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New Year Lensathon

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New Year Lensathon is an Augmented Reality Lens creation challenge, for anyone and everyone. After a roller-coaster year, New Year is finally coming with bundles of joy and hopes. Attend hands-on training workshops on Snap's Lens Studio, develop scintillating AR Lens on the lines of New Year and stand a chance to win exclusive cash prizes and assured Snap Goodies.

Date: 11-Dec-2021 to 28-Dec-2021 Prize Pool of: INR 1.90 Lakh
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New Year Lensathon WINNERS
2nd AR Bootcamp
1st Place Winner

Gayathri Shri

2nd AR Bootcamp
2nd Place Winner

Altaha Ansari

2nd AR Bootcamp
3rd Place Winner

Karishma Katiyar

2nd AR Bootcamp
Track Winner
Track 1:
2021- The Year in Rewind

Pankti Fadia

2nd AR Bootcamp
Track Winner
Track 2:
2022- New Year, New Beginnings

Jasnoor Singh


Top 61 Lenses

Overview

New Year Lensathon is an online Augmented Reality (AR) Lens Creation Challenge, conducted by Snap India, powered by Hack2Skill for people from across India. Participants will explore AR, develop scintillating AR lenses using Snap's Lens Studio platform, and participants would have an opportunity to get Snap goodies, certificates, and cash prizes.

New Year Lensathon is open to everyone, whether you are a student, developer, working professional, or freelancer, and are welcome to participate in the New Year Lensathon. The competition will focus on creating amazing AR Experiences using Lens Studio - Snap’s AR Creation platform exploring multiple tools like 2D and 3D, Segmentation, Visual Effects, and more to create Snapchat Lenses.

By participating in the New Year Lensathon, you will also stand a chance to win cash prizes from a pool of INR 1.90 Lakh, Snap goodies or certificates for your participation.

During the New Year Lensathon, the Snap India team along with the Mentors from Hack2Skill will conduct a series of Bootcamps to provide Hands-on Training on Snap's Lens Studio. Participants will have the opportunity of resolving their queries during, and also after the boot camps by connecting with the mentors over the discussion channels.

New Year Lensathon not only provides you with an opportunity to unleash your creativity and create spectacular AR lenses, but it also gives you a chance to deep dive into the process of developing AR lenses and get hands-on experience in Snap's Lens Studio.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend live boot camps in order to learn the basics as well as advanced lessons on the usage of Snap's Lens Studio, and knowledge sessions by industry experts from the Snap India team to get their queries resolved.

New Year Lensathon is all about having a fun-filled experience creating out-of-the-box, fantastic lenses from the comfort of your home while upskilling yourself with the prospering technology of Augmented Reality.


Themes:

There are two tracks for the New Year Lensathon.

You can chose to create Lenses on either of the themes-

  • 2021:The year in Rewind -

    • It’s time to extract the best moments of self-learning and growth from the experiences of 2021 and curate an AR Lens describing the same.

    • The Lens could also revolve around how you are celebrating 2021 on New Year’s Eve. Imagine a Countdown Lens or a Virtual Confetti or Sharing your greetings of prosperity, happiness, success via a Lens.

    • Develop an AR Lens to revisit your childhood memories associated with New Year celebrations in your family and your friends.

    • Other inspirations could involve how New Year’s is celebrated in your area / town / city.

2022:New Year, New Beginnings -

  • To mark the commencement of a new year, create an AR Lens revolving around the resolutions you plan to make this year or what you expect from 2022.

  • Your 2022 Lens can also be a resolutions game Lens that friends can select what are their top resolutions for the New Year and share it with friends and family.

Excited, but confused where to begin?
Download Lens Studio

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Tutorials on Lens Studio

Get inspiration from the below Snap Lenses and get inspired to build you own Lenses on Lens Studio

Snap to Unlock Lens

Be you

by Sarati and Robin.Dela

Snap to Unlock Lens

BubbleBobble

by Stencil Profane

Snap to Unlock Lens

Cartoon Bear

by Clara Bacou

Snap to Unlock Lens

ZipZap

by Helen Breznik

Prizes

1st

1st Place Winner

INR 75,000

+ Snap Goodies

2nd

2nd Place Winner

INR 50,000

+ Snap Goodies

3rd

3rd Place Winner

INR 25,000

+ Snap Goodies

  • Most Creative Lens in each of the two tracks - INR 20,000 + Snap Goodies

  • Top 50 Lenses - Snap Goodies

  • 1 Lens Submission - Participation Certificate

Theme

The themes for New Year Lensathon revolve around New Year 2022 and are as follows-

  • 2021:The year in Rewind- The year has been a rollercoaster for most of us. It’s time to extract the best moments of self-learning and growth from the experiences of 2021 and curate an AR Lens describing the same.

