Creators Awards

Are you a vlogger, filmmaker or VR pioneer? Share your whole story in 360—
and show the world what’s possible with virtual reality.

How To Enter
See official rules here
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Create what you love

Show us what you’re passionate about, from travel to tech. No matter what you want to capture, there’s a category that’s right for your content. 

Sport

Show us how you get in the game

Travel

Capture every adventure

Gaming

Immerse yourself in other worlds

Music

Go backstage and on stage

Culinary

Find your culinary expression

Fashion

Look beyond the runway and the rack

Auto

Take on the open road

Causes

Expose the issues that matter

Science & tech

Discover the next big thing

4D experience

Break the fourth wall

Your prize

In each category, three short-listed finalists will receive:

  • A seat at the exclusive Creators Awards ceremony
  • Access to an invitation-only master class
    with pro VR filmmakers
  • A flight to New York City, including accommodations
    for two nights

One grand prize winner from each category will receive:

  • A $10,000 cash prize along with the above short-listed prizes
See official rules here
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Get Inspired

Discover 360° videos on Samsung VR.

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Get Inspiration for the Samsung Creators Awards - 360 degree video contest vidcon 2016 film competition
Get Inspiration for the Samsung Creators Awards - 360 degree video contest vidcon 2016 film competition
Get Inspiration for the Samsung Creators Awards - 360 degree video contest vidcon 2016 film competition
Get Inspiration for the Samsung Creators Awards - 360 degree video contest vidcon 2016 film competition

Share the whole story.

Record above, below and around you. Get the Gear 360 camera to submit your work to the Creators Awards.

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Relive every moment in VR.

Put yourself in the scene. After trimming your content with the Galaxy Note7, you can turn your experience into virtual reality with the Gear VR headset.

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Gear VR

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How to enter

Use the form below to learn about submitting your content to the Creators Awards.

06/22
Contest
Opens

09/30
Submission
Deadline

10/28
Awards
Ceremony

The submission period for the Causes genre ends on 08/31. All others end 09/30.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • 1. I do not live in the USA. Am I still eligible to submit an entry?

    Sadly not. This competition is only open to residents of the USA. [We hope to expand the competition to other countries around the world soon.]
  • 2. How do I enter?

    a. Fill out the form above to receive more detailed information.
    b. After you have made your film and converted it you will need to upload the video to Samsung VR by creating an account, or logging in to an existing account at http://samsungvr.com/portal.
  • 3. Can I enter content that I have previously created?

    No. Entries must be new content created especially for this competition.
  • 4. I already own a 360 camera. Do I have to purchase Samsung Gear 360 to participate?

    No. You can use any high-quality 360  camera.
  • 5. How do I upload my entry?

    a. Log into your account at http://samsungvr.com/portal to upload.
    b. The video will need to meet the technical specifications detailed here: https://samsungvr.com/portal/content/content_specs.
    c. Entries must be completed with the following information: a title and a description including the tag of #CreatorsAwards01, and one genre tag from #Sport, #Travel, #Gaming, #Music, #Culinary, #Fashion, #Auto, #Science, #4D or #Causes.
    d. Stereoscopic type should be set to None, audio should be set as appropriate, and the video should be set to public.
  • 6. Can I enter by sending a link to my entry to creators@samsung.com?

    No. To keep the competition open and fair, we only accept entries through the official entry system at http://samsungvr.com/portal.
  • 7. What are the competition genres?

    Sport, Travel, Gaming, Music, Culinary, Fashion, Auto, Science & Tech, 4D Experience and Causes.
  • 8. Do I have to pick a genre?

    Yes. All entries will be judged according to the genre they have been entered in to.
  • 9. Can I enter multiple videos into the competition.

    Yes, you may enter multiple videos into the competition, [but you can only have a single entry in each genre]
  • 10. Can I enter a single video into multiple genres?

    No. You can only enter each video into a single genre.
  • 11. When is the deadline for entries?

    a. For Causes the contest ends on August 31, 2016, at 11:59 PM ET.
    b. For Sport, Travel, Gaming, Music, Culinary, Fashion, Auto, Science & Tech, and 4D Experience the contest ends on September 30, 2016, at 11:59 PM ET.
  • 12. Who are the judges?

    The judges will be a selection of industry experts and creative masters. We will formally announce them soon.
  • 13. How will the entries be judged?

    Each entry will be judged on 4 different criteria: Genre Suitability, Creativity, Technical Quality and Storytelling.
  • 14. What are the prizes?

    There are two prizes. The top 3 entries in each genre will be invited to New York, with travel and accommodation included, for a 360° filmmaking masterclass and the Creators Awards show. At the award show the winner of each genre will be announced and receive their prize of $10,000.
  • 15. When will the winners be announced?

    At the Creators Awards show on the October 21, 2016.
  • 16. When and where is the masterclass and award show?

    On October 28, 2016 at Samsung 837 in New York.
  • 17. What is the masterclass?

    a. The masterclass will feature an expert guest giving a keynote presentation and hosting a workshop (format TBC) followed by Q&A session and a tour of the 837 facility.
    b. The masterclass will be followed by a drinks reception and the award show where the winners are announced and prizes awarded.

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