Facebook Community Challenge 2020 for Developers Worldwide (US$133,000 Cash Prize)

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Developers are invited to compete locally within one of the seven outlined regions of (i) North America, (ii) Latin America, (iii) the Asia Pacific, (iv) India, (v) Sub Saharan Africa, (vi) Middle East/North Africa, and (vii) Europe. Each of the regional winners will continue to the next phase of the Global Challenge.

Application Deadline: 26th October, 2020 5:00pm EDT

Eligible Regions: 7 regions:(i) North America, (ii) Latin America, (iii) the Asia Pacific, (iv) India, (v) Sub Saharan Africa, (vi) Middle East/North Africa, and (vii) Europe.

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About the Award: This time around, we’re inviting participants to go a step beyond building software solutions by creating tutorials about the code they’ve created. Winners are eligible to receive up to US$133,000 in cash prizes, Oculus VR headsets and fully credited amplification of their tutorials to millions of other developers across Facebook’s ecosystem.

We’re also broadening the products that competing innovators can build with, now spanning Open Source technologies including Docusaurus, Hack, Pytorch, React and React Native, as well as Messenger, Spark AR and Wit.ai.

Within each of these products, we see enormous opportunity for you and your teammates to connect, learn and build together, all while sharing your journey step-by-step through immersive tutorials for fellow tech enthusiasts.

Type: Entrepreneurship, Contest


  • Build software applications that help bring communities together and use at least one Facebook developer product.
  • To compete for optional bonus prizes, developers are invited to build solutions across one of the three community categories (i) bridge on and offline experiences; (ii) build and grow community; and (iii) drive engaging communities.

Selection Criteria:

  • Quality of the Tutorial (30%)
    Includes creativity and originality of the idea (the tutorial has not have been written before). How helpful is this tutorial to developers and does it provide best practices for Open Source development.
  • Implementation of Facebook products (30%)
    Includes how many Facebook product (s) and features (s) are used and how well are they implemented in the sample software solution and showcased in the tutorial.
  • Clarity (20%)
    Includes how easy the tutorial is to follow along for the intended audience (beginner or advanced developer).
  • Relevance (20%)
    Includes what’s the usability/impact the tutorial has in helping the intended audience learn the skills to build other projects and address real world problems.

Value and Number of Awards: $133,000 in prizes

Global First Place – English Tutorial for Beginners

  •  $10,000 USD
  • Oculus headset (ARV: $399USD; 1 per individual, 4 max per Org or Team)

 Global Second Place – English Tutorial for Beginners

• $7,000 USD

Global First Place – English Tutorial for Advanced

  • $10,000 USD
  • Oculus headset (ARV: $399USD; 1 per individual, 4 max per Org or Team)

 Global Second Place – English Tutorial for Advanced

  • $7,000 USD

Regional – English Tutorial for Beginners (21)

  • $2,000 USD

Regional – English Tutorial for Advanced (21)

  • $2,000 USD

 Local Language – Tutorial for Beginners (5)

  •  $1,500 USD

Local Language – Tutorial for Advanced (5)

  • $1,500 USD

How to Apply:

Create a step-by-step written tutorial that demonstrates the use of one or more features of any of the technologies below.

In your tutorial, use Open Source sample code from your newly built solution or use a solution that you’ve built in the past. If you are using an existing solution, be sure it works with the latest version of the products being used.  

Curious to learn more about beginner versus advanced tutorials? Visit our Resources page

Submit the following assets:


  • Written tutorial on GitHub (max 4000 words): The written portion of the tutorial must include citations wherever necessary (e.g. code inspiration). Tutorials and provided code must be Open Source and hosted on a publicly accessible GitHub repository.
  • Sampled Software on GitHub: A link to the publicly available Open Source software code that was used as a basis of the tutorial.
  • Walkthrough Video (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku): Your video should be 2 minutes long and serve as a walkthrough of your tutorial.
  • MIT license: Include MIT Open Source licensing in your GitHub repository.


  • Not required – Additional video: Entries may also contain a comprehensive video tutorial (maximum length: thirty (30) minutes). 

We can’t wait to see what our global developer community builds! #DevCChallenge

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