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Creator Advisory Council Awards (CAC Awards)
Programs to award creators for unique and innovative uses of their social tokens
The CAC Awards program rewards $RLY to creators for innovations, experimentation, and other use cases of social tokens. The CAC Awards program is managed by the Creator Advisory Council (CAC).

V3 - Active - Creator Advisory Council (CAC) Awards

Effective February 24, 2022, the CAC has 600k $RLY annually (150k RLY per quarter) to award to Creators and Supporters for what they are doing in both the Rally community and in their own communities.
Disclaimer: Creators, Communities, and Supporters can apply to be considered for a CAC Award but award amounts are at the discretion of the Creator Advisory Council. Furthermore, no award is guaranteed through an application and an application can be rejected if it fails to meet stated criteria and/or through CAC review and decision. Stated award amounts can change at anytime based on CAC discretion.
There are four separate Awards Programs under the umbrella of the CAC Awards. The application for all four can be found here.

Innovative Use Case Awards

The Innovative Use Case Awards rewards Creators and Communities that are innovating, experimenting, and driving utility and adoption of their tokens - both social token and NFTs.
Creators and Communities can earn up to 5,000 $RLY per use case!
Supporters can also submit cases on behalf of Creators or Communities that they are a part of and will receive a referral bonus of 10% of the Innovative Use Case Award.
The CAC will review all applications based on the following evaluation rubric:
  • Commerce: Does this Use Case drive Supporters to buy or claim tokens (both social and/or NFTs)?
  • Utility: Does this Use Case drive utility?
  • Tools: Does this Use Case employ a Rally ecosystem tool?
  • Unique: How can this inspire other Creators and Communities?
  • User Acquisition: Does this drive growth in Supports or transaction volume?
  • Collaboration: Does this Use Case involve a collaboration between two or more Creators or Communities?
  • Bonus available for hitting multiple categories!
Fine Print:
  • Creators may only receive rewards for a particular use case one time
  • The use case must be launched and live already
  • Innovative Use Case Awards are reviewed and distributed once a month

Community Participation Awards

The Rally Community Participation Awards rewards Creators, Communities, and Supporters who are actively making the Rally community better by fostering knowledge-sharing, being involved in community activities, etc.
Supporters can also apply on behalf of Creators or Communities that they are a part of and will receive a referral bonus of 10% of the Innovative Use Case Award.
The CAC will reward Community Participation Awards for the following activities:
Creator Mentorship Program participation:
3,000 $RLY after the completion of the 6-week program
Creators who use their token economies to QA a community developer tool/feature:
5,000 $RLY per tool/feature
Show & Tell - Creators and Communities that present how they are engaging and incorporating their token into their communities during the Creator/Dev Community Calls:
5,000 $RLY per presentation
Fine Print:
  • An individual creator/community may not receive 5000 RLY from the same category more than once a quarter.

Independent Development Awards

The Independent Development Awards are for Creators and Communities that are taking it upon themselves to work directly with independent developers or doing development themselves in order to build a unique use case or tool for their token economies.
Creators and Communities can earn up to 15,000 $RLY!
The CAC will review all applications based on the following evaluation rubric:
  • Adaptable: Can this be used by other Creators or Communities?
  • Unique: How innovative is this in the ecosystem?
  • User Acquisition: Does this drive growth in Supports or transaction volume?
Fine Print:
  • The tool/feature must be launched and live already.
  • Cannot receive an award for both the Innovative Use Case Awards and Independent Development Awards.

Community Sponsorship Awards

The Community Sponsorship Awards can help Creators and Communities fund the launch of campaigns or community activities.
Creators and Communities will have a potential annual cap of 25,000 $RLY!
The CAC will review all applications for the projected impact and growth metrics that are expected to come out of the funded campaigns and activities.
Those who receive a sponsorship must report every three months (timing can be dependent on the scope of the program) during the Creator + Developer Bi-Weekly Call to present on their program and how it impacted their token economies and/or communities.
Depending on the funding required, the CAC may ask for additional details and plans on how the funding will be spent and/or for the Creator to provide in-progress metrics.
Fine Print:
  • Cannot receive additional awards for any approved sponsorships from the CAC (ie Innovative Use Case Awards & Community Participation).

V2 - Closed

Starting October 1, 2021, Rally has budgeted 150k $RLY per quarter (50k/month) with the intent of awarding any creators [and community members] for innovations, experimentation, and other use cases of Creator Coins.

Rubric for Defining Amount of Award

Category
Description
Suggested Range of Award (If Category Met)
Commerce
Fans actively bought or claimed an item. Rally verifies activity.
Claiming Activity: 250
OR
Buying Activity: 250-1000
Utility
Drives utility for the coin ecosystem.
250-1000
Tools
Utilizes a tool in our ecosystem. (Discord bot, NFT, Bonfire, other 3rd party tool)
500-1000
Unique/Compelling
How different is this than something else in the ecosystem? How can it inspire other coin communities?
250-500
User Acquisition
Drives net new account growth or fan activity.
250-500
Collaboration
Collaboration between 2 or more Coin creators.
250-500
Bonus for hitting multiple items above
250-500
MIN: 250
MAX: 5000

Eligibility and Restrictions

  • An individual creator may not receive more than 5,000 RLY per week.
  • Creators may only receive an award for a given use case one time.
  • The use case must be launched within the last month.
  • Awards are for successful use cases, not for grants or concepts.

Nomination Form

To nominate yourself or another creator for an Innovative Use Award, please use this form.

V1 - Closed

Rally has established an up to 50,000 $RLY/week rewards pilot program for a period of three months with the intent of rewarding creators for innovations, experimentation, and other use cases of Creator Coins. This is funded from the Community Treasury.
The core idea is to reward creators and communities that implement novel ways to use their tokens. For example, Selah did a merchandise sale: https://twitter.com/SelahOnline/status/1376636507839213574
The Creator Review Council would manage this fund and identification of creators to reward, which may include working with the community at large to identify qualified creators. There is a form for community submissions.
Whether or not the creator’s use case drives significant sales volumes, the idea is to endow the Creator Review Council with the ability to identify and reward Creators for experimentation/innovation in coin utilization.
This pilot program ran 12 weeks from April 19, 2021, to July 11, 2021.
What is the maximum reward for a creator for a given week? 5000 RLY
How new does a creator's use case need to be? The use case must have been started (ie, announced) within the last 14 days.
Can a creator get a reward more than once? Yes
Can a creator get a reward for the same use case more than once? No
Will the whole weekly budget be allotted on a weekly basis? No
When will rewards be announced? Rewards will be announced during the bi-weekly Rally Community Call and then posted to Discord and Rally Digest.
Can the rewards budget be used to fund future use cases? No, rewards are intended to be used to award use cases already in flight.