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Here we announce Telegram coding contests in Android Java, iOS Swift, JS, C/C++. Discussion: @contests
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Developers who are taking part in the blockchain competition can obtain test Grams using @test_ton_bot.

Enjoy πŸ’Ž
Here’s how to submit your code for the blockchain contest depending on the goal at hand:

1. Submit an archive containing your source code, a howto manual and a build script (if necessary) to @jobs_bot (choose Blockchain Contest).

Or:

2. Submit a pull request with the TON VM/compiler improvement on GitHub. Describe the issue in the comment to your pull request. In addition, submit the link to the pull request and an archive as described in 1. demonstrating the new features suggested in the pull requests to @jobs_bot.

Or:

3. Submit a pull request on GitHub. Describe the issue in the comment to the pull request. Submit the link to the pull request to @jobs_bot.
Today Telegram launches two design competitions with the total prize fund of $50,000.

1. Contest for designers of animated stickers.
Dates: 5 Oct - 20 Oct (23:00 CET)
Prize fund: $25,000

The goal is to create a sticker pack with at least 3 animated stickers as described here https://contest.com/docs/animated_stickers and send the link to your sticker pack to @jobs_bot (choose Animated Stickers Contest) before 23:00 CET on the 20th of October, 2019.

2. Contest for designers of themes.
Dates: 5 Oct - 20 Oct (23:00 CET)
Prize fund: $25,000

The goal is to create a color theme for Telegram supporting at least 2 platforms (e.g. iOS and Android or Android and Desktop) as described here https://contest.com/docs/themes and send the link to your theme to @jobs_bot (choose Theme Design Contest) before 23:00 CET on the 20th of October, 2019.

The prize fund will be distributed among the best contributors (at least $1000 each). Authors of the best stickers will also be able to join the pool of official sticker artists of Telegram.

All the submitted designs will become public on the 21st of October on our contest platform. The winners will be announced on the 27th of October.

Good luck!

P. S. Make sure you use a VPN if you are trying to access telegram.org from Russia.
We’re launching a new coding competition today. The task is to create two C++ applications for testing and rating the quality of VoIP calls.

Check out the complete description of the task here: contest.com/docs/voip

The prize fund for the first round of the VoIP contest is $50,000.
The contest ends on October, 26 at 20:59 UTC.

We’ll publish how to submit your code in this channel soon.
All submissions for the blockchain contest are now available on https://contest.com/blockchain

Everyone is welcome to test the work submitted by others and leave feedback. Our judges will take note of the comments when evaluating the submissions.
The design competition ends soon. You can already submit a link to your work to @jobs_bot by sending /start and choosing either Animated Stickers Contest or Theme Design Contest.

We recommend registering the link to your stickers or theme with the bot now. Once submitted, you can continue working on your project until the deadline.

Note that each Telegram account can only submit one theme and one sticker pack.
The Theme Design and Animated Stickers competitions are over.

We received a total of 340 themes from 278 participants and 296 animated sticker sets.

While the fate of the $50,000 prize fund is being decided, everyone is welcome to check out the submitted themes and animated stickers on contest.com. Our judges will take note of your feedback when tallying up the results.

All works participating in the contest are locked and can't be edited until the results are announced on October 27.

Good luck!
Please note that the πŸ‘ / πŸ‘Ž buttons on contest.com mostly influence which submissions our judges see first. User ratings will not affect the outcome of the contests.

Our judges only consider quality, not the amount of 'likes'. All submissions will be thoroughly checked – and the best ones will win.

If you see a problem with any of the entries, you are welcome to direct our attention to it by submitting an issue with supporting screenshots/videos.
The VoIP competition ends tomorrow.

To submit your apps, send /start to @jobs_bot, then choose Voice Calls Contest and answer the bot's questions. It will accept a .ZIP archive with your submission.

All entries will be published on contest.com on Sunday.
We received 30 submissions for the first round of the VoIP contest. All entries are available for public testing on contest.com/voip-contest

Everybody's welcome to check them out while we're getting ready to announce the results of the design competitions.
Stay tuned for the Telegram JavaScript competition, which will start tomorrow.

As for the other recent Telegram competitions, we are planning to announce their results over the next few days.
The Telegram contest for JavaScript developers is starting today.

