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Announcing our XR Hackathon Winners

Thanks to everyone who tuned into our XR Hackathon winners announcement on Meta for Developers earlier today!

We were thrilled to host another virtual, immersive XR Hackathon following the exciting announcements at this year’s Connect event. Over the course of two weeks, we invited global developers and creators to come together and build XR solutions across two innovative product areas - Spark AR and Presence Platform.

Since the hackathon concluded, our judges have been carefully reviewing the submissions. The level of creativity and innovation in this hackathon has been unmatched from previous competitions, and we are proud to showcase the winning projects on our platform.

SPARK AR TRACK 1 WINNERS: GROUP AR EFFECTS

The Spark AR Track 1 challenge asked creators to create AR video calling effects that have interactive elements that can help people feel as though they’re closer together, despite distance.

First place ($55,000 USD)
Don't Smile

Second place ($40,000 USD)
Draw&Guess Multiplayer

Third place ($25,000 USD)
Take the Stage

Honorable mention ($10,000 USD)
Tile Swapping Puzzle
Disrupter3000
Monstris
frenMaker -- True Connection Between People

For this track, we evaluated projects by those who had beta access separately. The winners of the Beta group are as follows:

First place ($55,000 USD)
Boulder Roller

Second place ($40,000 USD)
QUIZ GAME

Third place ($25,000 USD)
Guess the Food

Honorable mention ($10,000 USD)
Hot Slug AR Game
Kitty Crew
Draw Together
Striker 2022

SPARK AR TRACK 2 WINNERS: HAND & BODY TRACKING PERFORMANCE AR EFFECTS

The Spark AR Track 2 challenge asked creators to leverage hand & body tracking enhancement capabilities to create innovative content.

First place ($55,000 USD)
Pose Panic

Second place ($40,000 USD)
Wish Wash

Third place ($25,000 USD)
Theremin

Honorable mention ($10,000 USD)
Air Jam Guitar
Prism
Anomaly
Green City

Regional Winners ($10,000 USD)
Asia-Pacific: AR Heart Sounds Tool
North America: ROCKSTAR
Latin America: BoDyGaMe
Europe, the Middle East and Africa:  Stunt Doubles
India: Whack-A-Mole

PRESENCE PLATFORM TRACK 1 WINNERS:

The Presence Platform Track 1 challenge asked creators to experiment with publicly available Presence Platform SDKs, including Passthrough SDK, Voice SDK, Hand SDK.

First place ($55,000 USD)
Easely

Second place ($40,000 USD)
Rehabilination

Third place ($25,000 USD)
STARGAZER

Honorable mention ($10,000 USD)
Helpy - Virtual Assistant
Guess That Country: A Gameshow
SAVING LIFE - FIRE SAFETY
Hackathon_Immersive_RPG

Huge congratulations to these Spark AR and Presence Platform creators! Thank you for inspiring us to continue to keep building and growing together. To learn more about integrating with Meta products, check out our Meta for Developers and Spark AR websites and be sure to follow the Meta for Developers page to stay up to date about the latest programs and competitions focusing on AR, AI, and more.

Thanks and congratulations to all the winners and participants!

An earlier version of this post incorrectly listed the winners. The correct winners were announced during the livestream on 12/7 at 10am PT and are now listed above. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.