AWS DeepRacer League
Welcome to the world’s first global autonomous racing league, driven by machine learning (ML). Get hands-on to grow your ML knowledge through the fun of racing with enthusiasts from around the globe.
2024 is turning up the heat!
New for 2024, the AWS DeepRacer League has expanded to provide even more ways to earn rewards for improving your ML skills, with even bigger prizes and recognition for your accomplishments on a regional and global scale. With AWS DeepRacer, you'll learn fundamental concepts, skills, and ML training techniques that power foundation models in some of the most advanced generative AI applications today through the fun of racing autonomous cars. Measure your progress with unique new challenges each month, and get rewarded for consistency as you climb the leaderboard.
New League structure for 2024: the heat is on
Since the inaugural AWS DeepRacer League launched in 2019 participants have raced each month to win prizes and qualify for a spot the AWS DeepRacer Championships. New for 2024, participants have the opportunity to earn even more rewards for each month they participate, but will need to show consistency over two consecutive races (a "Heat") in their region in order to make it to the big showdown. To keep each heat spicy and showcase ML competencies each new race will require participants to train their model to optimize for a variable outcome which is announced at the start of each race.
Format: time trial | Laps: 3 continuous | Penalties: 3 seconds
Inspired by a historic Las Vegas track of yesteryear, the Vivalas Speedway is the second longest, and one of the most difficult tracks to be released in the AWS DeepRacer League history. 5 consecutive opposing hairpins are framed in by the Vivalas Loop perimeter; a modified oval full of high speed straightaways primed for passing and all out speed. To kick off the 2024 season racers will need to complete laps going clockwise; a Vivalas Speedway first. Which racers will go all in and gamble it all for the jackpot?
How to win prizes in the Virtual Circuit
Be among the first 2,000 racers globally to submit your model and receive $30 AWS credits
Compete in the AWS DeepRacer League each month and earn a $30 AWS credit for participating, eligible for use on AWS services in the console. Racers can return to the league to participate in a new race and claim their reward when they land on the leaderboard each month. See AWS credit terms & conditions for details.
Finish in the top 50 in your region in any monthly race
The first time you achieve a top 50 finish on your regional leaderboard during the 2024 season, you are eligible to receive a $99 amazon.com gift card.
Top your regional podium in a monthly race
The first time you finish in the top 3 on your regional leaderboard during the 2024 season, you are eligible to receive a $250 amazon.com gift card
Middle East & Africa | Asia Pacific | Europe | Greater China | South America | North America
Earn points on the global leaderboard all season long to claim your share of the $20,000 season prizes
For each month of racing, participants can earn points on the global leaderboard towards their overall season standings. In each monthly race the 1st place finisher receives 100 points, 2nd place 97 points, 3rd place 94 points and so on to 40th place which receives 3 points towards their respective 2024 season standings. All participants 41st and below receive 1 point for each month they race. At the end of the 8 monthly races during the regular season the top 10 racers globally based on cumulative points will each earn $2,000 USD.
Earn an expenses paid trip to AWS re:Invent 2024 for an opportunity to win your share of the $50,000 prize purse
Racers who earn the most points in their regional Heat will qualify for an expenses paid trip to AWS re:Invent 2024 including a spot in the 2024 AWS DeepRacer League Championships. A Heat consists of 2 consecutive monthly races, with 4 total Heats in the 2024 season offering 24 total chances to qualify across 6 regions.
The 2024 AWS DeepRacer League Championship Prize purse is the largest ever in DeepRacer history, with a total of $50,000 USD in cash prizes. The first place champion will win $25,000, second place receives $11,000, third place receives $6,000, fourth wins $4,000, fifth place wins $2,500, and sixth place earns $1,500.
Congratulations to the 2023 AWS DeepRacer League Champions
Over 150,000 developers participated in AWS DeepRacer in 2023 from over 160 countries around the globe. From March to October, the top 72 emerged from AWS Summit and Virtual Circuit racing; earning a trip to AWS re:Invent 2023 in Las Vegas and a chance to compete for the Championship Cup and $43,000 cash purse.
After a week of exciting racing action in Las Vegas, league newcomer Youssef Addioui (FiatLux) from Accenture defeated the world's best to take top honors this year. He was joined on the final podium by league veteran Darren Broderick (DBro) and Tarun from JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC-HYD-SmartAccelerators).
To read more about the championship experience, watch the replay, and join a global community of AWS DeepRacer developers head over to deepracing.io.
Try AWS DeepRacer Arcade on your mobile device
The AWS DeepRacer Arcade for mobile is a free, browser based car racing game that teaches you the fundamentals of machine learning.
During a quick tutorial, you'll learn how AWS DeepRacer leverages reinforcement learning to navigate autonomously around the track. After, you'll get to use your mobile device to complete a lap around a real DeepRacer virtual track against one of our pre-trained machine learning models. Submit your time to the global leaderboard to see how you stack up; there is no credit card or log-in required to play the arcade.
The FASTEST way to learn Machine Learning, literally.
AWS DeepRacer League brings developers from all over the world together through Machine Learning (ML) competition. With hands-on training, participants learn to build reinforcement learning (RL) models to race on an AWS DeepRacer device and in the 3D virtual racing simulator. Whether you're a seasoned pro at the top of the global leaderboard or developing a model for the first time, AWS DeepRacer is the fastest way to get rolling with ML. Explore the educational resources below to kickstart your ML journey, then get hands on in console to take to the track.
Information on AWS DeepRacer League Rules and eligibility requirements.
The 2023 AWS DeepRacer League competition administrator is PromoVeritas Ltd. Participants in the 2023 AWS DeepRacer League and AWS DeepRacer Student League can expect to receive prizing communication from firstname.lastname@example.org within fifteen business days of the close of each event.
Information on AWS DeepRacer pricing and integration with other AWS services.