Prize fund of the first stage: $80,000+.
Prize fund of all 3 stages: $200,000+.
Dates: Nov 3 - Nov 17 (23:50 Dubai time).

The goal is create a simplified web version of Telegram without using third-party UI frameworks. The app should include login/signup flows and allow viewing chat and message lists. The design implementation should be identical to the mockups attached below.

You are welcome to view the API docs and inspect the source code of existing Telegram apps to get an idea of where to start. The main criteria for us to identify the winners will be the speed, size and attention to detail of their apps. Implementation of additional screens from the mockups (e.g. message creation, media viewer, shared media, settings etc) will be counted as bonus points. Apps without basic functionality (i.e. login/signup and chat/message lists) will not be awarded. All the paths in the scripts should be relative.

For avoidance of doubt, using UI frameworks such as React and Angular is not allowed. Using data frameworks such as tdlib is possible in theory, but is likely to result in unacceptable increase in loading times compared to plain JS solutions.

The authors of the best apps will share the $80,000+ prize fund and will be able to take part in stage 2.

We will publish the instruction on how to submit the apps soon. Good luck!
The results of the sticker design contest are ready! πŸŽ‰
We have 29 first prize winners who will receive $1000 each – and an opportunity to work with Telegram on completing their sets (up to $200 per extra sticker). In addition, 40 stickers designers have been awarded the second prize and will receive $500 each.

I PLACE

1) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry598
t.me/addstickers/Cat2O
2) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry553
t.me/addstickers/Maya_set
3) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry428
t.me/addstickers/Funky_goose
4) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry450
t.me/addstickers/SkullOOO
5) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry486
t.me/addstickers/SabretoothCat
6) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry502
t.me/addstickers/CatculaO
7) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry530
t.me/addstickers/wild_elephant
8) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry604
t.me/addstickers/Gagik_the_Duck
9) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry699
t.me/addstickers/SnegirBird
10)contest.com/animated-stickers/entry503
t.me/addstickers/pugathedog
11) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry685
t.me/addstickers/TonyStar
12) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry454
t.me/addstickers/Mooncalfanimation
13) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry538
t.me/addstickers/Crazy_the_Lemur
14) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry595
t.me/addstickers/Bear_Boris
15) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry564
t.me/addstickers/HarryGorilla
16) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry594
t.me/addstickers/MuffinMan
17) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry477
t.me/addstickers/CrocOrange
18) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry473
t.me/addstickers/SeaKingdom
19) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry635
t.me/addstickers/TheCoffeeCup
20) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry494
t.me/addstickers/pkhart
21) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry682
t.me/addstickers/Arachnid
22) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry618
t.me/addstickers/HolyPoop
23) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry573
t.me/addstickers/Reddiavol
24) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry668
t.me/addstickers/owleddidi
25) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry449
t.me/addstickers/Squirrel_Otis
26) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry608
t.me/addstickers/secretive_dog
27) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry556
t.me/addstickers/MimeGirl
28) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry588
t.me/addstickers/Plastic_cup
29) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry517
t.me/addstickers/animatedrobocat

