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Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know to prepare for the big day.

Key Dates:

Everything you need to know about the nomination and judging timeline for the VR Awards.

Nominations Period

Nominations Open

25 March 2021

Nominations Briefing Webinar

Nominations Briefing Webinar #1

07 April 2021

Nominations Briefing Webinar

Nominations Briefing Webinar #2

05 May 2021

Nominations Period

Nominations Close

03 June 2021

Finalist Announcement

Finalists Announced

21 July 2021

Nominations Briefing Webinar

Finalists Briefing Webinar

4 August 2021

Judging Period

Judging Period

29 July – 20 August

Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony

18th November 2021

Nominations & Judging Process

How can I apply or register to be nominated?

Nominations are now closed for 2021. Finalists will be announced on July 21st 2021.

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 finalist is judged by a mixture of our specialist panel (90%) and public voting (10%) on a points based system. See our list of judges here.

When will finalists be announced?

You can see all the Finalists for the 5th International VR Awards here.

When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be announced on the night of the VR Awards . You can view the 2020 winners here.

Is there any help or guidance I can receive?

Finalists will be invited to a breifing webinar if successful. These will take place on the 4th August 2021.

Is there a fee for nominating?

Entry Fee – £195 + 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 25% off entry fees.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions throughout 2020, the ‘Out-of-Home Entertainment’ category will be discounted to £145 + VAT.

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?

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 5th International VR Awards will be held on the 18th November 2021. 

How can I book tickets to attend the VR Awards?

You can book tickets here.

How do I qualify for a press pass?

Please contact the team directly at [email protected].

What can I expect on the night?

The Fifth International VR Awards will be the one to remember for many years to come. This year the VR Awards will be celebrating its 5th anniversary of gathering the globe’s biggest innovators to recognize ground-breaking projects that redefined the immersive world. And like it’s predecessor, the ceremony will be experienced through the virtual world, allowing millions the opportunity to join the special 5th International VR Awards ceremony from a browser, phone or VR headset. Join for a celebratory evening of building and renewing connections and immersing yourselves into the most cutting edge virtual event of the year.

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