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an inaugural campus-wide virtual & augmented reality competition & showcase

Create innovative ideas, experiences and story content using exciting new tools & technologies

Thursday, April 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall.

Explore, develop and showcase projects in all areas of virtual (VR), augmented (AR), and immersive reality (XR), as well as 360 video and research projects related to VR/AR/XR/360 projects and compete for amazing prizes!

Deadline for submissions is April 11, 2019 at 11:55 p.m.

The platform for submissions is Portfolium – sign up today! Check back soon to access the content submissions link.


  • Teams must be available to present and demonstrate the project at the in-person showcase event.
  • Projects must be submitted by SFSU individual students and/or student-based teams.
  • Submissions must also include a simple (could be a short phone video) two-minute multimedia presentation with the following information:
    • An explanation of what technology you used for your project
    • Showing, explaining or telling how your project will impact lives
    • Showing, explaining or telling how your project supports the core values of SF State
    • A demonstration of how your project looks and works
    • An audio narration explaining the above
    • This video must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo and added to your Portfolium entry.
    • Feel free to include photos, video, screencasting, graphics, etc. to best express your idea.

See student examples from a CSU campus (CSU Northridge) here via Portfolium

Award Categories

  • Best VR
  • Best AR
  • Best XR
  • Best 360 Video
  • Best Related Research
  • Popular Vote


The winning projects will be featured at the SFSU VAR Jam Showcase. Prizes may include opportunities for hands-on learning, mentorship and engagement experiences with companies such as Unity Technologies, AT&T Entertainment, HTC, Google, Oculus, Sony Entertainment, Hologate and more! Additional prizes may include cash, hardware, software, or access codes to games. More details on prizes to follow.