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Call For Submissions

Appy Hour

Demo your app with the industry’s brightest.

Submissions Closed

Submit your app to SIGGRAPH 2020 to showcase your work in front of the industry. Whether your app uses augmented reality, high-end mobile gaming, computational photography, image manipulation, location-based gaming, content creation, or anything else mobile devices (i.e. smartphones, tablets, etc.) can do, you are invited to submit your project to SIGGRAPH 2020’s Appy Hour.

If your app is selected, you will receive: a spot to set up shop with your devices; a sign with your name and app screenshot; and promotion of your app as part of overall SIGGRAPH and Appy Hour promotions, including social media and press. Appy Hour provides you with the feedback, new ideas, and valuable contacts you need to help move along your efforts.

Questions? Please contact the Appy Hour team at


How to Submit

Submissions are due by 22:00 UTC/GMT, 11 February 2020.

Log into the submission portal, select the “Make a New Submission” tab, and select the Appy Hour form. To see the information you need to submit, view the Sample Submission Form.

For more information about uploading files for your submission, please see Uploading Files.

If you do not find the answer to a question, contact the Appy Hour team at


Each submission will be judged on five criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Novelty
  • Graphical attractiveness
  • Creativity
  • Technical achievement

Only work that can be presented in person at SIGGRAPH 2020 will be accepted.

Upon Acceptance

  1. Submit a two-page abstract to TAPS prior to the presentation of your content at the virtual conference by 1 July. Please prepare your abstract using these templates and instructions. If your revised two-page abstract is not delivered to TAPS by 1 July, you may not be allowed to present at SIGGRAPH 2020.
  2. Submit a 30-second video summarizing the key contributions of your app to be used for promotional trailers prior to the virtual conference. The video must adhere to the following specifications:
  • Quicktime .mov format required, H.264 codec export
  • 29.97 FPS
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 30 seconds duration maximum (shorter than 30 seconds is acceptable, but not longer).
  • Musical background audio track without vocals that you have permissions to use in the audio track of this video

Registration and travel costs to attend SIGGRAPH 2020 are at your own expense, except for the contributor of record, who will receive recognition as specified in SIGGRAPH 2020’s Recognition Policy.

You will receive information on when and where your work will be demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2020.


All deadlines are 22:00 UTC/GMT, unless otherwise noted.

22:00 UTC/GMT, 11 February 2020

Submission deadline

Early April 2020

Acceptance or rejection notices are sent to all submitters.

23 June 2020

Deadline to make any changes to materials for publication.

1 July 2020

Two-page abstract due to TAPS.


ACM Rights Management Form

If your work is accepted for presentation at SIGGRAPH 2020, you must complete the ACM Rights Management Form. The form will be sent to all submitters whose work is accepted.

Your representative image and text may be used for promotional purposes. Several SIGGRAPH 2020 programs — Art Gallery, Art Papers, Real-Time Live!, Technical Papers, and all installation programs — will prepare preview videos for pre-conference promotion of accepted content, which may include a portion of the video you submitted for review. You have the ability to grant or deny us the ability to use the representative image and submitted video for these purposes.