New Alexa Skill Contest

Submitted by Peter on Wed, 10/25/2017 - 23:27

Amazon has today announced a partnership with DevPost to release a new contest for skill developers. The new skill is aimed at skills developed for children. The prize pot for this new contest is actually quite large, $250,00. The prize breakdown is as follows:

Grand Prize

  • $25,000
  • Trophy
  • Skill promotion from Amazon


Finalist (20)

  • $5,000
  • Skill promotion from Amazon


Bonus Prize

  • $5,000 for kids favorite / parent approved prize (only finalists are eligible, and prize is in addition to the finalist/grand prize)
  • $5,000 Best educational skill
  • $5,000 Best skill designed for Echo Show
  • $10,000 Best skill by University Students
  • $10,000 Best skill by High School Students age 13-18 in US or Canada



  • Ltd Edtion AmzonEcho Dot / Gift Certificate to the value of the Dot


The skill is required to be posted in the US Alexa Skill store, however, this is not limited to only this store, therefore, you can submit to all other regions.

Competitions like these are a great incentive to get started in creating skills or to even broaden the horizon into creating new skills that you may not have considered.

Plenty of time to submit for the contest as well, the closing date is not until January 10, 2018.

For those who enter, Good Luck!