Rules and Prizes

The AWS DeepRacer League is the world’s first global autonomous racing league for developers. Build AWS DeepRacer machine learning models and compete in a global championship, racing for prizes, glory, and a chance to lift the Championship Cup.

For additional details Check out the AWS DeepRacer League official rules »

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How to Compete
The quick guide to racing in the AWS DeepRacer League
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Train a model: Whether you're new to machine learning or want to build on existing skills, train your AWS DeepRacer model to compete in the league. Login in to the console or start with the 90 minute e-learning course.

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Take your model to the tracks and compete: 1. Enter the Virtual Circuit via the AWS DeepRacer Console, OR 2. at Summit Circuit events worldwide.

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Win prizes: Top a Virtual Circuit or Summit Circuit leaderboard to win an expenses paid trip to compete in the AWS DeepRacer League Championship knockout rounds.  

VIRTUAL CIRCUIT OVERVIEW
Find the rules and how to win each virtual circuit race format.
Head-to-Head

In head to head qualifying, racers complete laps while avoiding moving AWS bot cars on the track. At the end of the month, The top 32 qualifiers are placed in the elimination bracket where they will race head-to-head with other competitors.

Ranking method: Total time

Race style: Continuous Laps

Number of laps: 3

Number of Opponents: 6

Opponent Speed: .75 m/s

Resets allowed: Unlimited

Reset penalty: 5 seconds

Collision penalty: 5 seconds

Object Avoidance

In object avoidance races, participants navigate the track while avoiding a specified number of stationary objects on the road. The racer with the fastest time (including time penalties for resets and collisions) will advance for a chance to compete for the Championship Cup.

Ranking method: Total time

Race style: Continuous Laps

Number of laps: 3

Number of objects: 6

Resets allowed: Unlimited

Reset penalty: 5 seconds

Collision penalty: 5 seconds

Time Trial

In time trial racing, racers must complete the specified number of laps while staying on the track. The racer with the fastest lap time (including time penalties for off track resets) will advance for a chance to compete for the Championship Cup.

Ranking method: Total time

Race style: Continuous Laps

Number of laps: 3

Resets allowed: Unlimited

Reset penalty: 5 seconds

Head-to-Head Elimination

At the end of the qualifying head to head race, the top 32 racers on the leaderboard are seeded into a single elimination bracket. Their fastest model is submitted for one-on-one matchups with other competitors until a single racer remains. The winner will advance for a chance to compete for the Championship Cup.

Ranking method: Single elimination bracket

Race style: Continuous Laps

Number of laps: 5

Number of Opponents: 1

Resets allowed: Unlimited

Reset penalty: 5 seconds

Collision penalty: 5 seconds

SUMMIT CIRCUIT OVERVIEW
The rules on how to win each Summit Circuit race format.
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Asia Pacific, US & Canada
Race Online May 1 - 31
AWS Summit Online May Time Trial race
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Attend an AWS Summit Online workshop to learn how to develop your first RL model quickly and easily in the AWS DeepRacer console, or bring your own. In time trial racing, racers must complete the specified number of laps while staying on the track. The top 8 developers with the fastest continuous lap time at the end of the competition will advance for a chance to compete for the Championship Cup.

Prizes for this race

1st - 8th place: Eligible to advance to compete in the 2020 AWS DeepRacer Championship Cup.

Top 40: Eligible to receive prizes in the amount of $399.99 usd

Rules for this race

Ranking method: Total time

Race style: Continuous Laps

Number of laps: 3

Resets allowed: Unlimited

Reset penalty: 2 seconds

AWS Summit Online May Head-to-Head race
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Experiment with sensors and new training algorithms, to create an RL model capable of skillfully avoiding obstacles on the road, or detecting and predicting driving behavior of other cars. Submit your model to the AWS Summit race to navigate the track while avoiding AWS DeepRacer X bot cars. The top 8 developers with the fastest continuous lap times will advance for a chance to compete for the Championship Cup.

Prizes for this race

1st - 8th place: Eligible to advance to compete in the 2020 AWS DeepRacer Championship Cup.

Top 40: Eligible to receive prizes in the amount of $399.99 usd

Rules for this race

Ranking method: Total time

Race style: Continuous Laps

Number of laps: 3

Number of Opponents: 6

Opponent Speed: .75 m/s

Resets allowed: Unlimited

Reset penalty: 2 seconds

Collision penalty: 5 seconds

Win Prizes
You've likely learned new skills by getting hands-on with machine learning, but as with any sporting event there are prizes for the top performers.

Here are the basics on how prizes work, check out the AWS DeepRacer League Rules for the full details.

Trip to re:Invent 2020: A total of 98 racers in the 2020 season will be eligible to win an expenses paid trip to the AWS DeepRacer Championship Cup finals at re:Invent 2020 subject to terms and conditions. 74 racers who top the leaderboard in either time trial or head-to-head races throughout the Summit Circuit and 24 racers that finish first in time trial, object avoidance, or head-to-head from 8 months of racing in the Virtual Circuit. The re:Invent Prize includes: a ticket to re:Invent 2020, round trip coach class flights from the winner’s nearest international airport to Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 5 nights’ accommodation, 350 USD allowance for food and travel, and participation in the AWS DeepRacer League Knockout rounds starting Nov. 30th 2020.

Win an AWS DeepRacer: The top 5 entrants on the leaderboard in each of the Summit Circuit races in each racing format will have the opportunity to receive an AWS DeepRacer subject to eligibility and limitations of the participant's country of residence and the in which country the Summit Circuit race takes place. See full terms and conditions for details.

The top 5 entrants on the leaderboard in each of the Virtual Circuit races in each racing format will have the opportunity to receive prizes in the amount of $399.99 usd, distributed digitally in the preferred method of payment of the competition administrator and contest sponsor. Virtual Cricuit prizing is subject to eligibility and limitation of the participant's country of residence.

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