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Two weeks to go—get ready with this submission checklist

It’s getting close!  There are two weeks left to submit your Twitch Extension to Twitch Dev Jam 2019. Submissions are due October 22, 2019 before 5pm ET. (Find out what time that is in your city)

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now! (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.) And if you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the Resources page and your “to-do’s”.

Submission checklist

Before the deadline passes, make sure you run through this list:

  • Are you submitting functional a functional Twitch game-matched Extension for one specific game on Twitch?
  • Have you submitted your Twitch Extension for review (72 hour SLA)?
  • Has your Extension been made public?
  • Have you created a submission video? Does your video meet the competition guidelines? Does your video clearly demonstrate how your application works? Is it no more than five minutes long? (See our video-making best practices.)


Be sure to read through the official rules more than once. Or better yet, have a friend or colleague provide a second pair of eyes to make sure you didn’t miss anything.

 

Making a great submission video

We know as devs your expertise lies behind the scenes; however, the submission video needs time too! It's often the first thing that judges and voters review.

Your video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear display of your Extension and talent in a video: 

 

  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain how your Twitch Extension solves a pain point or improves an experience for viewers or broadcasters. Within 60 seconds, viewers tend to lose interest, so use this time wisely to keep them engaged!
  • Show, don't tell. Providing real life context and showing users firsthand how your Extension solves the problem at hand, will help judges and voters understand and appreciate your product design.
  • Keep it simple. Per the official rules, your video shouldn't be much longer than five minutes.
  • Don't wait until the last minute to upload your video. Due to file size, format, and your Internet connection, uploading a video to YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku could take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.
  • Get organized. Write out a script of what you’ll say and demonstrate in your video and rehearse it before recording. Essentially a good script should talk about:
    • The problem being addressed
    • Existing solutions to the problem
    • The solution that your Extension provides and how it works



Good luck and have fun! We can't wait to see your submissions!