We’re excited to kick off a new competition today called Spark Worlds, which offers more than $540,000 USD in total cash prizes. For this latest competition, we’re inviting all eligible* creators to make AR effects that transform the world around them using the plane tracker capability. We picked this particular capability because there’s such a variety of AR experiences and 3D objects you can anchor to flat surfaces in a scene, ranging from floors and walls, to furniture, books, posters, and more. Keep reading to get all the details on how to start competing.
Follow these steps to participate in Spark Worlds
All eligible* creators are invited to join the Spark Worlds competition through June 20th. Please visit the competition page to get started. Please review the official competition rules.
This is the fun part! You can create as many AR effects as you like. Be sure to check out all of the tutorials and documentation available. Additionally, consider signing up for one of our free competition workshops to learn more about creating AR effects using plane tracker.
When you submit your effect to be published, simply select the relevant toggle under Monetization. And that’s it, you’re in! Learn more about submitting and managing your effects on Spark AR Hub.
Our competition scoring system evaluates and awards points across a range of criteria, from originality and craft, to technical complexity and engagement. Please review the scoring criteria, available prizes and more on the competition page.
The Spark Worlds competition starts today, May 31, 2022 and ends on June 20, 2022 at 23:59:59 p.m. pacific time.
*Given that our services are currently blocked in Russia, and because of difficulties in making financial transactions in the country at this time, creators in Russia will be unable to participate in this competition. We value Spark creators and apologize to all those impacted by this unprecedented situation.
If you have any questions about the Spark Worlds competition, or would like to share your effects with the community, please visit the Spark AR Community Facebook Group.
NO PURCH. NECESSARY TO ENTER/WIN. A PURCH. WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Submit a Spark AR Effect between 0:00:01 AM USPT on 31 May 2022 and 23:59:59 PM PT on 20 June 2022. Open only to natural persons who: (i) are 18+ and age of majority, (ii) are not domiciled in Belarus, China, Crimea, Cuba, Curacao, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Myanmar, North Korea, Quebec (Canada), Russia, Sudan, Syria, Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, or Venezuela, or located in a country under any trade or economic sanction or on any program or country list designated by the USA Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, or where the laws of the USA or local law prohibit participation or receiving a prize in any contest, (iii) have an active, valid and personal account with Spark AR and Facebook and Instagram, and (iv) have a valid bank account to receive prize. Facebook & Instagram accounts must be at least 30 days old. Void where prohibited by law. Subject to Full OFFICIAL RULES. Approximate Retail Value of all Prizes: $542,500.00 USD. Sponsor: Meta Platforms, Inc. 1601 Willow Rd. Menlo Park, California 94025
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