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Facebook Developer Circles Community Challenge 2019

Developer Circles is kicking off the third annual Developer Circles Community Challenge. Our goal is to bring together developers from across the globe to build software using React360, Spark AR, or HTML5 Games to give people the power to connect with friends and family, build communities, and grow businesses.

Facebook's Developer Circles are local communities designed to help developers learn and grow. For the 2019 Developer Circles Community Challenge, you are invited to build software applications that use at least one of three featured technologies: 

  1. React360,
  2. Spark AR, and/or
  3. HTML5 Games. 

Your software must also fit into one of three categories: Gaming and Entertainment, Productivity and Utility, or Social Good.

There are over $165,000 in cash prizes. To win, developers will compete and win locally within one of seven regions: (i) North America, (ii) Latin America, (iii) Asia Pacific, (iv) India, (v) Sub Saharan Africa, (vi) Middle East/North Africa, and (vii) Europe. Each regional winner will continue to the final global round of the competition for a chance at additional prizes.

By taking part in the challenge, you'll have an opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, challenge yourself, and win great prizes!

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Aim and Benefits

Winner

Prize

Qty

Eligible Entrants

Overall Prizes (Global Prizes)

First Place

US$25,000

 

1

Chosen in phase two of the judging process from among the Entries selected as potential winners of a first-, second-, or third-place regional prize.

Second Place

US$15,000

 

1

Chosen in phase two of the judging process from among the Entries selected as potential winners of a first-, second-, or third-place regional prize.

Third Place

US$10,000

 

1

Chosen in phase two of the judging process from among the Entries selected as potential winners of a first-, second-, or third-place regional prize.

Best Pre-Existing, Updated Solution

US$7,000

 

1

Chosen in phase two of the judging process from among the Entries selected as potential winners of a regional pre-existing, updated solution prize.

Regional Prizes

First Place

US$5,000

7 total, 1 for each of the 7 regions

All eligible entries in the applicable region

Second Place

US$3,000

7 total, 1 for each of the 7 regions

All eligible entries in the applicable region

Third Place

US$1,500

7 total, 1 for each of the 7 regions

All eligible entries in the applicable region

Best Pre-Existing, Updated Solution

US$2,000

7 total, 1 for each of the 7 regions

Chosen from the eligible entries in the applicable region that have been entered into the pre-existing, updated track

Bonus Prizes

Best in Gaming and Entertainment

US$10,000

1

Chosen in phase two from among the Entries selected as potential winners of any first-, second-, or third-place regional prize submitted into the “Gaming and Entertainment” category

Best in Productivity and Utility

US$10,000

1

Chosen in phase two from among the Entries selected as potential winners of any first-, second-, or third-place regional prize submitted into the “Productivity and Utility” category

Best in Social Good

US$10,000

1

Chosen in phase two from among the Entries selected as potential winners of any first-, second-, or third-place regional prize whose Entry was submitted into the “Social Good” category


Requirements for Entrepreneur Scholarship Qualification

Main Requirement: Build (or update) software that falls into any of the three categories and incorporates at least one of the three featured technologies:

  1. React360
  2. Spark AR
  3. HTML5 Games

Categories:

  1. Gaming and Entertainment (including applications that users find fun and may play with)
  2. Productivity and Utility (including applications that make users more efficient)
  3. Social Good (including applications that help others and/or benefit the greater good)

*Teams are also encouraged to integrate other Facebook products in their solution, e.g. Messenger, Graph API and other open source tools.

Submit the following assets:

  1. Demo video. (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku). Your video should be around 2 minutes, include a demo of your working application via a step-by-step visual demo, and be available in English. Be sure to explain how the Facebook products used enhances the experience of your solution!
  2. Images. Please submit at least one image/screenshot of your application.
  3. Access. A way to access your working application for judging and testing by providing a mobile test build, a link to a live website, or a demo site where the application is deployed.

