Rear Wing Takeover Update: September 2023
Twenty NFT communities battled it out over four days on the X (Twitter) race track, competing for likes and reposts to make it to the top four and to earn a history-making place on the rear wing of the Williams Racing Formula 1 cars.
We are excited to announce the four winners of the Rear Wing Takeover:
- Mad Lads #8731
- DeGods #9414
- y00ts #13570
- Claynosaurz #8651
Following the community vote, Williams Racing drivers Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant each chose their favorite NFT from the remaining finalists to add to the rear wing. Check out their thought-process for choosing here:
- Sappy Seals #4379 (chosen by Alex Albon)
- The Doge Pound #4170 (chosen by Logan Sargeant)
The prize: Global attention as millions of Formula 1 fans around the world tune in for the Lenovo United States Grand Prix 2023 weekend in Austin, Texas in October.
Congratulations to the final six NFT holders and their communities for making digital art history! We look forward to seeing you represent the entire NFT ecosystem on the world stage!
Compete to showcase your NFT on the Williams Racing rear wing
A one-of-a-kind competition that brings together the high-speed thrills of Formula 1 racing and the cutting-edge world of NFTs is now live.
Kraken, the Official Crypto and Web3 Partner of Williams Racing, is offering an unparalleled opportunity to bring the power of non-fungible tokens to a global stage. The winners of this competition will have the opportunity to showcase their NFT on the rear wing of both Williams Racing cars throughout the Formula 1 Lenovo United States Grand Prix 2023 weekend.
Your NFT could be on both Williams Racing cars, in front of millions of racing fans, as the team speeds around the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, during the October 20 – 22 GP weekend.
Our mission at Kraken is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. This is your chance to support that mission — as we show the world the value and utility of NFT ownership in a way that has never been done before.
Enter the competition today!
Eligibility: This competition is open to most countries around the world. For full terms, conditions and eligibility requirements, please see our terms and conditions.
Don’t own an NFT yet? That’s ok!
At any point during the qualifying round, you can acquire your first NFT and still be eligible to participate — as long as you meet the terms and conditions of the competition.
Kraken NFT has thousands of awesome NFTs for under $50. Check out our most affordable collections here.
How to Enter
Phase 1 – The NFT Qualifying Round: August 1 – August 18, 2023
To earn your place on the grid of 20 finalists, you’ll first need to fill in the entry form at www.rearwingtakeover.com.
Here’s what we’ll need from you:
- Your email
- Your Twitter handle
- The URL of your NFT on nft.kraken.com (it does not need to be deposited on Kraken)
- To find your NFT on Kraken, use the search bar to locate your collection
- Then search for your NFT within the collection
- Copy the URL of your NFT
- A short explanation on why your NFT should be chosen to win
Check out the video below for a step-by-step walkthrough of how to submit your NFT.
Williams Racing and Kraken will review all entries, narrowing down the competition to the top 20. The selection process will be based on a combination of submission creativity and NFT aesthetics. The top 20 will be announced on the Williams Racing and Kraken Twitter handles during a “daily reveal” period from August 24 to August 27.
Phase 2 – The NFT Race (Public Voting): August 28 – August 31, 2023
From the top 20 NFTs that make it to the final grid, six will win!
To decide the first four winners, the power shifts to you — the NFT community!
You’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite contenders from the top 20 finalists — with voting open on Twitter between August 28 and August 31. The four NFTs with the most combined likes and retweets will secure their place on the Williams Racing car. We encourage you to rally your followers to support your NFT! (Note, any botted votes we detect will not be counted).
The remaining two winner spots will be chosen by Williams Racing drivers — Alex Albon and Logan Sergeant. They are driving the cars after all! Their selections will be announced no later than September 8.
Please note, finalists must be able to verify ownership of and grant all necessary rights to their submitted NFT to ensure a fair competition pursuant to the terms and conditions.
- The NFT Qualifying Round: August 1 – 18 (submissions close at 11:59PM ET)
- Top 20 Grid Reveal: August 24 – 27 (five finalists revealed each day)
- The NFT Race (Public Voting): August 28 – 31 (voting closes at 11:59PM ET)
- Official Public Vote Winners Announcement: September 1
- Official Driver Selection Winners Announcement: September 8
Do you manage an approved collection?
We can make you a graphic to promote to your community, just respond to this tweet with up to six images of your NFTs and we will create one for you (request must originate from a verified collection account or official representative). Don’t miss the chance to have your collection on a global stage!
Ready, Set, Go!
Whether you’re a motor racing fan or a digital art collector, this is a competition like no other.
The race is on — may the most unique and inspiring submissions win! We’re looking forward to showcasing your creativity on the global stage, bringing a fresh spin to the exhilarating world of Formula 1 racing. See you on the grid!
Remember, entries close on August 18. Don’t let this opportunity speed past you!