Congratulations to the PartyRock generative AI hackathon winners

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The PartyRock Generative AI Hackathon wrapped up earlier this month. Entrants were asked to use PartyRock to build a functional app based on one of four challenge categories, with the option to remix an existing app as well. The hackathon attracted 7,650 registrants who submitted over 1,200 projects, and published over 250 project blog posts on .

As a member of the judging panel, I was blown away by the creativity and sophistication of the entries that I was asked to review. The participants had the opportunity to go hands-on with prompt engineering and to learn about Foundation Models, and pushed the bounds of what was possible.

Let’s take a quick look at the winners of the top 3 prizes…

First Place
First up, taking home the top overall prize of $20,000 in AWS credits is Parable Rhythm – The Interactive Crime Thriller by Param Birje. This project immerses you in a captivating interactive story using PartyRock’s generative capabilities. Just incredible stuff.

To learn more, read the hackathon submission and the blog post.

Second Place
In second place, earning $10,000 in credits, is Faith – Manga Creation Tools by Michael Oswell. This creative assistant app lets you generate original manga panels and panels with the click of a button. So much potential there.

To learn more, read the hackathon submission.

Third Place
And rounding out the top 3 overall is Arghhhh! Zombie by Michael Eziamaka. This is a wildly entertaining generative AI-powered zombie game that had the judges on the edge of their seats. Great work, Michael!

To learn more, read the hackathon submission.

Round of Applause
I want to give a huge round of applause to all our category winners as well:

Category / Place Submission Prize (USD) AWS Credits
Overall 1st Place Parable Rhythm $20,000
Overall 2nd Place Faith – Manga Creation Tools $10,000
Overall 3rd Place Arghhhh! Zombie $5,000
Creative Assistants 1st Place Faith – Manga Creation Tools $4,000 $1,000
Creative Assistants 2nd Place MovieCreator $1,500 $1,000
Creative Assistants 3rd Place WingPal $500 $1,000
Experimental Entertainment 1st Place Parable Rhythm $4,000 $1,000
Experimental Entertainment 2nd Place Arghhhh! Zombie $1,500 $1,000
Experimental Entertainment 3rd Place Find your inner potato $500 $1,000
Interactive Learning 1st Place DeBeat Coach $4,000 $1,000
Interactive Learning 2nd Place Asteroid Mining Assistant $1,500 $1,000
Interactive Learning 3rd Place Unlock your pet’s language $500 $1,000
Freestyle 1st Place MindMap Party $1,000 $1,000
Freestyle 2nd Place Angler Advisor $750 $1,000
Freestyle 3rd Place SafeScares $250 $1,000
BONUS: Remix ChatRPG Inferno $2,500
BONUS: Remix ChatRPG Chat RPG Generator $2,500

From interactive learning experiences to experimental entertainment, the creativity and technical execution on display was off the charts.

And of course, a big thank you to all 7,650 participants who dove in and pushed the boundaries of what’s possible with generative AI. You all should be extremely proud.

Join the Party
You can click on any of the images above and try out the apps for yourself. You can remix and customize them, and you can build your own apps as well (read my post, Build AI apps with PartyRock and Amazon Bedrock to see how to get started).

Alright, that’s a wrap. Congrats again to our winners, and a huge thanks to the PartyRock team and all our amazing sponsors. I can’t wait to see what you all build next. Until then, keep building, keep learning, and keep having fun!

— Jeff;