In the past years, the winners have received prizes, like MacBooks, iPads, watches and hard drives. In addition, we presented 60 hoodies and 360 T-shirts.
Unfortunately, the participants of the previous AI Cup received T-shirts only almost a year later (we delivered the prizes). In a pandemic, we were powerless and not ready.
In this regard, we thought to cancel the merch in this competition, but a the community did not receive this news well. “No promo codes or other virtual prizes needed, we need T-shirts and hoodies” - quote from the community.
Change 1: the prizes are now not physical, but cash. This year’s winners will receive:
Sandbox winners (also 6 people) will receive 10,000 rubles each. Amounts are after taxes. We have significantly increased the prize pool.
Change 2: T-shirts and hoodies will be available, but delivery will not be until February. If you don’t want to wait, you can exchange your promotional gift for a promotional code in Mail.ru Group services (cloud, etc.).
All participants in Round 2 will receive T-shirts, and the finalists will receive hoodies.