Finalists are announced for the 7th International VR Awards!

2021 Finalists

2021 Award-Worthy Individuals and Companies

VR Social Influencer of the Year

VR Social Influencer is awarded to content creators producing quality virtual reality content – no matter the medium, size, or purpose. This years shortlist was compiled by our media partners and judges.


  • April Speight
  • Between Realites VR Podcast
  • Cas and Chary VR
  • Nathie
  • PHIA
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Tyriel Wood

VR Healthcare of the Year

VR Healthcare of the Year recognises projects that are changing the landscape of healthcare industries for good, awarding both B2B and B2C solutions that can demonstrate a clear impact and understanding of the market.


  • BroadAR – Smell Revived
  • Health Scholars – Saving Kids’ Lives: VR Training for Pediatric Emergencies
  • Khora – The Challenge Project
  • Make Real Ltd– Make Real & NHS Blood and Transplant – Aseptic Technique VR
  • NUMENA GmbH B. Braun SSI Pathway VR
  • Osso VR – Cinematic VR Surgical Training Platform
  • SimX, Inc. – Elsevier Simulation Learning System (SLS) VR Curriculum
  • FundamentalVR – See again! – FundamentalVR partnership with Novartis, delivering groundbreaking Ocular Gene Therapy VR Simulation
  • Nicolò Zago – Daily- act software: VR serious game for the evaluation and rehabilitation of the neuropsychological patients

VR Education and Training of the Year

Awarded to companies or individuals who have demonstrated practical and innovative uses of VR in education and training. This applies to any industry that has used VR to aid in experiences, videos, games and more (providing it has a positive educational use).


  • Breakpoint One GmbH – VR Plant Journey
  • Haggai Goldfarb Consulting – Project Origami: “The Magic of Flight”
  • Make Real Ltd –Make Real & Severn Trent – Coaching VR
  • NORCAT – Vale VR
  • Orka – DHL Reach Truck Simulator
  • PsychIc VR Lab Co. Ltd – NEWVIEW SCHOOL
  • StudioCOIN – Forum VR-Artists of OZ
  • Techno Brave Asia Ltd. & Eminent Air (Thailand) Co., Ltd.Virtual Air condition Installation
  • VR Inn – Virtual Reality training for container glass manufacturers

VR Enterprise Solution of the Year

VR Enterprise Solution of the Year specifically rewards projects that satisfy the needs of an organisation rather than individual users. Such organisations include businesses, schools, interest-based user groups, clubs, charities, and governments.


  • Arthur – Arthur
  • Entropia sdn. Bhd– TM One XR City: Immersive Opportunities
  • Light&Shadows Stipple
  • Make Real Ltd – Skill Shield – Make Real and Keltbray
  • Masters of Pie Hyperbat – World’s First VR Design Review over 5G
  • OrkaVirtual Shipyard – Strathclyde University Department of NAOME
  • Spinview – The VQecosystem: Transforming building and infrastructure data into visual intelligence for all

VR Social Impact Award

Some projects may have smaller budgets, however, that doesn’t stop them from making a significant social impact on the world around them.

The VR Awards Social Impact Award is given to companies or individuals that produce and execute either an experience, product and or service which has resulted in positively impacting a cause for social good.


  • Accenture – AVEnueS – Race Equity in Child Welfare
  • Gain Productions Inc. – MINDFUL VR
  • Geometry Ogilvy Japan – Shibuya Virtual Halloween
  • GRX Immersive Labs – POV: Points of View
  • Rendever RendeverLive™
  • Sentireal Ltd – SiteIT
  • Moth+Flame – Suicide Prevention (Ready VR)

Rising VR Company of the Year

Without new startups creating innovative solutions and driving forward ambition within the industry, virtual reality would not be where it is today. Commending small businesses with proven business models is VR startup of the year.


  • Emperia
  • EVOKE Studios
  • Lost Horizon
  • triple A code GmbH
  • Unlocked Reality

Innovative VR Company of the Year

Virtual Reality is a constantly evolving landscape that requires innovative thought leaders to pave the way by leading by example through first-to-market developments. Additional points are given to companies that place focus on their company culture and policies along with how sustainable their practices are.


