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Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left to enter your submission to the Alexa Skills Challenge: Beyond VoiceSubmissions are due November 17 before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.)  And if you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the Slack Channel, the Resources Tab and your “to-do” list for more info to help you get started.

Submission checklist

Run through this list before you sit back from your project:

  • Are you submitting a functioning Alexa skill that goes beyond voice and uses APL for Audio (beta), APL, motion and sensing APIs OR Alexa Web API for Games?
  • Have you created a submission video? Does your video meet the competition guidelines? Have you added the hashtag #AmazonAlexaBeyondVoiceChallenge on the video page?  (See our video-making best practices.)
  • Review the Amazon Alexa Policy Testing guidelines to make sure your skill complies.
  • Did you submit your skill for certification? Remember: All skills must be submitted to the Alexa Skill Store in any of the Alexa locales by November 17th, 2020 5 PM EST and PASS certification by December 11th, 2020 5 PM EST.

Be sure to read through the official rules more than once. Or better yet, have a friend or colleague provide a second pair of eyes to make sure you didn’t miss anything.

Good luck!


If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum and join the competition Slack groupThe Alexa team is here to support you! Check out the full schedule of events.