Unity Technologies has opened its annual call for submissions for this year's Unity for Humanity contest.
Unity for Humanity recognises Unity creators that are developing projects and/or tools that have a positive and meaningful impact on our planet, "whether they touch on social, healthcare, science, education, humanitarian or environmental issues". Submissions close February 18th, 2019, after which the Made with Unity team and one Unity guest juror will judge the entries. The winner will be notified in April 2019.
"As our world evolves at a rapid rate, Unity creators are developing projects and tools that have a positive and meaningful impact on our planet," said a statement from Unity. "Whether they touch on social, healthcare, science, education, humanitarian or environmental issues, we see inspirational content being created and shared every day."
The creator of the winning submission will receive $25,000 to bring their idea to life. Last year the prize went to Asad J. Malik who created Terminal 3, an XR project that explored Muslim discrimination through a simulated airport screening process. The project went on to debut to critical acclaim at the Tribeca Film Festival.
To qualify, your submission must already be in development or production, but not yet completed. Projects must "also demonstrate plans for distribution" and be willing "to submit to a business-to-consumer-style event (e.g. a film festival)". Submissions must also include a prototype or video showcasing the project, as well as a detailed treatment. As you might expect from a Unity Technologies initiative, all projects must only use Unity as the 3D/game-engine software.
For more information - including details about the Unity for Humanity contest, eligibility, and how to enter - head on over to Unity's blog post announcing the contest.