Design an VRM Avatar for use across the Metaverse.
We are looking for avatars designed around one or more of the following categories:
Avatars For Fashion. Design gathering spaces to meet & share big ideas.
Avatars Created with AI. Design an Avatar assisted by AI-generated imagery.
Avatars Inspired by Communities. Create an Avatar based off an existing community or PFP projects, bringing characters like Bored Apes to life.
There is $10,000 of prize money up for grabs. The top 15 Avatars will be minted as NFT and purchased for the following prize amounts:
1 Grand Prize of $2,000, a fashion prize, ai-inspired prize, and a Community design prize each of $1,000.
Additionally, there are 10 bonus prizes totaling $4,000, including most technical avatar ($500), best non-humanoid ($500), Memevatar ($500), the Halloween Prize ($500) and 6 creator prizes of $250.
The judging will be centered around the design of Avatars, but the aesthetic interpretation is where you can let your imagination run free.
The VRM Avatar Challenge will be judged by a panel of industry experts, that will be announced in September.
The VRM challenge brings together community and community leaders to explore identity and freedom in the metaverse. In a unique judging format, each category is ‘chaired’ by a community leader judge who guides their fellow judges through the process - facilitating the selections. The group then gives a (short) statement about their process and their choices.
All entries must be received by midnight EST on October 16th, 2022. All entries received after this date will not be considered.
The winners will be announced and published in October 2022.
What is an Avatar?
An Avatar is a form of digital identity in virtual worlds.
VRM is a platform-independent file format designed for use with 3D characters and avatars in the modern metaverse landscape.
Builders can model avatars using their existing 3d modeling workflow, in tools such as Blender, or Gravity Sketch, then export them as VRMs to use across the metaverse.
Final submissions are in the form of the VRM file format which can be easily uploaded across the Metaverse.
All entries will be submitted are owned by the designers themselves, the winning entries will be purchased.
Submission must be built during the challenge dates. Check out the Rules & Code of Conduct for more information.
A full outline of the process including easy to follow tutorials are available in the documentation found here.