AI Contest Announcement 


Important Note: All Contests in the 2020 Facebook Online Hackathon Series are governed by their Announcements provided on this website and by these terms and conditions.

IMPORTANT UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT:  With the recently announced cancellation of the 2020 F8 Developer Conference in-person component, all Contest First Place prize packages have been changed to substitute 2020 F8 Developer conference invitations (including hotel and flight accommodations) with invitations to attend the 2021 F8 Developer Conference hosted by Facebook, tentatively planned to occur on or around the first week of May 2021.


To register for the AI Hackathon Contest track, click on “register for this hackathon” on the contest page at

Theme/Main Requirement: 

Build a creative and well-implemented solution using PyTorch that unlocks positive impact for businesses and/or people. The solution can be a machine learning model, an application, or focused on a creative project  such as art or music - all built with PyTorch.

Submission Period:

  • February 10th - March 16th 
  • Deadline to submit is March 16th at 5:00 pm EST

Judging/Security Check/Winners Announcement

  • Judging and Security Check will take place on March 17th - March 23rd 
  • Winners will be announced on or about March 24th


  • Provide a link to your publicly accessible code repository.
  • Include a video of your completed solution/project.

Prizes for winning Individual, Org or Team:

  • 1st Place: $3,000 + Invitation to attend the 2021 F8 Developer Conference and Hackathon event (Hotel, Flight, F8 ticket with an ARV of $3,500 per person; up to 4 maximum invitations)
  • 2nd Place: $2,500
  • 3rd Place: $1,500


You may be disqualified from the AI Hackathon Contest and forfeit any prizes you may be eligible to receive if Facebook reasonably believes that you have not complied, or attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the AI Hackathon Contest, in accordance with the 2020 Facebook Online Hackathon Series Terms.