Travel, dress code, and more. Everything you need to know to prepare for the big day.

Nominations & Judging Process

How can I apply or register to be nominated?

Nominations will open in March 2020.

If you have an incredible project you want to share at the next VR Awards, you can register your interest here.

How are the winners selected?

We have an extensive judging panel that consists of some of the most respected and experienced experts in the virtual reality industry. Every nomination is judged by our specialist panel on a points based system. See our list of judges here.

When will finalists be announced?

Finalists for 2020 are yet to be confirmed. Finalists for 2019 can be seen here.

When will the winners be announced?

Winners for 2020 are yet to be confirmed. You can view the 2019 winners here.

Is there any help or guidance I can receive?

Yes, we host free advance briefing webinars for nominees to understand the criteria better and ask questions. Each webinar will include two case studies and presentations from previous finalists.

Dates are yet to be announced, so register your interest here to be the first to hear any updates.

Is there a fee for nominating?

Entry Fee – £149 + VAT

You may enter as many categories as you like; however, each entry will be treated as a separate entry and the entry fee must be paid for each category which you enter.

Your entry fee goes towards supporting our numerous not-for-profit endeavours, which include nurturing new talent, inspiring audiences and celebrating our industries innovation in VR, AR and immersive industries. Nomination fees are non refundable.

  • AIXR Members receive one free nomination
  • If you are a charity, please contact us and you will receive 50% off entry fees.

About the VR Awards

What is the VR Awards?

Hosted by AIXR (The Academy of International Extended Reality), the independent not-for-profit trade body for the immersive industry, the VR Awards celebrates outstanding achievement in the virtual reality industry.

Attendees include some of the biggest names in VR and offers a night of entertainment and celebration, looking back on the previous year of achievement. 

Is there a Code of Conduct?

Take a few minutes to review our Code of Conduct, as it describes what is expected of all attendees.

How do I contact the organisers?

Web: https://aixr.org/

UK Call: +44 (0) 1206 598 016

US Call:  +1 (628) 239 0018

Email: [email protected]

Write: 65B North Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PX

Attending the VR Awards

When and where is the VR Awards?

The 4th International VR Awards will be held in November 2020 in London. The reception starts at 6PM.

How can I register to attend the VR Awards?

You can be the first to hear about 2020 VR Awards tickets by registering your interest here.

How do I qualify for a press pass?

Please contact the team directly at [email protected]

What can I expect on the night?

There will be 300 influential international attendees on the night. You can expect a champagne reception, exquisite 3 course dining, live entertainment, the award ceremony itself, and a VIP after party.

VIP after party access can be purchased alongside your tickets.

Is there a specific dress code necessary to attend?


Yes, the dress code for the VR Awards is traditional black tie.


I’m not a UK resident. Is a visa required to visit?

Visa-free travel is still in place for citizens of members states of the European Union. If you want to check if you need a UK visa please do so here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

What do I need for check in at VR Awards?

Your ticket information will be emailed to you directly, so please print this or bring your phone so we can check you in. 

Tickets must be shown at entry. If you do not have your ticket, you may be asked for ID for proof of identity.

Do finalist nominees get tickets?

As spaces are very limited, nominees are required to arrange their own tickets to the ceremony.

Can I transfer the name on my ticket to someone else?

In some instances we may be able to transfer the name on your ticket. This is handled only with a case by case basis. 

I can no longer attend. Can I receive a refund?

Unfortunately we are unable to issue refunds for the VR Awards, we appreciate your understanding.

I haven't received my ticket?

If you haven’t got your ticket yet, don’t worry. Tickets get sent out 2 days before the event. Feel free to email us on [email protected]

Stay up to date

Registering interest allows you to be one of the first to find out about nomination opening and closing dates, ensuring you won’t miss any deadlines.