Finalists are announced for the 7th International VR Awards!

About the VR Awards

The international, not-for-profit, red carpet award ceremony for the virtual reality industry.

Where Virtual Reality Meets Recognition

The VR Awards is at the centre of recognition and celebration of outstanding achievement in VR. Combined with year-round international initiatives. The VR Awards brings together a night of red carpet highlights, the celebration of excellence and unique access to the world’s most influential names in immersive technology.

The VR Awards is a not-for-profit event for the immersive industry; all of our revenue goes straight back into furthering the XR Industry through AIXR.

An IRL Celebration

The 7th International VR Awards will bring us together in Rotterdam once again.

The ceremony will be hosted at de Doelen, Rotterdam in partnership with VR Days Europe and Immersive Tech Week. Returning as a physical international event to celebrate global innovators shaking up the immersive world and to raise a glass to some of the biggest VR projects from the metaverse!

Key Dates

Nominations Period

24 April 2023

Nominations Open

Nominations Briefing Webinar

04 May & 01 June 2023

Nominations Briefing Webinar

Nominations Period

19 June 2023

Nominations Close

Finalist Announcement

01 August 2023

Finalist Announced

Judging Period

04 Sept - 18 Sept 2023

Judging Period

Awards Ceremony

30 December 2023

Awards Ceremony

Building the future of virtual reality, together.

Join us this year!

Global Award Ceremony

Celebrating some of the most influential projects in the VR space. As an independent, not-for-profit, the VR Awards is the biggest celebration of the very best virtual reality has to offer from across the globe.

Unrivalled Networking

The VR Awards gather the world’s biggest and brightest innovators to recognize ground-breaking projects that redefined the immersive world and the way we interact with technology.

World  Premieres & Virtual Entertainment

The 7th International VR Awards will feature the most exciting line up yet, including never seen before world premieres and exclusive immersive entertainment.

Pushing VR to its Limits

Breaking the rules and limitations of traditional award shows, the VR Awards is designed to shatter expectations and re-define the virtual event space.

Over 300+ C-level Attendees

The VR Awards is an unmissable awards ceremony and dinner for a wide range of decision making professionals from various industries across the world. On the night of the VR Awards, 300 delegates from the most influential backgrounds of VR are in attendance, along with an increased presence through live streaming and online media partners. Delegates have included:

Over 70 Expert Judges

Our judging panel is made up of industry-leading creatives in virtual reality. We have gathered experts in various sectors of VR, from academics, journalists, and creative directors to founders and C-Suite executives. We tailor and match our judges’ specific areas of expertise to our award categories in order to ensure that our judging is of the highest-possible quality.

Lou Pushelberg

Lou Pushelberg

Circuit Stream, Founder & CEO

Michaela Holland

Michaela Holland

Experiential Creative Strategist & Consultant

Sam Mateosian

The Yarn Corporation, Co-Founder & CEO

Amy Hedrick

Amy Hedrick

Cleanbox Technology, CEO & Co-Founder

About The Academy of International Extended Reality (AIXR)

AIXR is an independent, community first, not for profit organisation that exists to support individuals and companies of all sizes as the International trade body for immersive technology industries. AIXR or, The Academy of International Extended Reality, hosts the VR Awards annually. AIXR’s mission is to support individuals and companies in the immersive industry by endorsing, inspiring, and enabling innovators through removing barriers to entry and connecting a diverse collection of trades together.

Through the team’s work on celebrating outstanding achievement in virtual reality with the VR Awards, we heard from numerous voices within the industry that immersive technology lacks a comprehensive support structure. AIXR exists to provide that support network that so many companies are looking for and to ensure that immersive technology is an accessible and inclusive industry for all.

The VR Awards is overseen by AIXR’s independent VR Steering Panel.

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