Show off your WebGL Widget Contest

August 2014 Contest
Winner Tijmen Crone!

We would like to replace the animated WebGL widget on Khronos' home page, and what better way to do that then to invite the WebGL community to show their stuff! We invite you to create your own WebGL Web Widget. We'll pick the coolest looking one and feature it on the Khronos website along with a link to your website.

Ready to take the challenge?

Here is an overview of the contest and the submission form. For details and the boring-but-necessary legal stuff including who can enter, please be sure to look at the official rules document.


This contest is closed -- watch for the next one starting on September 2!

WebGL Web Widget Requirements:

  • Must be original work and not contain any copyright material (You may use third-party libraries, however you must have the right to redistribute them, and the Khronos Group must be granted the same rights.)
  • The WebGL widget must be allowed to be presented on the Khronos website.
  • The widget must use the WebGL API for its rendering.
  • Should look good within a space of 200 x 200 pixels.
  • The WebGL widget must come in under 30K for both code and resources, gzip-compressed.
  • The WebGL widget must run on at least two WebGL implementations on each of Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.

The Prizes

We will display the winning WebGL widget on the Khronos website for at least 3 months, and include a link to your website. We will announce the winner at the WebGL BOF at SIGGRAPH on August 13, and if you're at the BOF, we'll even give you enthusiastic applause!

The winner will also receive:

Mali-based Telclast P90HD
tablet device
Courtesy: ARM.
ARM logo
Two different WebGL books
Author: Tony Parisi
Courtesy: O'Reilly Media.
O'Reilly Media books from Tony Parisi
"WebGL Game Development"
Author: Sumeet Arora
Courtesy: Packt Publishing
WebGL Game Development

The winning entry

We will judge the entries for looks, good use of WebGL, and overall coolness. View Complete Rules (PDF)

Sorry, the contest is now over.

We're busy reviewing all the entries, and will have a winner ready to announce at SIGGRAPH 2014 on August 13th. We'll also post the winning entry here.

This is the current WebGL widget we've had on our homepage for a very long time. Will you be the one to replace it? (Note: If you are using a browser that doesn't support WebGL, you will only see a PNG here. Find out how to upgrade so you can see WebGL right in your browser!)

WebGL Web Widget Contest Rules


How to Enter: Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time ("PST") on Friday, June 20 until 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, August 1, 2014, you may enter the "WebGL Web Widget" Contest ("Contest") by visiting ("Website"), completing the entry form in its entirety including specifying a link where we can see a running version of your WebGL widget, and submit the entry in accordance with the on-screen instructions to Khronos (“Sponsor”). All entries will contain original content ("Content") that must meet the requirements set forth in “Content requirements” below. There are no entry fees. Limit one (1) entry per eligible person, per valid email address. All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, August 1, 2014 to be eligible.

Content requirements: The Content entered into the Contest must be original work and not contain any copyright material (You may use third-party libraries, however you must have the right to redistribute them, and the Khronos Group must be granted the same rights.) Specifications of the Content are as follows:

  • The WebGL widget must use the WebGL API for its rendering.
  • The WebGL widget should look good within a space of 200 x 200 pixels.
  • The WebGL widget must come in under 30K for both code and resources, gzip-compressed.
  • The WebGL widget must be demonstrated to run on at least two WebGL implementations on each of Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.

Prizes: The WebGL widget selected as the winner will be posted on the website for not less than three months along with a link to the author's website. The winner will also be publicly acknowledged at the SIGGRAPH 2014 WebGL BOF, which will be held at 4:00 pm PST at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver, BC, on Wednesday, August 13. Additional prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the Sponsor..

The specifics of all aforementioned elements of the prizes in the Contest shall be solely determined by Sponsors. All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses (including, but not limited to meals, beverages, incidentals, tips, or other personal expenses) associated with acceptance and use of any element of any prize above as being awarded are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.

All federal, state and local taxes on prizes are the prize winner's responsibility. Prize winners will be issued a 1099 tax form for the ARV of the prize if applicable. Some restrictions may apply. The prizes cannot be transferred or substituted except at Sponsors sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute the prize, or portions thereof, with a prize of equal or greater value. All prizes will be awarded.

Eligibility: This contest is open to those who are at least 18 years of age, or have obtained the age of legal majority in their area of residence (whichever is greater). The Contest is void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and any other country subject to a U.S boycott or where prohibited by law or restricted by law or regulations. Employees, officers, directors, and agents of the Sponsors, the Gold Standard Group, or any parent, subsidiary, or affiliate company thereof, as well as or of their households, whether or not related or immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) of the Contest Entities. If the entry was create by a group rather than an individual, the person who’s name appears on the entry form will be the designated contact for that group. All communications from Sponsor will be addressed to the designated contact, and should the entry win any prize, the prize will be awarded to the designated contact only. IT IS UP TO THE TEAMS TO DETERMINE HOW A PRIZE WILL BE SPLIT; SPONSOR WILL MAKE NO EFFORT TO AWARD ANY PRIZE TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE DESIGNATED CONTACT PERSON.

Limitations of Liability: Khronos Group Inc., their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, and any and all Internet servers and access provider(s) (collectively with Sponsors, "Contest Entities"), are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human error; technical malfunctions; failures, omission, interruption, deletion, or defect of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, server providers, or software, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest; inability to access Website; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; transactions that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site; printing or human or other errors; and any entries which are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, or any combination thereof. Online submission is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Non-winning entries will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, all participants and/or entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Contest Entities and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, their respective representatives and agents, advertising and promotion agencies, contest partners and prize suppliers, and all of their respective affiliated companies, employees, officers, directors and shareholders, from and against all claims and damages or liability arising in connection with each entrant's participation and/or entry in the Contest and/or their receipt or use of any prize awarded in this Contest or due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any contest- related activity or participation in this Contest. Any and all warranties and guarantees are subject to the respective manufacturer's terms.

How Winners will be Determined: The potential prize winners’ Content will be reviewed and tested by a panel consisting of the Khronos WebGL Workgroup Chair, the President of Khronos, the Khronos Webmaster, and Khronos marketing staff from Gold Standard Group. Entries will be judged based on esthetic quality, artistry, and good use of technology, relative to other submissions. Winners will be announced at but need not be present at SIGGRAPH 2014 to win. Sponsors’ decisions with respect to the prize winners and other matters pertaining to the Contest shall be final and binding. The prize winners will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability and publicity (where permitted), and return same, properly executed, within ten (10) days of date of issuance of prize notification. If the Sponsors are unable to contact any potential prize winner within thirty (30) days from date of first notification attempt, or if the potential prize winner (i) fails to complete and return all requested forms by the specified date, (ii) is found to be ineligible, or (iii) fails to comply with the Official Rules, his/her prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsors discretion, an alternate winner may be selected.

By entering into the Contest, all entrants consent to the use of their name, photograph, likeness, biography, voice and/or video for advertising and promotional purposes, including online announcements, worldwide and without limitation and without additional compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law.

Conditions of Entry: This Contest is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. By submitting an entry, the submitter grants permission to Khronos to post the entry on the Khronos website, should it be selected as the winner. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If, in the Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Contest, or if computer virus, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest, the Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and void any entries submitted fraudulently, to modify or suspend the Contest, or to terminate the Contest and award prizes as described in “How Winners will be Determined” above using all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the termination date. Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted on Website. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be determined by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

Winner's List: Beginning on or about August 31, 2014, you may obtain the name of the prize winner by going to Website. Results will be removed from Website. com on or about January 31, 2015.

Sponsor and Administrator: The Khronos Group Inc. 14525 SW Millikan Way #45043 Beaverton, Oregon 97005-2343