Virtual Reality Competition

VUVR Villanova University Virtual Reality Competition

Villanova University VR Competition

The Villanova University VR Competition (VUVR) is open to students, staff, and faculty of Villanova University. Its goal is to help the Villanova community explore virtual reality and augmented reality as a medium for compelling interactive experiences that educate.

Competition Rules

  1. Teams. There is no limit for team size. All team members must be affiliated with Villanova University and must include least one student.
  2. Platforms. The competition will accept submissions that are viewable in head-mounted displays, the Villanova CAVE, or mobile devices.
  3. Software. The competition is ready to accept submissions designed for playback in Vizard, Unity, KRpano/HTML5, iOS, and Android. Other software platforms will be considered as teams suggest them.
  4. Content. Teams may use models/libraries from online sources as long as they are properly attributed and used in accordance with suppliers’ licenses. Note that the licenses must allow for free unlimited public display (see #6). Submissions can take any form and any subject, so long as they exclusively use VR or augmented reality to shape the presentation. Some examples include games, short tours of environments, mathematical visualizations, scientific visualizations, and interactive social media presentations, but this list is not intended to restrict teams’ imaginations.
  5. Judging.  Teams can expect to have their submissions judged according to several criteria, with emphasis on the following:
    • How well does the presentation teach or convey knowledge?
    • How well does the presentation make use of immersion?
    • How intuitive is the user interface?
    • How interactive is the overall experience?
  6. Prizes. First place wins $750, second place wins $500, and third place wins $250. All three teams will have their submissions displayed at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

Competition Schedule for 2017

Friday February 3, 2017, 5:00 pm

Teams will register their Members and Leader, submit a title and 1-paragraph description of their project, and indicate their expected development platform. Register Your Team Here

Wednesday, February 22, 4:00-6:00 pm

Workshop on the design of VR experiences and the content development technologies available at Villanova will be held in the Idea Accelerator in Falvey Library.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 5:00 pm

Teams submit a 2-3 minute video with screen captures and recordings of highlights of their project’s current status, with narration about the interface and plans for completion.  These will be used to select finalists for the competition.

Thursday, April 20, 2017, time to be announced

Each finalist team will make an 8-minute presentation on their project, followed by a 15-minute period during which judges can interact with the project and ask questions of the team.

Contact

Frank Klassner

Frank Klassner, Director 
Center of Excellence in Enterprise Technology 
Villanova University 
800 East Lancaster Avenue 
Villanova, PA 19085 
(610) 519-7307 
Frank.Klassner@villanova.edu