Calling all developers: get ready to build your next masterpiece with Snap Kit!

Snap Kit is a collection of developer tools built by Snap, which help third-party apps connect with an audience of millions of daily Snapchatters. Through integrations with Snapchat’s best features, app developers have been able to quickly grow and engage with new and existing users from all over the world.

Over the past two years, we’ve been overwhelmed by the extraordinary experiences the Snap Developer community has built using our tools. YOLO's foundational use of Creative, Bitmoji, and Login Kit helped to turn it into an app that millions of people use. Squad and Triller's use of Story Kit and Creative Kit enabled sharing to and from their respective app experiences. The HAGS app also made an extraordinary difference in the lives of students by allowing friends to connect and sign yearbooks with Bitmoji, even if they can’t do it in person.

We’re calling on you to build something great, using at least one of our many Snap Kit developer tools. That’s why this challenge is searching for the best uses of Snap Kit in the following categories:

 Best Use of Dynamic Lenses
There’s no better way to share on Snapchat than with engaging AR Lenses. We can’t wait to see what you do with Creative Kit’s newest feature.

 Best Use of Bitmoji
People have a deep connection with their Bitmoji Avatar. Show us how your app can best utilize Bitmoji stickers as a form of identity and expression!

 Best Design
A lot can be said with great design. This award will go to the app that puts aesthetics and user experience at the forefront of their development using Snap Kit. We want your app to give us goosebumps!

 Innovation Award
We want to see your creativity truly shine through for this prize. Build something we could never have seen coming.

 Best Overall Use of Snap Kit
This one is all-encompassing. Any of the publicly accessible Snap Kit products are fair game. This trophy will go to the best use of one or more Snap Kit tools to create an experience worth loving.

The submission deadline is October 5. The best app in each category will receive a $1,000 prize with the chance to pitch the Snap team for the $5,000 grand prize (and some major bragging rights).

Register for the competition here to get started. Then you can head over to SnapKit.com and sign up for a Snap Kit Developer account. The full list of rules can be found here. 

Happy building!

View full rules

Prizes

$10,000 in prizes

Best Use of Dynamic Lenses

• $1000 USD
• Promotion on a Blogpost on the Snap Kit website

Runner Up - Best Use of Dynamic Lenses

• Promotion on a Blogpost on the Snap Kit website

Best Use of Bitmoji

• $1000 USD
• Promotion on a Blogpost on the Snap Kit website

Runner Up - Best Use of Bitmoji

• Promotion on a Blogpost on the Snap Kit website

Best Design

• $1000 USD
• Promotion on a Blogpost on the Snap Kit website

Runner Up - Best Design

• Promotion on a Blogpost on the Snap Kit website

Innovation Award

• $1000 USD
• Promotion on a Blogpost on the Snap Kit website

Runner Up - Innovation Award

• Promotion on a Blogpost on the Snap Kit website

Best Overall Use of Snap Kit

• $1000 USD
• Promotion on a Blogpost on the Snap Kit website

Runner Up - Best Overall Use of Snap Kit

• Promotion on a Blogpost on the Snap Kit website

Pitch Contest Winner

Category prize winners will be invited to pitch to the judges via virtual meeting. Based on this pitch, the judges will select the Pitch Contest Winner.

• $5000 USD
• Promotion on a Blogpost on the Snap Kit website

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Individuals, and teams of individuals, must have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry.

See full rules for further restrictions.

Requirements

Main Requirement: Build (or update) software using Snap Kit that fits in one of the below categories.

  • Best Use of Dynamic Lenses: All eligible submissions built using the Creative Kit SDK with a Lens Attachment have a chance to win.
  • Best Use of Bitmoji: All eligible submissions built using the Bitmoji Kit SDK have a chance to win.
  • Best Design: All eligible submissions have a chance to win.
  • Innovation Award: All eligible submissions have a chance to win
  • Best Overall Use of Snap Kit: All eligible submissions have a chance to win.

 

Submit the following assets: 

  1. A 3-minute demo video (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku). Your video should include a complete walkthrough of your app and an explanation of your app's integration of Snap Kit, features, and functionality. 
  2. A link to your app integration if published.

Judges

Alston Cheek

Alston Cheek
Platform Partnerships Director

Ashley Mojie Goldstein

Ashley Mojie Goldstein
Platform Partnerships Manager

Gervis Cash

Gervis Cash
Platform Partnerships Sr. Manager

Matt Cano

Matt Cano
Platform Partnerships Sr. Manager

Massey Morris

Massey Morris
Product Marketing Manager, Bitmoji

Patrick Mandia

Patrick Mandia
Platform Lead

Rai Hsu

Rai Hsu
Brand Integrity and Customer Advocacy Lead, Bitmoji

Seema Puthyapurayil

Seema Puthyapurayil
Partner Engineering Manager

Judging Criteria

  • Utility
    Is this something that Snapchatters will want to use?
  • Creativity
    How creative and unique is this integration?
  • Design: UX & UI
    The app's overall design and user experience.