Hello VRChatters!

Join us for this year's Halloween Contest, Spookality! Last year's was a blast, with hundreds of participants, dozens of avatars and some of the most frightening experiences in VR.

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Builders, get ready to make the scariest and most entertaining Halloween experiences yet in VRChat.

Contest begins September 21st. Submissions will open October 22nd and close October 24th at 11:59pm PST.

We'll be showing off your creations during Halloween weekend (October 26th through the 28th), ending with the winners being announced on the 28th. Winners will have their submissions highlighted in VRChat and on the website.

The Haunted Hub

Last year's haunted hub graveyard is currently undergoing otherworldly renovations. Here you will have access to all the contest world and avatar submissions, as well as other Halloween themed worlds not in the contest.

Fun Prizes

We've increased the number of prizes up for grab! Five world prize winners will each receive a $100 Threadless gift card. Twenty-five avatar prize winners will receive a $50 Threadless gift card.

Community Judging

This year we are doing the judging portion of the contest a bit differently. We will be randomly selecting a panel of judges from our community! Want to be a judge? Fill out this short form.

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Rules

  • Worlds & Avatars must be compliant with VRChat's Community Guidelines.
  • Entries must be original and not violate any third-party rights, and the entrant must have all rights necessary to submit the Entry.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Contest will run from September 21st, 2018 to October 24th, 2018.
  • Entrants must have a valid VRChat account to enter, and cannot be currently banned from the app.
  • The contest is open to all worldwide.
  • Rooms should be built to accommodate up to creator's set user cap in the room without drops in performance.
  • No prize substitutions allowed.
  • All prizes will be sent via Threadless' shipping carriers.
  • All world and avatar submission forms must be submitted by October 24th, 2018 at 11:59 PST and include a valid world ID and/or avatar ID.

Considerations

While these will have no effect on judging, it might be useful to follow a few of these guidelines to promote your world as a popular place to hang out before and after Halloween is over.

  • Put a safe place in your world, where visitors can hang out and chat together knowing nothing is going to spook them.
  • Have signs at the entrance to your world alerting people if there will be jump scares.
  • Promote yourself! If you have a website where people can find out more about your work, let people know at the entrance to your world.
  • Let us know when submitting a world if it's better experienced solo or in a group (small/large).
  • Potential updates to the SDK could break content. Please keep this in mind and always make sure you have the updated SDK as well as the latest Unity version installed.

At the end of the day ...

Halloween is all about having fun. Please enjoy yourself and have a happy VRChat Spookality! Good luck to all those that enter! Remember when wearing your headset, you can't see the monster behind you.