Channel Points have become a core part of how communities interact on Twitch. Rewards, especially custom rewards created by a broadcaster, are now an important way for communities to celebrate their unique culture and identity. 

With the addition of the Channel Points API and EventSub’s real-time events webhook access that was announced in November, Twitch integrations can programmatically manage and fulfill custom rewards that viewers can use to influence the content of a stream.  This provides a great opportunity for the developer community to build the most innovative interactive experiences for broadcasters and viewers on Twitch.

What to Build:

Create a custom Channel Points integration using the Twitch Channel Points API that can help broadcasters engage their audience. Your integration must fit one of the two categories:

⦿ Games Integrations: Allow a broadcaster’s audience to redeem Channel Points for in-game interactions.

⦿ Broadcaster Tools: Allow a broadcaster’s audience to redeem Channel Points for interactions with the broadcaster’s stream components.

What to Submit:

Demo video. Your video should be around 3 minutes long and include a demo of your working application for the judges.  (Videos must be made publicly visible).

Access to your integration. Include a Channel Points integration that is publicly accessible on a website to download and test (e.g. Github, GitLab, BitBucket, web page, file sharing)

Complete submission form. Include all of the required fields on your Devpost submission form BEFORE the final deadline on March 29, 2021 at 5pm EDT.

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Prizes

$34,400 in prizes

Best Games Channel Points Integration

• $10,000 USD
• Featured in a winner announcement Twitch broadcast and blog post

Best Broadcaster Tools Channel Points Integration

• $10,000 USD
• Featured in a winner announcement Twitch broadcast and blog post

Runner Up Games Channel Points Integration

• $5,000 USD
• Featured in a winner announcement Twitch broadcast and blog post

Runner Up Broadcaster Tools Channel Points Integration

• $5,000 USD
• Featured in a winner announcement Twitch broadcast and blog post

Top 10 Channel Points Integrations (11)

• Twitch Swag Bag (valued at $100 USD)
• (One per teammate - up to 4 per team)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Individuals, and teams of individuals, must have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. Government officials, corporations, and employees of Twitch or Devpost are not eligible to win prizes, but may submit projects. See full rules for further restrictions.

Judges

Travis Brown

Travis Brown
Director of Developer Relations | Twitch

James Sun

James Sun
Senior Manager, Product Management | Twitch

RayAna Stanek

RayAna Stanek
Technical Program Manager for Client & API Platforms | Twitch

More Judges Coming Soon!

More Judges Coming Soon!
Twitch

Ivan Santana

Ivan Santana
Sr Director Product Management | Twitch

Mrgregles

Mrgregles
twitch.tv/mrgregles | Twitch Partner

Judging Criteria

  • Novelty, Creativity, and Innovation
    (Includes the creativity and quality of the integration.)
  • Implementation of the Idea
    (Includes how well the idea was executed and how well it integrates into the viewing experience.)
  • Potential Value to Twitch Broadcasters
    (Includes the extent to which the integration can help Twitch content creators to engage their audiences.)
  • Potential Value to Twitch Viewers
    (Includes the extent to which the integration enhances the experience for viewers and can add entertainment value.)

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