  • Cleanbox Technology
  • eyeora VR
  • InnerspaceVR
  • Resolution Games
  • Virtualware
  • Yarn Corporation

Out-of-Home VR Entertainment of the Year

Out-of-Home VR Entertainment brings a new level of immersion to theme parks, cinemas, attractions, museums and more. Nominees for this award have researched, implemented and carried out a truly outstanding, quality experience which has resulted in a high level of user satisfaction.



  • Backlight Studio – Icecube Protocol
  • DIVR Labs – Meet the Dinosaurs
  • Figment Productions Ltd. – Current, Rising
  • INCARNA STUDIOS – Incarna Adventure
  • meetspaceVR meetspaceVR: We blow minds!
  • Secret LocationBlasters of the Universe: Infinity Forever
  • Secret LocationParanormal Pest Patrol
  • Ubisoft Düsseldorf Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time

VR Marketing of the Year

Virtual Reality gives marketers a new weapon to reach further demographics in increasingly creative ways. Judges look towards marketing campaigns that integrate Virtual Reality within the majority of the project. Particular focus is placed on the originality and creativity behind each marketing campaign.


  • Accenture – D-Wave Advantage Showcase
  • Geometry Ogilvy Japan– Shibuya Virtual Halloween
  • HIKKY Co., Ltd. – Virtual Market 5
  • HIKKY Co., Ltd. – VR Boatshow: TOYOTA Marine WORLD
  • IMMERSIVECASTVraum – Car configuration app
  • Emirates & Renacen Sistemas SL The Emirates VR Experience

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VR Film of the Year

Working to create an immersive, spatial and original VR media is very new territory for most designers and cinematographers. All nominations must substantially feature virtual reality within their media and work to create a comfortable and enjoyable experience for the viewer. Additional attention is given to the use of positioning and movement within the media. Can include short film, interactive pieces and design work within VR.


  • 3DAR – Paper Birds
  • Alchemy Immersive– Micro Monsters with David Attenborough
  • Diversion Cinema – Strands of mind by Adrian Meyer
  • idontloveyouanymore – To Miss The Ending
  • “La Caixa” FoundationSymphony
  • Transitional Forms and National Film Board of CanadaAgence

VR Experience of the Year

Experiences are what makes Virtual Reality come to life. VR experience of the year is awarded to companies that produce and execute a truly outstanding, quality experience which has resulted in positive user feedback.


  • 4DR Studios & Coloray – Future Static
  • ATLAS V & NO GHOST – Madrid Noir
  • Big Rock Creative – BRCvr
  • Couzin Films & Les Produits Frais – The Passengers
  • National Film Board of Canada – The Book of Distance
  • Lost Eagle StudiosGetting Lost With Luke In Nature
  • Nowheremedia – Kusunda VR
  • SENSORIUMLaunch First Performing AI DJ

VR Hardware of the Year

VR Hardware of the Year is awarded to companies producing outstanding and impactful manufactured technology year on year.


  • FacebookOculus Quest 2
  • HPHP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition
  • HTCVIVE Focus 3
  • Pico Interactive Europe SLPico Neo 3 Pro
  • Varjo – XR-3
  • VrgineersXTAL Mixed Reality Module

VR Game of the Year

VR Game of the Year is now open for public voting! Click here to vote for your favourite game!

Voting closes on the 27th September at 6pm BST.

Focusing on the use of Virtual Reality within games is the VR game of the year award. This combines the ingenuity and creativity that it takes to make a successful game along with the innovative use of movement that makes an experience worth while.


  • Archiact – DOOM 3: VR Edition
  • Electronic Arts Inc. Star Wars: Squadrons
  • MWM InteractiveMaskmaker
  • ILMxLAB – Star Wars/ Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge
  • Joy Way – STRIDE
  • MyDearest ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos
  • PotamWorks SAS – Smash Drums
  • Resolution GamesDemeo
  • VR Factory Games – Horror Bar VR
  • Wanadev – Ragnaröck
  • Wevr – Gnomes & Goblins
  • XR Games – Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever

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