Generative AI Agents Developer Contest by NVIDIA and LangChain

Enter to win an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 GPU, rewards from LangChain, and more.

Join the AI innovators pushing the boundaries of generative AI-powered applications using NVIDIA and LangChain technologies. Enter our contest to develop practical, efficient, and creative text and multimodal agents in an area of your choice and you could win one of several exciting prizes. To get started, check out our step-by-step developer resources and connect with NVIDIA and LangChain technical experts and the wider AI community on Discord to navigate challenges during your development journey.

The contest will run May 15–June 17 in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, and more.

What to Build

Create your next GPU-accelerated generative AI agent project in one of the following categories.

Large Language Models (Over 8B Parameters)

Large language models (LLMs)—with over 8 billion parameters) are rapidly evolving, from GPT-based models to Llama, Gemma, and Mixtral. Developers can leverage these large models to build diverse agents for tasks such as question-answering, summarization, and content generation.

Small Language Models (8B Parameters or Less)

As models grow larger, a new wave is driving the development of smaller language models (SLMs)—with 8 billion parameters or less). For this option, developers are encouraged to use these smaller language models to build applications such as local copilots or on-device applications. 

How to Get Started

There are several ways to build generative AI apps that are powered by LLMs and SLMs. Below are a few examples, along with resources, to guide you on your creative journey.

LLM-Powered Agents

Build powerful LLM-powered applications with LangChain, a leading framework for creating agents. 

You can use popular open-source and NVIDIA foundation models either through the NVIDIA NIM APIs or by using NVIDIA AI Foundation endpoints within the LangChain framework. Once you’ve developed your app, you can add NVIDIA NeMo™ Guardrails to control the output of the LLM according to your use case.

If you’d like to develop advanced agents, you can start with LangGraph, a multi-agent framework that's built on top of LangChain.

Customizing Agents

If you’re interested in customizing an agent for a specific task, one way to do this is to fine-tune the models on your dataset. To do that, you can begin by curating the dataset using NeMo Curator and fine-tuning the model with your dataset using the NeMo framework or HuggingFace transformers. 

Once you have your custom LLM, you can use the model within the LangChain framework to develop an agent.

Local Copilots

For any agents that need to run locally due to privacy and security considerations, you can start developing an agent similar to LLM-powered agents.

But instead of using LLMs, you could leverage smaller language models that have 8 billion parameters or less and quantize them through NVIDIA TensorRT™-LLM to reduce the model size so it can fit on your GPU. 

NVIDIA, along with the LangChain framework, lets you build agents that can run on local compute resources.


Enter the Contest

Step 1: Start Now

Register to join the contest and get started using our resources.

Connect with the community of LLM developers and NVIDIA and LangChain technical experts on the NVIDIA Developer Discord channel and NVIDIA Developer Forums.

Step 2: Set up and Build Your Project

Set up your development environment and build your project. Use any one of the following NVIDIA technologies along with the LangChain/LangGraph framework to develop your agent app. 

Step 3: Share on Social

Post a 45- to 90-second demo video of your generative AI project on X (Twitter), LinkedIn, or Instagram using the hashtags #NVIDIADevContest and #LangChain. Also, tag one of these NVIDIA social handles:

X (Twitter): @NVIDIAAIDev
Instagram: @NVIDIAAI

Step 4: Submit Your Entry Form

Once completed, submit all your assets, including links to the source code, demo video, social post, and any other supplementary materials. For an eligible submission, it is mandatory to fill in all the required fields on the submission form.


Participants will have the chance to win GPUs and hundreds of dollars worth of rewards from LangChain to continue their learning journey:

  • Two winners will each receive an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.
  • One special mention will receive an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER.
  • The top 10 projects will each receive $200 in LangSmith credits and LangChain merchandise
  • The top 100 projects will each receive an NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute LLM course.
  • All valid participants will receive a digital participation certificate signed by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang.

See the contest Terms & Conditions

Winner Selection Criteria

Qualifying submissions will be judged by:

  • Real-world application: Evaluates the impact and novelty of the project in addressing real-world challenges and the ease of use for its target audience
  • Technology integration: Assesses how effectively the developer has used ‘NVIDIA”s LLM products and LangChain technologies in the project
  • Quality of submission: Reviews the comprehensiveness and clarity of the project details, instructions, and demo

Additional Resources

Explore Generative AI Examples

Explore several getting-started generative AI examples that use state-of-the-art models such as Mixtral, Llama, and Gemma, along with accelerated frameworks and libraries from NVIDIA and LangChain.

Essential NVIDIA and LangChain Resources

Get started quickly with foundation models from the NVIDIA NIM APIs, control LLM outputs with NeMo Guardrails, create high-quality datasets using NeMo Curator, and optimize inference with TensorRT-LLM

Familiarize yourself with the LangChain and LangGraph frameworks through Python and JavaScript documentation and YouTube tutorials.

Expert Support and Community Resources

Get guidance from NVIDIA and LangChain technical experts. Join our LLM community on the NVIDIA Developer Discord channel and NVIDIA Developer Forums to ask your questions and accelerate your development process for the contest.