For the purposes of this Contest, the “Territory” means any country, state, province, territory, region, or jurisdiction where the laws of the United States or local law do not prohibit participating or receiving a prize in the Contest and excludes Quebec, and Crimea, Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Syria and any other country designated by the United States Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control.

This Contest is open only to the following:

  1. natural persons who are, as of the date of entry, (i) a legal resident of a country, state, province or territory within the Territory, and (ii) at least eighteen (18) years old and the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence (e.g., country, province, state, prefect, territory, district, etc.) (any and each, an “Individual”); or
  2. entities and organizations that are, as of the date of entry and through the time of prize fulfillment, legally formed or recognized by a jurisdiction within the Territory and have a principal place of business in the Territory (any and each, an “Organization”); or
  3. an association of not more than ten (10) individuals that does not constitute a legally recognized entity, provided that each natural person comprising such an association is (i) a legal resident of a country, state, or province within the Territory and (ii) at least eighteen (18) years old and the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence (any and each, a “Team”). A Team Entrant may have no fewer than two (2) and no more than ten (10) members.

(Where distinction is not necessary, any Individual, Organization, or Team (including each Team member) that enters or takes steps to participate in this Contest is referred to in these Terms as an “Entrant.”)

In addition to and without limiting any of the above, each Entrant (including all members of a Team Entrant) and any Representative (defined below) of an Organization Entrant must be a member of Facebook in good standing at the time of entry and throughout the award of the prizes in this Contest.


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Interview date, Process and Venue

Judging will occur in two phases:

Phase 1 - Regional Judging: Between approximately October 9, 2019 and October 16, 2019, panel(s) of judges selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion (collectively “Judges”) will review and score all eligible Entries received during the Submission Period to determine the winners of the regional prizes identified below. In Phase 1, eligible Entries received for a particular region will compete only against eligible Entries received in that same region. (Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to accept or reject the region selected by an Entrant during the application process and to reassign an Entry to the applicable region as determined by Sponsor and Administrator in their sole discretion.) Potential winners of any regional prize will be allowed to continue building their Application until 4:59:59 p.m. ET on October 30, 2019 (“Additional Build Time Deadline”), provided that each potential regional winner that elects to continue working on their Application during this period must, before the Additional Build Time Deadline, submit an updated Entry that includes the revised Application in accordance with instructions provided by Sponsor or Administrator and/or posted to the Website. Any potential regional winner that updates their Application during this time, but fails to properly submit an updated Entry prior to the Additional Build Time Deadline will be judged in Phase 2 based on their original Entry as submitted during the Submission Period.

Phase 2 - Global Judging: Between approximately October 30. 2019 and November 12, 2019, a panel of Judges chosen by Sponsor in its sole discretion will review and score the updated Entry of each of potential winner of any regional prize to determine the winners of the overall (global) prizes described below. A panel of judges will also review and score the updated Entry of each of potential winner of any regional prize to determine the winners of the category bonus prizes described below.

During each Phase, each eligible Entry will be scored on a scale of one (1) to five (5) by each Judge on each of the following weighted criterion (the “Criteria”):

Quality of the Idea (30%) (Includes creativity and originality of the idea.)

Implementation of the Idea (50%) (Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer, the extent to which the Facebook products and specific Facebook product features were leveraged, and the extent to which respect for user privacy was considered in the design.)

Potential Impact on Category (20%) (How much impact the product could have in its stated strategy.)

Judges are not required to test the Application and may choose to judge based solely on the text description, images (if any) and Video provided in the Entry.

All Judges’ decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. Each Entrant acknowledges that other Entrants may have created ideas and concepts contained in their Entry that may have familiarities or similarities to his/her/their Entry (including, without limitation, a similar Application), and that they will not be entitled to any compensation or right to negotiate with the Released Parties because of these familiarities or similarities.

