Frequently Asked Questions

This doc goes over commonly asked questions for the Mona 3D Asset Buildathon...

Who can participate in the Buildathon? Are there any age or experience requirements?

Anyone aged 18 and over, regardless of experience level, is welcome to participate. We encourage both beginners and seasoned 3D artists to join.

What are the dates and deadlines for the Buildathon?

The Buildathon starts on January 9th, 2024 and ends on March 3rd, 2024. Judging dates, and the award ceremony schedule will be available soon.

Why are there technical requirements for submissions?

Technical requirements (including adherence to specified poly count, texture resolution, material count, etc) ensure objects will work well and run smoothly in a browser setting. Detailed specifications can be found above.

Can I submit more than one time? If so, how many?

Yes, you can submit as many times as you’d like to multiple categories, but you can only win once in a main category. Community awards are given separately.

Blender, Unity, and other related 3D modeling tools are recommended.

Are there any resources or support available for participants during the Buildathon?

Yes, resources like the Mona Crash Course and are always available, along with support on our Discord.

How will the submitted 3D objects be judged? What are the criteria?

Judging will be based on creativity and originality, technical execution, aesthetic appeal, and functionality, with a big emphasis on optimization. Each category is allocated a set number of points.

What is the prizing structure?

Prizes are split between Technical Categories (15 prizes) and Community Engagement/ Involvement Categories (11 prizes).

Prizes total $10,000, spread across the various categories. Winners will be determined based on the judging criteria and points scored.

Modular Objects Category

  • Grand Prize: $1,400

  • Top Prize: $800

  • Notable Prize: $425

  • Honorable Mention: $275 each x2

Furniture/Props Category

  • Grand Prize: $1,400

  • Top Prize: $800

  • Notable Prize: $425

  • Honorable Mention: $275 each x2

Center Piece Objects Category

  • Grand Prize: $1,400

  • Top Prize $800

  • Notable Prize: $425

  • Honorable Mention: $275 each x2

Community Engagement/ Involvement Category

  • Most Helpful Community Member: $50 (Awarded up to 6 times)

  • Best Progress Share: $50 (Awarded up to 5 times)

Does Mona acquire any rights over the winning 3D objects?

Mona will acquire the rights to all winning entries to be usable in upcoming Mona feature releases. Creators will receive due credit for their work.

Will Participants receive feedback on their submissions?

While individual feedback for each submission may not be possible, general feedback and learning points will be shared during the event.

Can individuals located outside of the United States participate? Are there any region-specific rules?

International participants are welcome. There are no region-specific rules, however, all participants must adhere to the general terms and conditions.

How can I provide feedback about the Buildathon experience?

Feedback can be provided via a post-event survey, on our Discord, or emailing

Are there any guidelines for using AI technology in asset creation?

Yes! We welcome and encourage AI technology in builds. We only ask that if AI technology is used, participants must provide a detailed account of its role in their submission.

What measures are in place to ensure fairness and transparency in the judging process?

The Buildathon employs a point-based judging system and a panel of unbiased experts to ensure fairness and transparency.

Can I submit old work to this Buildathon?

Only new creations can be submitted to the 3D Object Buildathon. Feel free to take inspirations from old works, however!

Where can I read Mona's Terms & Conditions

Check them out here.

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