II PLACE
1) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry675
t.me/addstickers/IrinkaGirl
2) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry505
t.me/addstickers/ChummyAlien
3) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry571
t.me/addstickers/CuteBrain
4) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry442
t.me/addstickers/Apollon4455
5) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry471
t.me/addstickers/Caterpilly
6) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry650
t.me/addstickers/grumpy_tiger
7) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry460
t.me/addstickers/animaxolotl
8) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry510
t.me/addstickers/Angry_look
9) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry541
t.me/addstickers/Spacewalkmoods
10) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry469
t.me/addstickers/KariSticker
11) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry523
t.me/addstickers/HelloweenTrick
12) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry575
t.me/addstickers/PancakeShibaInu
13) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry516
t.me/addstickers/QueenieKitty
14) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry488
t.me/addstickers/paggy_the_grebe
15) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry492
t.me/addstickers/TheCheshireOne
16) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry607
t.me/addstickers/cat_Teftel_animated
17) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry479
t.me/addstickers/cat_vasyan
18)contest.com/animated-stickers/entry468
t.me/addstickers/BarrryBear
19) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry580
t.me/addstickers/FitSweet
20) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry443
t.me/addstickers/skullskeleton
21) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry625
t.me/addstickers/AgriMony
22) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry628
t.me/addstickers/pangolinpeter
23) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry478
t.me/addstickers/friedrichanimdemo
24) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry550
t.me/addstickers/GentleSnails
25) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry591
t.me/addstickers/payotecactus
26) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry620
t.me/addstickers/Birdgie
27) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry490
t.me/addstickers/Pchelkina
28) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry584
t.me/addstickers/Christmasball
29) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry674
t.me/addstickers/KlevDY
30) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry512
t.me/addstickers/Lennypigginson
31) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry623
t.me/addstickers/funnymarshmallow
32) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry569
t.me/addstickers/MountainSheep
33) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry694
t.me/addstickers/ShoebillStork
34) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry579
t.me/addstickers/dogturbo
35) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry982
t.me/addstickers/StickySquares
36) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry448
t.me/addstickers/bubocat
37) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry640
t.me/addstickers/Stickersbystastaa
38) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry680
t.me/addstickers/PokyTibetanFox
39) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry423
t.me/addstickers/text_animated
40) contest.com/animated-stickers/entry472
t.me/addstickers/Pink_Bella

Congratulations! The winners will soon receive further details from a verified Telegram account.
We are excited to announce the results of the VoIP contest. The goal of the contest was to automate the process of testing sound transmission under various networking conditions. To identify the winners, we measured how close their suggested automated solutions were to human-generated ratings for the same data.

As a result, we were able to select the best submissions, listed below.

I PLACE

πŸ₯‡Mindful Pug $11,000
https://contest.com/voip-contest/entry997

II PLACE

πŸ₯ˆHoly Cobra $6,000
https://contest.com/voip-contest/entry1010
πŸ₯ˆClassy Bee $6,000
https://contest.com/voip-contest/entry1012
πŸ₯ˆSleek Eagle $5,000 (-$1000 penalty for using Python and Docker)
https://contest.com/voip-contest/entry1007

III PLACE

πŸ₯‰Fancy Beetle $3,000
https://contest.com/voip-contest/entry1013
πŸ₯‰Sturdy Butterfly $3,000
https://contest.com/voip-contest/entry988
πŸ₯‰Fair Goat $3,000
https://contest.com/voip-contest/entry1002
πŸ₯‰Night Sloth $3,000
https://contest.com/voip-contest/entry987
πŸ₯‰Stout Bull $3,000
https://contest.com/voip-contest/entry1009
πŸ₯‰Busy Turkey $3,000
https://contest.com/voip-contest/entry994
πŸ₯‰Groovy Cow $3,000
https://contest.com/voip-contest/entry995

IV PLACE

πŸŽ–Jolly Shrimp $1,000
https://contest.com/voip-contest/entry1006

You can find our detailed comments on the submissions on the contest platform. The data set used and detailed rankings are available here. Stay tuned for the next stage of the competition, which will start within the next 3 weeks.
The JavaScript contest ends on Nov 17, 23:50 Dubai time. You can now submit your files to @jobs_bot.

After the end of the contest, we will release all submissions for public testing, each entry on its own subdomain.

Please note that we expect a .ZIP file containing an index.html file in the root folder. The archive must include unobfuscated code (this includes minify).

UPD:
- You may include two versions in your archive, src (unobfuscated) and dist – each in its own folder.
- If you do that, put index.html into the dist folder.
- Only dist will then be hosted for public testing.

Also, stay tuned for the Data Clustering Contest which will start on November, 18.
The results of the blockchain contest are ready. The total prize fund of $235,000 will be distributed among 41 winners. We are impressed by the skill of the participants and congratulate all the winners.

You will find the details of the judging process in the file attached below.

