NVIDIA Gen AI on RTX PCs Developer Contest

Build your next innovative generative AI project using NVIDIA® TensorRT™ or TensorRT-LLM on Windows PC with NVIDIA RTX™ systems for a chance to win an RTX 4090 GPU, a GTC conference  pass, and more. This contest is designed to expand the reach of generative AI applications.  Be part of the NVIDIA developer community by showing what you can develop on RTX.

Contest Terms and Conditions

By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THIS CONTEST. THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED BY LAW. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, CANADA (EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC), COLOMBIA, CROATIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, HONG KONG, HUNGARY, JAPAN, MEXICO, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, PERU, PHILIPPINES, POLAND, SINGAPORE, SOUTH KOREA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TAIWAN, THE NETHERLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO AND ITS OTHER TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS).

1. Sponsor
This Contest is sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation, on behalf of itself and its affiliates, with an address at 2788 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95051, U.S.A. (hereinafter “NVIDIA” or “Sponsor”).

2. Eligibility
You must be a resident of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, The United States of America (excluding Puerto Rico and its other territories and possessions), and eighteen (18) years of age or older to be eligible to participate in this Contest. This Contest is open to individuals only. No team entries and no corporate or institutional entries are permitted in this Contest. Employees of Sponsor, its affiliates, and their respective contractors, service providers and professional advisors connected with this Contest, as well as members of their immediate families and/or households, are NOT eligible to enter.

3. The Challenge
The NVIDIA GEN AI ON RTX PCs DEVELOPER CONTEST involves the following challenge: Build generative AI projects on RTX in one of these three categories: text-based applications, visual applications, or general generative AI projects, and submit your entries by February 23 for a chance to win a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU, a GTC 2024 in-person conference pass, and $500 total travel stipend to attend NVIDIA GTC 2024 in person (March 17-21, 2024, in San Jose California, USA), and a self-paced virtual Deep Learning Institute training course.

  1. Create your generative AI project in one or more of these categories:
    1. Text-Based Applications: Whether it’s a RAG-based chatbot, a plug-in for an existing application, or a code generation tool, the possibilities are endless. Build generative AI projects that output text, featuring a primary model accelerated with TensorRT-LLM on Windows PCs for RTX. Developers can choose to use a pre-optimized model for RTX (Llama 2, Mistral 7B, Phi-2, Code Llama), any community model optimized for TensorRT-LLM, or your own optimized model for TensorRT-LLM.
    2. Visual Applications: Build projects based on visual media, be it for image generation, video generation, or 3D graphics generation, with the primary model accelerated with TensorRT on Windows PC for RTX*. Developers can choose models such as Stable Diffusion or Stable Video Diffusion. The output for projects in this category must be primarily visual media (images or video).
    3. General Generative AI Projects: This open category lets you choose to build almost any generative AI application or project. Example projects include building multi-modal applications, optimizing community models, developing connectors to community projects, or accelerating existing generative AI pipelines. As with the other categories, the primary model must be accelerated with TensorRT or TensorRT-LLM.

    * Secondary/supporting models may run on other inference backends, if needed.

  2. Post a 45 to 90-second demo video of your AI on RTX project on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram using the hashtags #GenAIonRTX #DevContest, and #GTC24. Also, tag one of these NVIDIA social handles: Twitter (X): @NVIDIAAIDev, LinkedIn: @NVIDIAAI, or Instagram: @NVIDIAAI
  3. Complete the submission form at https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/ai-data-science/generative-ai/rtx-developer-contest, with your full name, email address, country of residence, project category, hardware tested on, project name, project description, target audience, link to code on GitHub, link to your 45-90 second demo video, and link to your social post with entry and contest hashtags.

To enter by mail, provide the following: your full name, email address, country of residence, project category, hardware tested on, project name, project description, primary generative AI model used, target audience, link to code on GitHub, link to your 45-90 second demo video, and link to your social post with entry and contest hashtags to: NVIDIA GENERATIVE AI on RTX PCs CONTEST, DEVELOPER PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATOR, 2788 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA, 95051, USA.

Judging

There will be a total of three (3) winners - across any of the project categories. The winners will be selected by a panel of NVIDIA expert judges. Qualifying submissions will be judged by:  

  • Demo: Overall impression of the demo for its target audience.
  • Impact and Ease-of-Use: Relative impact of the project, and how easily the project is usable by its target audience. 
  • Technology: How effectively the developer has integrated or used NVIDIA’s technology stack for their application or project. 

Each individual winner will receive the prize package as outlined below. The value of the prizes may vary for countries outside of the USA, and are not redeemable for cash. 

The winners of the prizes will be announced on the NVIDIA Developer Blog on or around March 21, 2024. NVIDIA judges will have the sole authority and discretion to select all the winners, and all decisions of NVIDIA judges will be FINAL.

By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by the decisions of NVIDIA judges. 

4. Prizes and Odds of Winning

The prizes of this Contest for each winner are as follows: 

a) One (1) NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 4090 GPU worth $2099.99 USD MSRP,

b) One (1) full 4-day in-person conference pass to attend NVIDIA GTC 2024 event March 17-21 in San Jose, California, USA  ($2095.00 MSRP - see https://www.nvidia.com/gtc/pricing/ and for conference pass details),

c) A total travel stipend of $500.00 USD (not redeemable for cash and must be collected in person at NVIDIA GTC 2024 in San Jose, CA between March 17-21, 2024),

d) One (1) Deep Learning Institute training from a list of eligible training sessions provided by NVIDIA (prize value of up to $500.00 USD). See https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/training/online/ for more details on potential courses, and

e) Promotion of your entry being highlighted by NVIDIA..

