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Snap Creators
How to Get Rewarded on Spotlight
Spotlight lets you create and share short videos with users from all over the world. Top Spotlight Snaps get rewarded!
Making Millions Available
We value our community’s creative contributions, and Spotlight is a place where anyone can take center stage.

We believe in rewarding Snapchatters for their creativity. Snap has a reward program for Spotlight creators in which it makes available millions of dollars to eligible Snapchatters who create the top Spotlight Snaps.

Snapchatters can receive a Crystals Award if they submit top Snaps — which can be cashed out for money. 

Payments are determined by a proprietary formula based on various engagement metrics and other factors. The performance of other Creators’ Spotlights for the day will affect the payment total. 
If you are eligible to receive Snap Crystals from a Spotlight Submission or an eligible Snap Star, you will receive a push notification and will also be notified in My Profile where you can tap ‘My Snap Crystals’ to open the Crystals Hub.

To be eligible to receive payment, submissions must comply with the Community Guidelines, Spotlight Guidelines, Terms of Service, and our Spotlight Terms. Any Snaps you delete from Spotlight won't be eligible for payment.

A Snap may be eligible for the reward program for up to twenty-four hours after it is submitted, as long as the submission remains live.

Spotlight Challenges
Win prizes for submitting top-performing Spotlight submissions that meet specific criteria. 
This is a chance for Creators to highlight their unique voice and creativity using the Snap camera and editing tools.
Who Sees Your Spotlights?
We aim to make each person's experience personal to them within Spotlight. Our content algorithms work to showcase the most engaging Snaps each Snapchatter would be interested in.
Everything we build is in service of helping Snapchatters express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. 
Commercial Content
Creators and brands cannot sell or solicit products or services on Spotlight. However, brands can connect with and partner with Creators through Creator Marketplace. Creators are welcome to partner with brands and share branded content on their Stories.