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Introducing the May Challenge

We’re excited to announce a new challenge coming to the 8th Wall community

May 1, 2023 . 1 min read . Announcements
Introducing the May Challenge

We’re excited to announce a new challenge coming to the 8th Wall community! For the May challenge we will explore the amazing real-world applications of VPS for Web with prizes worth over $20k! 

VPS for Web allows you to create location-based web AR experiences that connect the real world with the digital one. The technology gives new meaning to locations by unlocking its digital twin which can be augmented to create an infinite amount of extraordinary experiences. This drives traffic to a specific location, such as a statue in a park or a storefront in a city, to delight and engage users in brand new ways that result in real-world value. 

Let the challenge begin

We will kick off the challenge with a VPS for Web Info Session on May 2nd, so participants could have a product overview of VPS, challenge eligibility, rules, judging criteria, and more! The challenge will run throughout the month of May, and end on June 5th. During this time, participants will have access to resources and developer support in the #challenges Slack channel, where they can connect with other developers and seek help. Check out the full programming outline below. RSVP for our events here.

Over $20k in Prizes up for Grabs

The VPS Grand Prize will be awarded to the entry with the best overall submission covering the criteria of VPS, innovation with 8th Wall, Niantic’s mission, and completeness. Additionally, we will select 3 other top winners including: Best VPS Utility Prize to the entry with the best practical benefit to the end user while leveraging VPS, Most Scalable VPS Experience Prize to the entry with an AR experience that can easily spawn at any VPS wayspot, and a VPS Fun Prize awarded to the entry with the funnest AR experience that leverages VPS. It doesn’t end there, the public will vote for 1 community favorite and our judges will also select 9 entries as honorable mentions with a $1000 cash prize. 

Join the challenge by registering here. Projects must be submitted by June 5th at 11:59 pm PST, and winners will be announced on June 16th. We can’t wait to see what you create! 


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Niantic's 8th Wall platform is equipping developers, agencies and brands with a complete set of tools to create web-based augmented reality. 8th Wall's WebAR works across iOS and Android devices with an estimated reach of 5 billion smartphones worldwide - all with no app required to download. 8th Wall has powered thousands of commercial experiences for top brands which have engaged millions of users around the world.

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