Sumarian AR/VR Challenge

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Amazon Sumerian strives to be the quickest and easiest way to build 3D experiences online. Amazon is challenging you to create AR, VR, or 3D apps using their browser-based IDE. Sumerian’s unmatched ease-of-use, you can build highly immersive and interactive scenes for a variety of headsets, and both iOS and Android devices. Sumerian’s one-click publishing removes the need to build for each platform from scratch. And with AR Kit-compatibility, a ton of graphics to choose from, and plenty of room for customization, you will be publishing in 3D in no time.

Participants in this hackathon have access to tutorial and training materials to learn to build immersive apps with Amazon Sumerian and will receive support throughout the challenge via our community:

Experts will provide training on the Sumerian service and provide insights into creating apps that integrate with Amazon Polly, Amazon Lex, DynamoDB, S3, IoT, ML, AI, Amplify, and other AWS services.

We are forming a local study group for hands-on access to devices and sharing of expertise. RSVP Yes to this event if you want to be notified of local activities associated with this hackathon.

For this challenge, you’ll build experiences that fall into one of the following categories:

1. Education, Training, and Simulations
2. Brand Engagement and Retail Entertainment
3. Hospitality and Media
4. Other (new product/service, etc)

Amazon will also be selecting winners for Best VR, AR and 2D app as well as best use of a Sumerian Host or Chatbot. In addition to all the great prizes you can win, the first 100 eligible submissions will win $250 in AWS Credits! Need some inspiration? Jump over to the Categories tab to read up on potential use cases, and over to the Resources tab for compatible devices, tutorials, documentation, and more.

Full Rules:


Main Requirement: Create and publish apps using Amazon Sumerian’s browser-based IDE that fit into one of the challenge categories.

Submit the following assets:

1. Demo video (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku). Your video should include a demo of your working application via a step-by-step visual demo. Screencasting is a good way to demo these apps.

2. Submission form. Written description of the app, use case, value proposition, category of submission, designated device, and any necessary operational instructions. If your app requires specific steps for use or if you designed with a specific device in mind, you must include the details on your submission form.

3. URL for your published app for evaluation. Provide the unique URL you will receive when your app is published.

How to Enter:

1. Register for the hackathon.

2. Review the Resources and Categories to help get started.

3. Find a teammate (optional) by reaching out to other developers on the Participants tab.

4. Join the Sumerian Slack channel and use the #hackathon room.

5. Sign up for an AWS developer account, if you don’t already have one. The 12-month trial is free.

6. Create a Cognito ID (here’s how).

7. Create and publish your application.

8. Shoot your demo video and take screenshots of your functioning app.

9. Provide access to your app to Devpost by including your unique Amazon URL and any operational instructions on your submission form.

10. Submit your application BEFORE January 14th, 2019 @ 5pm EST

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