10 May 2023 | Sam Sprigg
AWE 2023 Auggie Awards Finalists
Auggie Awards AWE USA 2023

The finalists for the 2023 Auggie Awards competition have been announced! This year, we received a record number of nominations, all of which recently went through a public voting period. Well, the votes are now in, and the hundreds of submissions that were received have now been narrowed down to a record number of finalists as a result.

The Auggie Awards (aka “The Auggies”) are the XR industry’s most prestigious awards, and celebrate all of the innovative solutions submitted by the breadth and depth of companies and individuals from across the augmented and virtual reality industry, from all across the world.

The great thing about the Auggies is that the competition is open to anyone, from the largest technology providers in the world, to indie developers and creators, all of whom are seeking some much deserved recognition for their hard work from across the XR space in the past year.

The Auggie Awards are an incredible melting pot of XR innovations and experiences, and are a place where small start-ups can have their nominations showcased alongside those of well established XR businesses, Fortune 500 companies and leading brands.


The finalists’ submissions will now go through a judging process, where AWE’s expert panel of impartial judges will assess each entry based on quality, impact, and overall user experience. The winners will be announced on stage at AWE USA on June 1st during the second day of the world’s leading AR and VR conference and event. As well as being crowned winner of their respective category, winners will also receive their very own Auggie Award trophy, a highly-coveted, one of a kind piece of art created by artist Sigal Arad Inbar.



Winning an Auggie Award is not only a recognition of an organization's (or individual's) hard work and innovation, but it also helps promote their XR solutions to a wider audience. The increased exposure that comes with winning an auggie award, and even from simply making it to the final round, can help to put a company's augmented or virtual reality product or solution on the XR map, attracting the attention of industry leaders and customers alike.

For the select few that make it through to the final judging round, their submissions will be under scrutiny from AWE’s expert panel of Auggie Award judges, made up of XR industry experts, thought leaders, investors, innovators, and visionaries from around the world. Add to that the fact that a clip of each finalist's nomination will be shown in front of an audience of hundreds of attendees that will include XR professionals, members of the press, investors, and more, making it through to the final round is certainly an achievement worth shouting about.

For any companies or individuals that didn’t make the finals this year, there is still an opportunity to be in with a chance of claiming an Auggie Award, as there are additional categories that are only chosen during the AWE USA event itself. These include a ‘Best in Show’ category, as well as the title of ‘Startup to Watch,’ which is awarded to the winner of AWE’s Start-up Pitch Competition. Finally, there is the ‘AWEsome Award,’ which can be awarded for anything from a spectacular exhibitor booth or Playground experience, to an incredible presentation or talk that blows the judges away whilst at the event. 

A huge congratulations goes out to all of the finalists, and a massive thank you also goes out to everyone that submitted their nominations this year, as well as to everyone who voted for their favorite entries. You can view the finalist gallery for the 2023 Auggie Awards competition here.

Last year's winners

Categories and Finalists

There are now a total of 16 categories for which companies and individuals can be nominated, covering a range of different aspects of the XR industry. The categories for the Auggie Awards, along with this year’s finalists are as follows: 

  1. Best Art or Film
    AR Wonder Maze - Mutienliao
    Gumball Dreams - Ferryman Collective
    Museum of Digital Life - Delta Reality
    Quills Fest - Oregon Shakespeare Festival
    The Metaverse Park - Delta Reality

  2. Best Campaign
    Amstel Matchpaint - CamOn XR
    Coca-Cola World Cup 2022 - CamOn XR
    Countdown: Bricks Farm - Zappar
    H&M: 3rd Layer Sustainability - Zappar
    KIA The Limitless Brochure - Viewtoo

  3. Best Collaboration Tool
    AR 3S (Augmented Reality Engineering Space) - Holo-Light
    Arthur - Arthur Technologies
    Morpheus - Morpheus XR Inc
    VR at Pfizer – Creating the Covid Vaccine at lightspeed! - Pfizer

  4. Best Consumer App
    Central Library of Düsseldorf App - Exponential Dimensions
    Figmin XR - Overlay LLC
    Measuranimal - Designium
    Snapchat - Snap Inc.

