Web3 education is crucial so that the next generation has the tools to create the future of the internet

The Long Neckie Kids collection consists of 12 characters with 10,000 unique variations, including one ultra-rare, one-of-one NFT of each character.

Through their partnership, Nyla Hayes and Zigazoo are evolving the NFT kids’ market from a small niche sector to one with mainstream relevance. The Long Neckie Kids collection will kick off a worldwide art contest for kids that will open the door for three participants to join the NFT world with Zigazoo. Entries will be judged by Hayes personally, with winners announced during NFT Children’s Day on June 22, 2022. Winners will have the opportunity to do a major art drop with Zigazoo and other top brands, similar to Hayes' Long Neckie Kids drop. Together, Zigazoo and Hayes will be able to teach more kids about NFTs and encourage them to get their own collections started.

“Long Neckie Kids is the genesis drop for Zigazoo, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that the very inspirational Nyla Hayes is our first community educator, helping lay the foundation for our mission to empower the next generation of creators,” said Zak Ringelstein, CEO and Founder of Zigazoo. “As former teachers, my wife Leah and I built Zigazoo so our kids could have a safe place to create online, and we are thrilled that we are now a top-5 kids app, giving children across the world opportunities to express themselves through art.”

Hayes is the creator of the Long Neckie Ladies digital art project, the first NFT project to use a portion of its proceeds to finance and advance the NFT for kids movement, and the creator of NFT Children's Day. In June of 2021, her collection was the first NFT project to pledge mint funds to support young NFT artists and to dedicate its entire Discord server as a safe place for young artists to connect with collectors.