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Announcing Actiongram Fantasy Contest Quest!
Time to make some holo-magic happen!
We hope you’re loving the new Actiongram fantasy theme pack. Over the last week, we’ve shared some content using the incredible holograms in this pack, but now it’s your turn!
Today we’re announcing the Actiongram Fantasy Contest Quest! Be it mythical, magical, or legendary, share your mixed reality video with the world for a chance to win an Actiongram swag bag, the opportunity to collaborate with our Actiongram art director on a design for an upcoming hologram, or the grand prize: a trip to the Seattle area to meet the Actiongram team and see how holograms are made.
Click here for official rules and entry criteria (please read them so you aren’t disqualified), but here are some key dates and details:
- Actiongram Fantasy Contest Quest is open November 16 – November 30.
- You’ve got to use our fantasy content! Unicorns, dragons, knights, spells, and more await.
- Share your Actiongram video to your social media channel of choice with both "#Actiongram" and "#ContestQuest" - note: your post must be public!
- Post the URL for that same public social media entry in the comments section of this forums post.
- The first 25 eligible entries (regardless of scoring) will win an Actiongram swag pack, so don’t be shy!
- Our judges will select the top 5 videos, and then our Twitter fans will vote on the grand prize winner.
Good luck, get creative, and cast some spells (or breathe some fire)! We can’t wait to see what you create.
P.S. If you need some help getting started, check out this video to get up and running with Actiongram.
P.P.S. You can easily return to this page using the URL aka.ms/contestquest
Check out this dude in my lounge, he is Henry, Slayer of Cats, well at least thats what it said in his linkedin post #Actiongram #ContestQuest #HoloLens
George Takei knocks me out with a single punch!
Epic Bed Battles #actiongram #contestquest
Hey Actiongrammers, keep the entries coming! Just a friendly reminder that your video has to include something from the Fantasy content added in the newest release to be eligible for the contest!
What a nice dragon!
Like I said, not proud of it #actiongram #contestquest
@holodev1, @Mark great videos! But I noticed neither have a hologram from the fantasy pack in them. To be eligible for the prizes, please update your videos to include one of the fantasy-themed holograms, like the dragon, knight, unicorn, magic lamp, treasure chest, etc. You can find them by setting the theme to "Fantasy" in the gallery. Happy Thanksgiving!
so I asked BB-8 his opinion on the new fantasy Actiongram update (thru HoloLens of course) oh and made a Paint 3D , Actiongram Happy Thanksgiving Greeting (with the update) and yes I am only 5....
Also posted on Twitter:
Edit: Fixed broken video.
#Actiongram Fantasy #ContestQuest: How to Slay a Dragon
Nothing fancy, but hope you find the 2nd half funny, as I sure had lots of fun!
A little last minute, but a lot of fun to make.
Creative Director @ ByteCubed
@jhiggins | LinkedIn
It's hard to argue, you can't beat the classics. It's easy to use way too many Actiongrams to over-complicate your video, but we wanted to show that the basic arrow animation combined with the Hide function can be just as entertaining.
PS: I spoke with many other people who had HoloLenses in the Boston area who hadn't heard about this competition. It might have been a good idea to send an email blast, and there are also several funny #Actiongram videos that never made it on #ContestQuest and into this competition.
PPS: There's a bug with arrows not having their bullseye landing location hidden on play, it's visible in my video.
We had so much fun making this video. Thank you Microsoft! - Preston Linderman
@AlanFoster thanks so much for this feedback. Yes, we were able to grab Hannah's submission via Twitter. We did send an email blast, but you have to opt-in to email updates. The number of email recipients was much smaller than all device owners for this reason! Definitely encourage your friends to opt-in to learn about future opportunities.
Hello @MattZ , @Shelby , or @AileenMcGraw, i got a message back about being a finalist, and when requested to send an uncompressed version and sent as link the email provided bounced back. I feel i am left in the dust with noone communicating back with me.
My email is [email protected]
Hey everyone! The vote is now live at
Congrats @MatrixInception !! Loved your video!
Official result not announced yet, lol, still anxious.
Crazy Dream from me PmoneyxD (Preston Linderman)