Invent the future of premium voice content

And the winners are in!

Congratulations to all the winners! See their projects listed below.  Make sure to check out all of the other awesome submissions in the Gallery. We can't wait to see what everyone creates next.

Prize

Submission 

Grand Prize

Germany Skill Store Finalist

Fitnesscoach



US Skill Store Finalist

Bonus - Best Premium Game Category experience

Song Quiz

Japan Skill Store Finalist

USAGI MONOGATARI

UK Skill Store Finalist

Bonus - Best Subscription Product experience

Puzzler - Crossword of the Day



Bonus – Best Spanish Skill in the US with ISP

Wildcard Finalists

Don't waste food



Wildcard Finalists

Bonus - Best Multimodal experience with ISP

My Pet Cat



Wildcard Finalists

Pirate Island


Wildcard Finalists

Mein Strand - Der Strandmanager (Beach Manager)

Wildcard Finalists

Puzzle of the Day

Wildcard Finalists

My Rewards - Alexa Skill

Bonus - Best Agency-Developed Premium experience

Voice of the Day

Bonus - Best One-Time Purchase Product experience

My Pumpkin

Bonus - Best Consumables Product experience

Signs of Crime by Adonous Tech

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Prizes

$134,000 in prizes

Grand Prize

• USD $15,000
• Alexa Skills Challenge Trophy
• Selected from among the finalists

US Skill Store Finalist

• USD $10,000
• Invitation to ISP Finalist Summit in Seattle plus travel expenses paid
• Travel for up to 2 members of the team (see rules for details)

Germany Skill Store Finalist

• USD $10,000
• Invitation to ISP Finalist Summit in Seattle plus travel expenses paid
• Travel for up to 2 members of the team (see rules for details)

Japan Skill Store Finalist

• USD $10,000
• Invitation to ISP Finalist Summit in Seattle plus travel expenses paid
• Travel for up to 2 members of the team (see rules for details)

UK Skill Store Finalist

• USD $10,000
• Invitation to ISP Finalist Summit in Seattle plus travel expenses paid
• Travel for up to 2 members of the team (see rules for details)

Wildcard Finalists (6)

• USD $5,000
• Invitation to ISP Finalist Summit in Seattle plus travel expenses paid
• Travel for up to 2 members of the team (see rules for details)

Bonus - Best Premium Game Category experience

• USD $3,000

Bonus - Best Agency-Developed Premium experience

(Organizations such as traditional and digital advertising agencies, consultants, innovators, tool creators, global holding companies, and developer partners)
• USD $3,000

Bonus - Best One-Time Purchase Product experience

• USD $3,000

Bonus - Best Subscription Product experience

• USD $3,000

Bonus - Best Consumables Product experience

• USD $3,000

Bonus - Best Multimodal experience with ISP

• USD $3,000

Bonus – Best Spanish Skill in the US with ISP

• USD $3,000

Participation Prize (US Participants) (200)

• $50 USD delivered via Amazon.com digital gift card

Participation Prize (International Participants) (200)

$50 USD delivered via PayPal

Bonus Participation Prize (US Participants) (100)

100 winners - $40 Amazon.com Gift Card

Bonus Participation Prize (International Participants) (100)

100 winners - $40 cash value
$40 USD delivered via PayPal

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Eligibility: The competition will welcome submitters from around the globe. However individuals or organizations may be disqualified due to product availability and restrictions. Residents and organizations based in India are not currently eligible to participate. To learn more about ISP availability in different regions and countries, you can read our documentation here. See Rules and Resources for further details.

Submissions to Devpost must include a video demonstration and written detailed description of the skill and the in-skill product(s), including the name of the premium content offerings and instructions for judges how to invoke and access the premium content. 

Additional Eligibility Details:

  • Individuals, and teams of individuals, must be 18 years or older to participate, or have reached the legal age in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry
  • The competition will welcome submitters from around the globe. However individuals or organizations may be disqualified due to product availability and restrictions. Residents and organizations based inBrazil, Quebec, India, or any country, state, province or territory where the laws of the United States or local law prohibits participating or receiving a prize in the Competition (including, but not limited to Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Syria and any other country designated by the United States Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control

Requirements

Submission Package: A skill description, video demo, and other information must be submitted on the Devpost website by November 12th at 5:00pm EST to be considered. For a complete list of requirements, see the Official Rules.

Certification: All skills must be submitted to the Alexa Skill Store by November 12th at 5:00pm EST and PASS certification by December 6th at 5:00pm EST.

NEW: Bonus Extension Period:
Submit a second eligible skill by November 26th at 5:00pm EST to one of the four Skill Stores and complete the form here: https://alexaisp.devpost.com/details/bonus for a chance at Bonus Participation Prize ($40 USD value). NOTE: Bonus Extension skills are NOT eligible for any other prizes.

NEW: Certification:
All skills entered during the Bonus Extension Period must be submitted to the Alexa Skill Store by November 26th at 5:00pm EST and PASS certification by December 6th at 5:00pm EST.

 

Main Requirement: Build and publish a new skill, or update an existing skill, with In-Skill Purchasing that offers premium paid content for customers and is available for purchase. If an existing skill, submitters will be required to have integrated ISP during the submission period. Existing skills that already integrated ISP will NOT be eligible.  Skills must be published in at least one of the Skill Stores that currently support ISP: United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and/or Japan.

NOTES:

  • Skills must integrate In-Skill Purchasing be published in countries where In-Skill Purchasing is available. Currently, ISP is available in the US, United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan skill stores.
  • Be a new or existing Alexa skill. If existing, submitters will be required to have integrated ISP during the submission period. Existing skills that already integrated ISP will NOT be eligible.
  • All submitters must complete the tax identify form and add bank account information to publish an ISP skill.
  • All submissions must include a demonstration video of the entry and of the in-skill product(s) available for purchase. Submissions to Devpost must include a detailed description of the skill and the in-skill product(s).
  • Submitted skills should support the utterance “What can I buy?” that directs customers and judges to the in-skill products available for purchase
  • Submission materials must be in English [or provide an English translation]
  • Be substantially different from any other app submitted by the same submitter/team/organization
  • Be the original work of the submitter, be solely owned by the submitter, and not violate the IP rights of any other person or entity

Judges

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of qualified judges.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of qualified judges.

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the idea and premium offering
    (Including the uniqueness, creativity, and ingenuity of the voice-first premium experience.)
  • Quality of the user experience
    (Including the offer upsell and purchase experience, whether the digital product performs as expected, ease of premium content discovery, and more.)
  • Potential impact of the idea
    (Including the extent to which the skill is widely useful, earning potential, capability for growing a business, might be customizable, ability to be extended into other scenarios, etc.)
  • Quality of the Submission Package
    (Including the quality of the description, video demo, and any other materials submitted to Devpost.)

themes

  • Gaming
  • Voice skills