ABOUT VR NOW AWARDS
Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality are evolving. Sometimes at a steady pace, sometimes in fast thrusts. We accompany this exciting process since 2016. We have witnessed how plots overwhelm us when storytellers tear down the mediated walls and invite us to come real close. How enterprises can use emerging tech to maintain infrastructure and teach employees. How patients overcome their fears and doctors perform better with the help of XR (VR, MR and AR). How interactive fun conquers another dimension.
The VR NOW Awards are the first European awards dedicated to experiences in XR, i.e. in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality and Cinematic VR. An independent expert jury honors great achievements in four categories. The Grand Prize celebrates the best project of the year, selected from all nominees in the other categories.
We skipped 2020 but are back in 2021 with a bang. In a series of online events we will celebrate the best of XR together with you, the creators, fans and partners of this exciting industy we all <3
SAVE THE DATES:
THE FINALS ARE CELEBRATED IN A LIVE SHOW ON TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2021!
NOMINATIONS ARE ANNOUNCED SOON!
AWARD CATEGORIES OF 2021
BEST VR TECHNOLOGY
You can also think of this as XR innovation award. Technology here is also including smart combinations of existing tech-packages. We love new hardware the same as we love new software. Just make sure the project description focuses on the technological creativity of your submission.
BEST INDUSTRY VR
Your XR experience is designed for your goals and fields? You got the best training simulation? The most amazing XR-Marketing approach? The hottest tool for fashionistas? The best maintenance app? This category is for you! Be brave, be creative, anything that has a higher pragmatic meaning goes.
VR NOW GRAND PRIZE
You’re simply the best, better than all the rest. The VR NOW Grand Prize is for ambitious and daring experiences, the extraordinarily beautiful, the tech wonders, the most empathetic and moving. Better than anyone, anyone we ever met.
This XR experience is simply mind-blowing! Winners of this category are nominated by the hosts and the judges. You can’t apply for it. If you have seen such an exceptional project or believe you got one, please reach out to us personally.
It’s 2021 after all!
BEST IMMERSIVE CINEMA
Cinematic VR experiences allow us to discover fantastic realms which immerse us fully, give us new perspectives on narrative experiences and make us feel for real. Such infinite possibilities have to be exploited, and excellence in these must be rewarded.
BEST VR ENTERTAINMENT
XR experiences are an amazing form of entertainment! This category is aimed at games, playful experiences and interactive projects mostly, but if you feel you got something new and fun and it should win the VR Winkebear, submit it now!
All submitted projects will be reviewed by an independent jury composed of renowned authors, founders, curators, journalists, investors and other representatives of the XR, technology and media industries.