πŸ₯‡Sexy Chameleon – $28,750
1st
place in Asynchronous Payment Channels, 2nd place MultiSig Wallet, GitHub issues: 1xB+, 2xC

πŸ₯ˆClassy Bee – $19,000
2nd
place in MultiSig Wallets, 3rd place in Synchronous Payment Channels, GitHub issues: 2xC, 2xB, 1xA

πŸ₯‡Keen Gnat – $16,000
1st
place in Synchronous Payment Channels

πŸ₯‡Mellow Squid – $14,000
1st
place in MultiSig Wallets, 2nd place in DNS Resolvers (completed both resolvers)

πŸ₯‡Shiny Giraffe – $12,500
1st
place in DNS Resolvers (completed both resolvers), GitHub issues: 1xC

πŸ₯ˆMerry Ant – $11,000
2nd
place in Synchronous Payment Channels, 3rd place in DNS Resolvers (completed both resolvers)

πŸ₯‰Mad Crow – $8,000
3rd
place in Asynchronous Payment Channels, 3rd place in DNS Resolvers, 4th place in MultiSig Wallets

πŸ₯‡Hip Hyena – $8,000
1st
place in MultiSig Wallets

πŸ₯‡Dreamy Crab – $8,000
1st
place in MultiSig Wallets

πŸ₯‡Suave Giraffe – $8,000
1st
place in MultiSig Wallets

πŸ₯ˆBig Elk – $7,750
2nd
place in DNS Resolvers, GitHub issues: 1xB+

πŸŽ–Shiny Shrimp – $7,500
GitHub issues: 3xB

πŸ₯‰Earnest Gnu – $7,000
3rd
place in MultiSig Wallets, GitHub issues: 1xA

πŸŽ–Nimble Dodo – $6,500
GitHub issues: 1xA, 1xB-

πŸŽ–Desert Tiger – $5,000
GitHub issues: 1xA

πŸ₯‰Night Turkey – $5,000
3rd
place in Asynchronous Payment Channels

πŸ₯ˆBold Wolf – $4,500
2nd
place in MultiSig Wallets, GitHub issues: 1xC

πŸ₯‰Cuddly Hamster – $4,000
3rd
place in Synchronous Payment Channels

πŸ₯ˆKeen Fox – $4,000
2nd
place in MultiSig Wallets

πŸ₯ˆDreamy Snail – $4,000
2nd
place in MultiSig Wallets

πŸ₯ˆGentle Gnat – $4,000
2nd
place in MultiSig Wallets

πŸ₯ˆHuge Giraffe – $4,000
2nd
place in DNS Resolvers

πŸ₯ˆGroovy Fly – $4,000
2nd
place in DNS Resolvers

πŸ₯‰Crazy Gnu – $3,000
3rd
place in DNS Resolvers (completed both resolvers)

πŸŽ–Slim Dodo – $2,500
GitHub issues: 1xB

πŸŽ–Rich Pigeon – $2,500
Bonus award. Submitted no smart contracts, but reported an A+ issue.

πŸ₯‰Funny Owl – $2,000
3rd
place in DNS Resolvers

πŸ₯‰Nice Llama – $2,000
3rd
place in DNS Resolvers

πŸ₯‰Small Kitten – $2,000
3rd
place in DNS Resolvers

πŸ₯‰Dreamy Pug – $2,000
3rd
place in DNS Resolvers

πŸ₯‰Dreamy Chicken – $2,000
3rd place in DNS Resolvers (only Manual DNS gets a prize, hence no 1,5x bonus)

πŸ₯‰Eager Boar – $2,000
3rd
place in MultiSig Wallets

πŸ₯‰Cool Duck – $2,000
3rd
place in MultiSig Wallets

πŸ₯‰Desert Falcon – $2,000
3rd
place in MultiSig Wallets

πŸ₯‰Dashing Racoon – $2,000
3rd
place in MultiSig Wallets

πŸ₯‰Funny Deer – $2,000
3rd
place in MultiSig Wallets

πŸ₯‰Grim Duck – $2,000
3rd
place in MultiSig Wallets

πŸ₯‰Earnest Cow – $2,000
3rd
place in MultiSig Wallets

πŸŽ–Gentle Clam – $1,000
4th
place in MultiSig Wallets

πŸŽ–Chic Dolphin – $1,000
4th
place in MultiSig Wallets

πŸŽ–Mad Panda – $500
GitHub issues: 1xC

We are grateful for all the suggested fixes to TVM and FunC. Most of those have been implemented, and the TON TestNet has been restarted today.

We will announce Stage 2 of the blockchain competition in the next few weeks. Please note that the TON security bug bounty program is extended – we will be accepting and rewarding security bug reports even though this stage of the contest has ended.