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Let the #SpringJam2022 begin! 🌺🐇🌼

Zbornox
Community Manager
Community Manager
Our next creator competition starts today in Horizon Worlds! The competition will run over the next weeks and close on April 26 at 11:59 PM PT. Check out the details below, including info on the number of winners, special awards, and prizing structure (TL;DR - a total of up to $100,000* is up for grabs!).
 
In celebration of the changing of the season, when we can all emerge after the long winter, our theme for this next competition will be spring. To ensure we are inclusive of our diverse types of creators, submissions can be full world experiences or games that bring people together and encourage connectedness. Some initial ideas to jumpstart your creativity… the changing of the season, growth, rebirth and transitions, emerging from winter to experience longer days and more sunshine, etc.
The competition will run for six (6) weeks, starting today, March 15 and ending on April 26. The rules around entering the competition solo or as a team remain the same (aka either works as long as you only submit one world or game yourself!), so jump in and get building!
Ready to go? Check out the Creators Competition Hub located in Horizon Worlds. This will be the central space for you to learn more about the competition, meet other participants in the competition, and connect with collaborators.
Want more details? Take a closer look below:
 
Who? Anyone in the US or Canada (excluding Quebec) with access to Horizon Worlds who is interested in creating a spring-themed world or game.
What? The #SpringJam2022 will be focused on creating a new world or game around the theme of spring.
Prize structure:
  • 1st: $20K
  • 2nd: $15K
  • 3rd: $10K
  • 8 Special Awards: $5,000 (See official rules for full details on special awards)
  • 6 Honorable Mentions: $2,500
The owner of each winning world will receive a cash prize, with distribution of prize money to collaborators left up to their discretion.
When?
Competition starts TODAY - March 15, 2022
Submissions must be in by April 26 at 11:59 PM PT.
Where? Horizon Worlds… where else?!
 
Submission criteria
Submission must be a world or game built within Horizon Worlds that is focused around the theme of spring.
Submission must be an original creation of the creator (or include content that is in the public domain or that is provided to the creator by Meta specifically for use in the Contest) and must not otherwise include or reference the intellectual property (e.g., characters, music, sounds, logos, symbols, trademarked names and objects, “look and feel”) of any other person or entity.
Submissions must be unpublished prior to being submitted as part of the Contest and may not have been entered into any other contest, sweepstakes, promotion, or competition.
See Competition Terms and Conditions for additional submission criteria.
Submission instructions
  1. Publish your world and select the world tag #SpringJam2022
  2. Submit your world to this form, including:
    1. The category that best describes your submission: Game or Hangout World
    2. A short written description of your submission (up to 500 words) including what inspired you, how to play your game (if applicable), how many people your world / game can accommodate, and who you think this will appeal to;
    3. Attach a video (<5 minutes) showing us around your world or playing your game. The videos must be publicly viewable without requirement to enter a password.
    4. Usernames and email address of the Entrant(s) (either the individual creator or each member of the Team; in the event of a Team entry, the Representative will be considered the person who submits the form)
  3. World must be set to be discoverable.
  4. Make sure to publish your world and submit via the form before the deadline of April 26, 2022. Worlds that have been updated or republished after the deadline will be disqualified.
Please note: By using the competition tag (#SpringJam2022) on your world and/or submitting via the form, you accept our Official Rules.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Begins 9:30 AM PST on 3/15/2022; Ends 11:59:59PM PST on 4/26/2022. Open to legal res. of 50 US/D.C. + CA (minus Quebec), at least 18 and age of majority. To enter, Horizon users must publish an asset in Horizon Worlds and submit their asset via the submission form as set forth in the full rules. Total ARV of all prizes, up to $100,000. See OFFICIAL RULES here for additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions and complete details. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Meta Platforms, Inc., 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park, CA 94025.
 
FAQs
Q. What is the Competition Series?
A. The is a series of creator competitions to reward creators that are building the very best games, worlds, and mechanics in Horizon Worlds.
Q. What are the prizes?
A. Prize Structure
  • 1st place: $20,000
  • 2nd place: $15,000
  • 3rd place: $10,000
  • 8 Special Awards: $5,000 each
  • Up to 6 honorable mentions: $2,500 each
  • Total Prizes: $100,000
Q. May I work with a partner or team?
A. You have the option to collaborate with as many people on as many separate entries as you want, but we are only allowing one submission per creator; in other words, you can only submit one entry yourself. Prizes will be paid out to the creator that submitted via the form, to distribute to collaborators at their discretion.
Q. What are the important dates to keep in mind?
A. Start Date: March 15 at 9:30 AM PT
End Date: April 26 at 11:59 PM PT
Judging takes place: Week of May 2
Winners announced: Week of May 9
Q. Where can I go if I have questions about creating a mechanic for this challenge?
A. Please post your question to the Horizon Worlds Facebook Page or Horizon Worlds Community Group under the launch announcement.
Additionally, we have built the Creators Competitions Hub with all of the details of the competition and as a space to meetup with collaborators and/or other participants in the competition.
Q. How will the #SpringJam2022 winners be determined?
A. Entries will be evaluated based on the criteria listed in the Official Rules (Design & Functionality, Themes & Tones, New & Innovative, Social, as well as additional special awards categories) by a panel of experts from the Horizon team.
Q. Who will be the judges for this competition?
A. Several of the Horizon Worlds team members will be reviewing all entries.
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