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One week left to deadline - keep going!

There’s only one week left to enter your submission to the Alexa Skills Challenge: Beyond VoiceDon’t wait until the last minute - submissions are due November 17 before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

Review the Amazon Alexa Policy Testing guidelines to make sure your skill complies with all content guidelines. A common mistake is to provide an invocation name that does not meet the invocation name requirements.

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your project meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a primer on how the submission form works? Head over to our submission form tutorial

Prepare your video

Don’t forget: Your required submission video must include a demo of your working application via a step-by-step visual demo and include #AmazonAlexaBeyondVoiceChallenge on the video page. This can be in the title, in the video itself, or in the video description text. If you need some help getting started, check out our video-making tips!

Pro Tip: Don't wait until the last minute to upload your video. Due to file size, format, and your Internet connection, uploading a video to Facebook Video, YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku could take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.  We cannot stress this enough!  There have been many times a submission becomes ineligible due to errors with video rendering and uploading.

 

You are almost to the finish line!

Questions?

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.