‘We <3 the Art’ Results

Optimism announced the winners of ‘We <3 the Art’.

With more than 1.2M OP being rewarded to 188 artists, it’s the largest onchain art contest ever.

Announced a few months ago, the contest along the recent Airdrop #4, show that art and culture are becoming key drivers in Optimism's growth strategy.

See if you’re a winner here.

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Who Are the Winners

For the music category, 300k OP (∼1.2M) are being awarded to 47 musicians across different tiers.

Grand Prize (50k OP)

- Aly & Bloody White - BLOODY BAG [GOODIE BAG VOL.1]

- The Park - becky v2

2nd Tier (20k OP)

- Sound of Fractures - Willows Heart Beat (Scene 1)


- Sadye - Pretty Traumatized

- vaarwell - real

- Oval - BCN


Soulquest - IDYLLIC

3rd Tier (7k OP)

- Covex - Believe It- LATASHÁ - WAVE (Visual)- Mia Lailani - Do It For You - 33 Below - LOYAL- reespect - out the cold- VÉRITÉ - love you forever, new york city, april 7, 2023- Heno - RELIEF (SOLO)- Lyrah - I Just Need (Stripped)- TK - On The Other Side- Carla - MESSAGE!

4th Tier (1k OP)

- Sara Phillips - ghost in my hometown- Leo Pastel - stars- Charm Taylor - dreams (act i)- Arden Jones - daisy- Gigamesh - everything- HALEEK MAUL - SURF- Daniel Allan - DRIVE ME MAD.- angelbaby - UNSEEN- RŌHKI - Citadel (RŌHKI Theme)- Nessy the Rilla - 1000 Words Remix feat. Muzik

And 20 more winners that you can check out in this sheet.

Where to Listen

We put together a Spinamp playlist where you can listen to +40 winning songs across Sound, Zora, and Manifold.

Closing Thoughts

Contests like 'We <3 the Art' demonstrate the transformative potential of web3 for artists. Winning prizes that, in some cases, surpass what they've earned off all of their work combined.

We anticipate further initiatives from Optimism to continue bringing art and culture into the Superchain while having a significant impact in artists careers.

This is to more success stories that underscore the immense power of being onchain.

Stay tuned for more coverage over the week and make sure to catch our new podcast episode featuring grand prize winners Aly, Bloody White, and The Park dropping on Thursday!

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