  5. Best Creator & Authoring Tool
    Figmin XR - Overlay LLC
    Lens Studio - Snap Inc.
    XR Guru 360 XR Tour - Holopundits
    Zapworks: The all-in-one AR Platform - Zappar

  6. Best Developer Tool
    8th Wall - 8th Wall
    Cloud Platform for 3D Asset Management - echo3D
    ISAR SDK - Holo-Light
    Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform - Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
    WebAR SDK - Blippar
    Zapworks: Universal AR SDKs - Zappar

  7. Best Enterprise Solution
    AjnaVidya - AjnaLens by Dimension NXG
    Augmented Associate/Digital Twin - Lowe's Innovation Labs
    Empower Now Program - Sisu VR
    Linde Virtual Academy - Delta Reality
    MRCS for Construction - PlanB. GmbH
    XR Guru Marketplace - HoloPundits

  8. Best Game or Toy
    Among Us VR - Innersloth, Schell Games, Robot Teddy
    Demeo in Mixed Reality - Resolution Games
    Spatial Ops - Resolution Games
    Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition - ILMxLAB
    Table Trenches: Operation Living Room - DB Creations, Inc

  9. Best Headworn Device
    AjnaXR - AjnaLens by Dimension NXG
    ARGO - DigiLens Inc.
    ML2 - Magic Leap
    Nreal Air - Nreal
    PlayStation VR2 - Sony Interactive Entertainment
    Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition - Varjo
    VIVE XR Elite - HTC VIVE
    Zapbox: The World’s Most Affordable Mixed Reality Headset - Zappar

  10. Best Healthcare & Wellness Solution
    "Seeing the Problem" The Extended Reality (XR) Ophthalmology Macular Disease Simulation - Lucid Reality Labs
    Augment Therapy - Augment Therapy
    SimX VR - SimX VR
    University of Mississippi Medical Center VR - Groove Jones

  11. Best in Location-Based Entertainment
    ARcade Sports - Videogames in the real world - ONTOP
    BŌSŌ SCRAMBLE powered by STYLY - Psychic VR Lab
    Imvizar - Imvizar
    LEGOLAND Windsor Resort: LEGO MYTHICA Magical Forest - Zappar
    The Life of an Olive - Delta Reality

  12. Best Indie Creator(s)
    Big Rock Creative - Big Rock Creative
    OnBoardXR - OnBoardXR
    Table Towers - DB Creations
    Tampere xRT - Gamification Group - Tampere University
    The MetaMovie Presents: Alien Rescue - The MetaMovie

  13. Best Interaction Product
    HTC VIVE Self-Tracking Tracker - HTC VIVE
    Inseye camera-free eye-tracking - Inseye INC
    Lume Pad 2 - Leia Inc.
    Maestro EP - Contact CI
    SenseGlove Nova - SenseGlove
    Trixel 3 - TriLite
    W.Ear.01 - Wisear

  14. Best Snapdragon Spaces App – Sponsored by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
    hVerse - Hevolus Srl
    PhiBonacci Solutions - PhiBonacci Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    StickiesXR - Nomtek
    The Future of Training - Verizon
    XRAI Glass - Life. Subtitled - XRAI Glass

  15. Best Societal Impact
    "Seeing the Problem" The Extended Reality (XR) Ophthalmology Macular Disease Simulation - Lucid Reality Labs
    Inspiring Hope - Hope for Haiti
    Lifeguard VR: Lucid Reality Labs Training Innovation for the American Red Cross - Lucid Reality Labs
    Mindglow Active Shooter Preparation Training - Sisu VR
    Zapvision: Accessible QR codes for people who are blind or partially sighted - Zappar

  16. Best Use of AI
    Alpha3D - Alpha3D
    Avataar's Neural (AI) Renderer - Avataar
    Inseye camera-free eye-tracking - Inseye INC
    Move.ai - Move.ai
    SYNTH3D - Maxar Technologies

The winners of the 2023 Auggie Awards will be announced on the Main Stage on June 1st at AWE 2023. Be a part of the excitement, witness the announcement of this year's Auggies winners and experience hands-on demos of the latest XR technology at the world’s leading XR community gathering and industry event.

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