# SR2 is a Competition with Two Tracks
Track 1: SR2 - Orbital Burn. A track for storage miners to continue testing and growing the scale of the network. This will pick up where Space Race 1 left off. You can read more about SR2 Orbital Burn in this blog post.
Track 2: SR2 - Slingshot. A track for Filecoin clients, application developers, and tooling developers to deploy their products to the testnet. This track will encourage clients and miners to make storage and retrieval deals, and help users of Filecoin storage prepare for mainnet.
If you are a miner and want to participate in SR2 Orbital Burn, please read this blog post. SR2 Slingshot is for storage clients and developers only.
# What is SR2 Slingshot?
We are extremely excited to announce Space Race 2: Slingshot! While SR1 focused on miners, the Filecoin Network is a multi-dimensional network with many critical stakeholders and audiences. We're ready and excited to bring in storage clients, app developers, tooling providers, and the many other community members contributing to the network!
SR2 Slingshot is a community competition for storage clients and developers that rewards the storage of real, valuable, and usable data onto the Filecoin Space Race network (testnet). The stakes are high: Over the course of the event, eligible participants will compete for a prize pool of up to 500,000 FIL. The more real, valuable and usable data you onboard onto the Filecoin network, the more FIL you earn!
With SR2 Slingshot, we are hoping to achieve the following goals:
- Maximize the number of valuable applications storing real data on the Filecoin network. We want to see your product or application live on the Filecoin network. If you're building an application on the Filecoin, IPFS, and/or Textile stacks, or looking to build something new, we encourage you to participate in the competition!
- Onboard real data to the Filecoin network, and make sure it is discoverable, retrievable, and usable. We want to see you bring your real data to the Filecoin network. But the challenge isn't just to onboard large data volumes onto Filecoin. It is to also make sure data can be discovered, retrieved, and used by your application and other applications down the road. Note also that because many SR2 storage sectors will be persisted for mainnet, Slingshot is also a great opportunity to ensure that your data is stored on the Filecoin network come mainnet launch.
- Strengthen the Filecoin storage client and developer communities. We want to create an event for our storage client and developer communities to connect and achieve collectively ambitious goals. And we'll be there every step of the way to make sure that your team is successful in bringing real data and useful applications to the Filecoin network.
Phase 1 of this competition starts on
September 23, 2020 at 1800 UTC and ends on
October 21, 2020 at 1800 UTC.
Read the Rules for more info!
Watch this video if you’d like a quick tour through the structure and rules of the SR2 Slingshot competition.