Finalists are announced for the 7th International VR Awards!

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

24 April 2023

Nominations Briefing Webinar

Nominations Briefing Webinar #1

04 May 2023

Nominations Briefing Webinar

Nominations Briefing Webinar #2

01 June 2023

Nominations Period

Nominations Close

03 July 2023

Finalist Announcement

Finalists Announced

01 August 2023

Nominations Briefing Webinar

Finalists Briefing Webinar

17 August 2023

Judging Period

Judging Period

04 Sept – 18 Sept 2023

Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony
de Doelen, Rotterdam

30 November 2023

Nominations & Judging Process

How do I nominate?

Nominations for the 7th International VR Awards will open on 24th April 2023. You can stay up to date with our next steps by registering interest here.

How are the winners selected?

All nominations are processed through a series of voting stages, including a shortlisting round and a finalist round. VR Game of the Year and VR Content Creator of the Year also have a public vote round.

You can view more information on the voting rounds and stages here

The VR Awards follows a weighted judging system. You can read more about how weightings work here

We have an extensive judging panel that consists of some of the most respected and experienced experts in the virtual reality industry. See our list of judges here.

When will finalists be announced?

Finalists for the 7th International VR Awards will be announced on 1st August 2023. Sign up here to stay up to date with the latest news.

When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be announced on the night of the VR Awards, 30th November 2023. To stay up to date on all things VR Awards please sign up here.

  • You can view the winners of the VR Awards 2022 here

  • You can view the winners of the VR Awards 2021 here

  • Tickets for the 7th International VR Awards are available here.

Is there any help or guidance I can receive?
A Nominations kit will be made available to download, with everything you need to know about nominating, including top tips, guidance, best practices, and information regarding this year’s updates. Our help page, found here, also includes a detailed breakdown of nomination questions on a per category basis. 
Watch our Briefing Webinars for top tips and further guidance from our previous winners and judges:

In the first VR Awards Nominations Webinar 2022, we were joined by Eric Shamlin (Media Monks) and Andrew Kostuik (Studio Norcat).

> Watch here <

In our second VR Awards Nominations Webinar 2022, our host Chris Gunby (AIXR) was joined by judge Ed Greig (Deloitte) and former winners Aida Otaola (Virtualware) and Gonçalo Antunes (Masters of Pie).

> Watch here <

Is there a fee for nominating?

Entry Fee – £225+ 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 that you enter.

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

  • AIXR Members can claim a discounted nomination fee. Access this via the AIXR Platform.
  • If you are a registered charity, please contact us and you will receive 25% off entry fees – Excluding The AIXR Social Impact Award.
  • Submissions to the Content Creator of the Year category are free, and subject to a selection process before finalists are announced. Please review all information provided to ensure you are eligible.
  • Nominations for The AIXR Social Impact Award are subsidised to £110 + 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?

Get answers to your question quicker by joining our Discord server where you can message us directly and connect with other nominees.

Email: [email protected]

AIXR Press Email: [email protected]


Attending the VR Awards

When and where is the VR Awards?

The 7th International VR Awards will be held on the 30th November 2023, live at De Doelen, Rotterdam.

How can I book tickets to attend the VR Awards?

Early Bird Tickets for the VR Awards 2023 are now available here.

How do I qualify for a press pass?

Please visit to become a offically accreditated as press with the Academy.

What can I expect on the night?

This year the VR Awards will be celebrating its 7th year of gathering the globe’s biggest innovators to recognize ground-breaking projects that redefined the immersive world.

This year we find ourselves back at de Doelen, Rotterdam fresh from our successful return to a live and ‘in person’ VR Awards show in 2022 and determined to make this one our biggest yet!

Need more support?

If you require further assistance, we recomend you visit the AIXR help centre.

Stay up to date

Register interest for all events updates, including ticket information.