The eligible Entries with the highest scores in each category will be selected as the potential winner of the prizes described below. In the event of a tie in the selection of any winner, the tie will be resolved in favor of the Entry with the higher score on the “Potential Impact” Criterion. If there is still a tie, the tie will be resolved in favor of the Entry with the higher score on the “Implementation of the Idea” Criterion. Sponsor reserves the right to contact Entrants for verification purposes and administration of the Contest. Winners will be chosen as specifically described, and not using any random drawing or method incorporating chance.

Sponsor or its designee will attempt to notify the potential winners on or around November 19, 2019 by email or other means (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).


Application Deadline

September 20, 2019 .


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Facebook Developer Circles Community challenge on secure.devpost.com to apply

 To enter the Contest, eligible Entrants must prepare and submit an Application to Sponsor during the Submission Period through the website located at https://developercircles2019.devpost.com/ (“Website”), by following the Website’s on-screen instructions and supplying all required information. To enter the Contest, Entrants must do the following, without limitation:

  1. Register for the Contest on the Website by clicking the “Register for this Hackathon” button. To complete registration, sign up to create a Devpost account, or log in with an existing Devpost account. There is no charge for creating a Devpost account. This will enable you to receive important updates and access the “Enter a Submission” page.
  2. Create (or update) a software application that (i) integrates at least one (1) of the following products: Facebook’s AR Camera platform (Spark AR), Facebook’s React360, and HTML5 Games; and (ii) fits into one (1) of the following three (3) categories:
    1. Gaming and Entertainment (including applications that people find fun, amusing, engaging, and/or will want to interact and play with)
    2. Productivity and Utility (including applications that make people more efficient, and/or helps people improve productivity); and
    3. Social Good (including applications that help others, benefit the greater good and/or provide benefit to society)
  3. Create a video describing and demonstrating the Application, which should be less than approximately two (2) minutes in duration and must comply with the additional requirements set forth below (“Video”). The Video must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku, may only be submitted via a link to the Video as publicly hosted and viewable on such site or platform, and must comply with all third-party terms and conditions that apply to the site or platform on which it resides.
  4. Complete and enter all of the required fields on the “Enter a Submission” page of the Website ("Entry Form") during the Submission Period, which will include, without limitation, the following:
    1. The Application’s name and a short overview of the Application and its function and features;
    2. Screenshots of the Application (optional);
    3. The set of software frameworks/libraries/APIs or components used to create your Application (“Tech Stack”);
    4. As determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and subject to Sponsor's verification, either a URL to the deployed Application or a link to GitHub repository, and installation files, or other testing instructions that provide access to the working version of the Entrant’s Application (see below for additional details on testing);
    5. Specification of whether the Entrant is an Individual, Team, or Organization;
      • If entrant is a Team, the email address of all Team members who worked on the Entry;
    6. Developer Circle participation, if any;
    7. Which Facebook developer products Entrant used;
    8. Which region best applies to your location (There are seven applicable regions in the Contest: (i) North America, (ii) Asia Pacific, (iii) India, (iv) Sub Saharan Africa, (v) Middle East/North Africa, (vi) Europe; and (vii) Latin America);
    9. Which bonus prize category best applies to your Application: Gaming and Entertainment; Productivity and Utility; or Social Good (NOTE: At any time, and at its sole discretion, the Sponsor will have the ability to re-assign an Entry from one prize category to another (e.g., among the bonus prize categories or regions or between the “new” or “pre-existing” Application designations). Entries in each prize category are eligible for different prizes as described below); and
    10. Whether your Application is newly created during the Submission Period or was pre-existing and, if pre-existing, how you have integrated at least one of the featured Facebook products or deepened the existing integration during the Submission Period.

The Application and related content and information submitted through the Website in accordance with these Terms, all instructions on the Website, and instructions of Sponsor and Administrator, and actually received by Sponsor and Administrator, are referred to in these terms as an “Entry.”

An Entrant’s Application, and any other text, video, images, code, software, or other content that an Entrant submits to Sponsor and Administrator as part of this Contest is referred to collectively as the Entrant’s “Entrant Content”. All Entrant Content submitted in this Contest must comply fully with the “Entry Requirements” section of these Terms below.

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