place was where the emperor used to live (Praça XV) cause it had European architecture, also as its located in downtown every bus line ended there, therefore in 1997 all the skaters of the city started to meet there until they released a law that forbids Skateboarding and bicycling in public squares. After years of protests, residents were able to change the city law and I LOVE XV became the most influential skateboard culture event in Brazil. Over 1000 skaters attend the event which by tradition starts with a huge Skateboarding parade.
This proposal includes multiple parts: the construction of a skatable noggles structure, prizes for the best tricks, a series of events to onboard new users to a web3 wallet and obtain their first NFT, and nounish video content featuring Gnars DAO. This event is an amazing opportunity to proliferate Gnars and Nounish culture to a bunch of gnarly people!
We have some exciting proposal ideas in the works, please take a look and give feedback in the discord threads!
Gnars Flow Team
Many athletic brands have a core team and a flow team of riders that might be potential athletes someday. The Gnars Flow Team would be formed by athletes that are not necessarily ready for the stage of creating a proposal, either by not having the required gnars or reputation to interact in our ecosystem. The flow team would be a way for us to encourage people to generate content and be rewarded for it while at the same time gaining some experience in discord, our ecosystem, and crypto/web3 in general.
Taylor Carpenter and Ryan Ford (Parkour, World Chase Tag, etc)
Taylor and Ryan are from Apex School of Movement - one of the oldest, most well-known parkour schools and current world champions of World Chase Tag. While movement is their expertise, they’re also passionate about finding win-win ways to partner with and grow web3 projects like Gnars & Nouns. To see our full proposal with some backstory, vision, individual bios, deliverables, etc, please visit the proposal below.
Sponsor children in need to surf via TPM, a Brazilian NGO
TPM (All to the Sea) is an NGO that emerged as a feminist collective in 2016, working with the community of the Bay of Maracaípe-PE. Since then it has been contributing to the personal and social development of children, adolescents and women, through social and educational activities, using surfing as their main tool. Currently they attend about 70 children from 7 to 17 years old with a team of 8 powerful women. The sponsorship funding will help TPM pay their monthly cost (rent, bills, school and surf supplies). And also educate them about web3, Gnars and Lil Nouns. And produce tons of gnartwork and nounish media, with board stickers, drawings, and glasses made of residue.
Gnars.House Governance Client
This proposal is for a custom hosted and designed Gnars DAO governance client to scale member engagement, include richer context around proposals, members, and votes, and lay the groundwork for future DAO scaling.
Shred to Earn
Coming soon! (I promise!)
Our Shred to Earn competitions will be debuting soon! We’re still working out the details to make sure the contest runs smoothly, but are hoping to get this going as soon as possible. Keep a close eye on our twitter for the announcement with the full details!
Lil Nouns Street Culture Festival featuring Gnars
Akva and the NounsBR team have been crushing it with their events down in Brazil. Their latest endeavor was the Lil Nouns Street Culture Festival which was funded through Round 7 of the Lil Nouns Prop House. The original proposal can be found here and a few pictures are shown in the tweets below. Thank you all for your gnarly proliferation!
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Gnars Jam Sessions Podcast
Be sure to tune in tonight every Thursday night at 8:00pm EST to catch the Jam Session live in action! Don’t stress if you can’t it make it, all episodes will be published as a podcast for you to stream at your convenience.
In Other Nouns
Composables is inviting everyone to build on top of the protocol to win prizes! Check out the thread below or the Prop House challenge here for more details. This is another great opportunity for artists and builders to get creative and win some ETH. Five winners will take home 4 ETH each at the end of the challenge!
Another nounish challenge with big prizes is active now too - Make Nouns Go Viral! Five creators will win 4 ETH each for whoever creates the most viral content. If you’re interested check out more here, but don’t waste any time as there are only 3 days remaining!Challenge: Make Nouns Go Viral @nounsdao is inviting all content creators to create content to make Nouns go viral! - Creators have 2 weeks to make original content - Top 5 creators will get 4 ETH each! Learn more 👇 prop.house/nouns/challeng…prop.houseProp HouseGet funded to build with your favorite communities.
Seems like The Noun Square just can’t stop themselves from giving out money. They are running another HUGE contest, with the biggest prize yet - $5,000 USDC! If you needed motivation to give back to your community in a nounish way, here’s your chance. Check out the tweet below for full details.
That’s all for this week! Keep proliferating and stay Gnarly ⌐◨-◨ 🤘