  • 2022:New Year, New Beginnings -

    • To mark the commencement of a new year, create an AR Lens revolving around the resolutions you plan to make this year.

    • Develop an AR Lens to revisit your childhood memories associated with new year celebrations in your family and with your friends, describing your traditional way of marking the beginning of the new year.

Timeline

The lens Submission portal is open from 11.12.21 - 28.12.21.

The participants can submit their lenses anytime between the given time period.

Speakers

Lakshya Malu

Snap India

Pradeepa Anandhi

AR Creator

kavin K.

XR/AR Creator

Jury

Nae

Designation, Company

Nae

Designation, Company

Nae

Designation, Company

Prizes

1st

1st Position

INR 75,000

+ Snapchat Goodies

2nd

2nd Position

INR 50,000

+ Snapchat Goodies

3rd

3rd Position

INR 25,000

+ Snapchat Goodies

  • Most creative lens under each theme- 20,000 + Goodies

  • Top 50 Lens- Honorable Mention- Snapchat Goodies

  • 1 Lens Submission- Snapchat T- shirt + Participation Certificate

Resources

Don’t have any prior knowledge about AR and Snap's Lens Studio? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Here are a bunch of resources that will come in handy and serve as helpful for creating your first AR Lens on Snap's Lens Studio.

Download Snap's Lens Studio - Download Here . Once you have downloaded the Studio, explore the platform and you will find a bunch of other resources that will come in handy while creating AR Lens.

Guides - Read Guide

YouTube Channel - Watch Here

Lens Studio Overview - Watch Here

Lens Studio Beginner Lenses - Watch Here

Support and Forum - Click Here

How it works

Follow the steps mentioned below to participate in the New Year Lensathon and stand a chance to win exclusive Snap goodies and cash prizes.

  • STEP 1:

    Register for New Year Lensathon here - After registration, you will be redirected to your personalized dashboard.

  • STEP 2:

    Download Lens Studio

  • STEP 3:

    Explore the given resources to get the hang of the Lens Studio and attend the upcoming workshops. Once you have downloaded the Studio, explore the platform and you will find a bunch of other resources that will come in handy while creating AR Lens.

  • STEP 4:

    Visit Snap AR Channel: View Channel

    Lens Studio Overview - Watch Here

    Lens Studio Beginner Lenses - Watch Here

    Guides - Click Here

    Support and Forum - Click Here

    Create AR Lens on Snap's Lens Studio on the lines of given themes and submit it under the submission guidelines of Lens Studio and Terms & Conditions of the competition.

    Sit back, share your lens with friends and family, and wait for the results!

Discussion

Whether you are used to building with Lens Studio or trying it for the first time, you might hit a speed breaker while creating your Lens.

We have set up a few paths to reach out to mentors to help you resolve your queries

  • Shoot an email to us at support@hack2skill.com

  • Join Discussion Zone - Click Here to interact with more than one mentor at a time and fellow creators to get inspiration and effectively solve your doubts.

Partners

Academic / Community Partners

FAQ

New Year Lensathon is open to everyone including students, working professionals, technologists, freelancers, and the professional developer community. Participants must be a citizen of India and 13+ years in age.

There is no participation fee.

You can sbumit your best 5 lenses.

No, Team participations are not acceptable for Lensathon.

Participants can submit their lenses throughout the duration of New Year Lensathon. The Lens Submission is open from 11.12.21- 28.12.21

  • Follow this tutorial to successfully submit your lens via Lens Studio

  • Once your Lens is submitted, approved, and live by Snap share the Lens ID and your Lens Link in the challenge dashboard .

Yes, participants can make edits to their lenses after submitting to H2S as well. However, you won’t be able to make edits to your lenses post 28th December. To update your Lens or submit a new version of the same follow this tutorial to make changes - https://lensstudio.snapchat.com/guides/submission/submitting-your-lens/

Discussion Zone

Whether you are used to playing with Snap's Lens Studio or trying your hands on it for the first time, you might hit a speed breaker in the path of creating a dynamic AR Lens. Join the discussion to interact with mentors, clear your doubts, and get inspired by fellow participants. Gain insights and feedbacks from mentors who will help you grab the cash prize for New Year Lensathon.

Join the discussion
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