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.]
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
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org?
No. To keep the competition open and fair, we only accept entries through the official entry system at
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.
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.
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.