The prizes are not assignable nor transferable, except for b) the GTC conference pass, which may be transferable with specific permission from NVIDIA. Brand and model of prizes are subject to change by NVIDIA at any time for any reason and substitutions will be of equal or greater value. NVIDIA is not responsible or liable for the distribution of any prizes once they are shipped to the winner. The prizes offered, and the entrants that are successful, are not distinguishable by country and do not hold any bias and are equally attainable for all participating countries and their entrants. THIS CONTEST HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN OFFERED. 

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

5. Entry Period
The entry period for this Contest begins at 8:00 AM PST (Pacific Standard Time) on January 8, 2024, and ends 11:59 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time) on February 23rd (hereinafter the “Entry Period”). Following the entry period, an NVIDIA judge will select and announce the winners of the contest on or around March 21, 2024. This contest has the ability to register prior to the first question generated, however points are not accrued, nor is the contest live, until the above stated time and date. 

6. Winner Announcement; Claiming and Awarding of Prize
The winners of the contest will be announced on the Contest Winners page on or about March 21, 2024 at GTC 2024. Potential winners will be contacted via email on or around March 1, 2024. To claim the prize, the winner must do the following within 2 days (48 hours) from the date of NVIDIA’s notification: 

confirm receipt of the notice by email/direct message (which confirmation must be sent from the same email address/account to which the notice was sent); and 

complete, sign and return a winner release form (as provided by NVIDIA along with its email notice) and such other requisite documentation (if any) listed in NVIDIA’s email notice 

Within 21 days following its receipt of the Required Winner Documents from the winner, NVIDIA will ship the prize via FedEx or similar courier service, at NVIDIA’s expense, to the winner’s mailing address specified in his/her winning entry. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if NVIDIA determines that the Required Winner Documents as returned by the winner are incomplete, erroneous, or otherwise not in order, NVIDIA may require the winner to provide complete or replacement documentation prior to shipment of prize. Digital prizes will be electronically emailed to the email address supplied as part of their contest submission.

Winners will be responsible for booking all travel to and from the NVIDIA GTC 2024 Conference in San Jose California, USA March 17-21, 2024. NVIDIA will not reimburse travel expenses other than the $500 total travel stipend to be claimed onsite at NVIDIA GTC 2024 event by the winner. The 4-day full GTC 2024 conference pass and $500.00 travel stipend may be transferable if the winner is unable to attend the 2024 conference in person, and is able to nominate an alternate recipient, approved by NVIDIA. Attendance at NVIDIA GTC 2024 is not required to win the rest of the prize package.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL ENTRANTS: If a winner cannot be contacted or fails to claim the prize or to return the Required Winner Documents within the specified time period, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, or if a winner fails to comply with any of the provisions of these Official Rules, such winner will be considered to have forfeited the prize. In such case, the prize will be awarded to the individual who submitted the next best entry as previously determined by NVIDIA.

7. Privacy
By entering this promotion you expressly consent to NVIDIA's collection, processing and use of your personal information that you provide in connection with this promotion (including, but not limited to, disclosure of your name and state of residence on a winners list and making such list available to the public) and under the terms of NVIDIA’s privacy policy, which can be accessed at http://www.nvidia.com/object/privacy_policy.html.

8. Taxes
The winner of this Contest is solely responsible for any and all applicable taxes and government charges that result from his/her receipt and/or use of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold and deduct such taxes and charges from the prize if and to the extent required by law.

9. AGREEMENTS by Entrant

  1. By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees and acknowledges that Sponsor and Sponsor Related Parties shall not be responsible or liable for: (i) any late, lost, stolen, forged, mutilated, corrupted, incomplete, illegible or misdirected entries; (ii) any errors, omissions, misinformation, or misidentification in an entry; (iii) any dispute or claim arising from an entrant’s participation in this Contest or his/her entry, or his/her receipt, ownership or use of the prize; (iv) any computer hardware, software, Internet, network, cable, phone, or other communication or technical errors, failures, malfunctions, interruptions, or delays; or (v) any damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer hardware, software or data that results from participation in this Contest or accessing, downloading or using any tools, files, data, software, or other articles or materials in connection with this Contest.
  2. By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees and consents to Sponsor’s collection, use and retention of his/her personal information for all purposes related to this Contest (including, without limitation, processing and administering entries, sharing an entrant’s personal information with Sponsor Related Parties as necessary to conduct and operate this Contest, communicating with and awarding the prize to the winner, making public announcements about the winner, and advertising, promoting and publicizing this Contest).
  3. ANY ENTRY THAT IS IN BREACH OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OR IS OTHERWISE IN VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WILL BE DEEMED VOID AND AUTOMATICALLY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THIS CONTEST. 

10. Reservation of Rights by SPONSOR
Sponsor reserves the right, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to terminate, cancel, modify or suspend this Contest, in whole or in part, if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of this Contest as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If this Contest or any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or otherwise does not permit entry, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion and to the extent permitted by applicable law, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action, and/or to cancel, terminate, cancel, modify or suspend this Contest, in whole or in part. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. In addition, Sponsor reserves the right to take down and remove any entry that becomes subject to a third-party claim for copyright infringement or for violation of any other right.

11. Governing Law; Jurisdiction
These Official Rules are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, U.S.A., without giving effect to its conflicts of law rules. Each entrant hereby submits himself or herself to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in Santa Clara, California, U.S.A.

12. Contest Information
The Sponsor of this promotion is NVIDIA. The winners will be posted at http://developer.nvidia.com/blog, after March 21, 2024.