This has to be one of the most unusual competitions I've ever entered. "NFTitties
" is "a global participatory art project
that anyone can form part of. All you have to do is submit an image of boobs (following a set of visual parameters
) to be sold as an NFT at auction.
"It's not porn, it's for charity! Let’s celebrate boobs in all shapes and sizes while helping others. A part of the proceeds from each auction will be donated to charitable causes fighting breast cancer.
"We are a women-led NFT project empowering women to make their mark on the blockchain.
"We are an inclusive platform campaigning against the nudity policy bias that exists in social media platforms today."
"It all began
with a light-hearted conversation at a dinner among friends. The food was great, the wine was flowing… Fast forward to today, we are a women-led team committed to celebrating boobs in all shapes and sizes, and for a good cause too!
"You are invited to submit a visual representation of boobs, following a set of parameters
. Once selected, your artwork will become an NFT to be sold at auction, and you will form part of an ever-growing participatory art movement that raises funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer.
"Every day, one NFT will be sold and auctions will last a day. You can form part of the NFTitties community by bidding and collecting NFTitties.
"A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charities fighting breast cancer. The profit from the sale is then shared between the artist, the project’s founders and the NFTitties treasury."
"We are a women-led NFT project
empowering women to make their mark on the blockchain. 30% of the proceeds from each NFT sale will go to the creator.
"We are committed to raising funds and awareness to fight breast cancer, globally. 30% of the proceeds from each sale will go to charity.
"We believe in the power of community! 10% of the proceeds from each sale will go to our Community Treasury.
"The remainder 30% of the proceeds from each sale will be used to power the NFTitties project.
"Want to join the commuity? [sic] You are invited to submit a visual representation of boobs, following a set of parameters
. Once selected, your artwork will form part of an ever-growing participatory art movement that raises funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer.
"How it works:
As an artist:
- Create a visual representation of boobs, following the Image Parameters. Make sure it is an artwork made by you!
- Submit your artwork to NFTitties and fill out the dedicated questionnaire that describes your work. You can decide to participate anonymously or by signing your name.
- Our in-house curators then review and vet each submission. If selected, we will notify you via email with the date of your auction.
- Share and promote the project! The more people who bid, the higher the sale, and the higher the sale, the more you make and the more you raise for charity."
- Unclear: How many times can images be submitted? I've asked by email and also with my first submission, but have not heard back yet. The website also does not list a deadline, though the Artist Trust says July 18.
Narrative (limited to 500 characters) submitted with my first entry:
For most of Western history, women have been locked out. Locked out of power, locked out of control over their own bodies, locked out of history itself. Recent political developments in the US. Women are not allowed to bare their breasts for their own comfort in places where men may do so freely. Breasts are forbidden in social media even in art. It is time for women to reclaim their power and their own agency. It is time to free the breast.
Second entry (Free):
Nothing says freedom more than having agency over your own body. Today in America, the land of the free, the home of the brave, such freedom is ironically in peril, especially for those born with reproductive anatomy. It's time to free the body. Free the nipple. Free the breast. Reclaim the freedom we all deserve.