10th Annual Auggie Awards

The annual Auggie Awards have been the most recognized industry AR & VR awards show in the world since 2010. Now in its 10th year, the Auggies continue to showcase the best of the best in augmented and virtual reality.

Nominations are now open until April 15, 2019. Submit your product or solution today by heading over to our Auggie Award Portal.

Winners will be presented with a prestigious Auggie Award live on stage at the Auggie Awards Ceremony, which will take place this year at AWE USA 2019 on May 30th.


2019 Auggie awards timeline

February 6 - April 15
Nomination Period
April 15 - May 8
Public Voting
May 13 - May 20
Judging Period
May 30
Auggie Awards
Presented at AWE USA 2019

Nominations are now open for the 10th annual Auggie Awards

2019 auggie award categories

Best art or film

Art Installations or films including design concepts and documentary films and 360 video that explore the augmented or virtual world.

Best campaign

Marketing and advertising campaigns for major brands that use AR and VR.

Best consumer app

AR and VR applications available to the public in major app stores across all verticals.

Best creator & authoring tool

Designer tools, Content creation, reality capture, and publishing tools for AR & VR.

Best developer tool

Tracking & Mapping SDKs, navigation, recognition, analytics, workflow and optimization tools enabling developers to create AR & VR experiences.

Best enterprise solution

Enterprise solutions that solve business problems using AR, and VR.

Best game or toy

Connected toy or gaming solutions that enable digital interaction with the physical world or physical interaction in the virtual world.

Best headworn device

Smartglasses, head-mounted displays (HMD), goggles, heads-up displays (HUD), connected eyewear, and helmets.

Best input & output hardware

Haptics, gesture, eye-tracking, controllers, sensors, cameras, display, audio, stationary installations, hardware acceleration and connectivity.

Best international software tool

Hand tracking, gaze, motion control, voice, bio-sensing, emotion, and EEG solutions

Best Societal Impact

The best use of AR or VR technologies to make a meaningful and positive impact on the world.

Presented by The Virtual World Society.


Best in Show

In addition to the 11 main Auggie Award categories, AWE is pleased to present 5 additional honors which will be presented at AWE USA 2019.

All of these categories DO NOT require organizations to submit nominations via the Auggie Portal and do not follow the same process as the 11 categories outlined above.

Best in Show Augmented Reality

All presenting AR companies at AWE 2019 (Expo and Playground) are automatically eligible to be nominated for this award. The winner will be selected through popular vote at the show and announced on stage on May 31, 2019.

Best in Show Virtual Reality

All presenting VR companies at AWE 2019 (Expo and Playground) are automatically eligible to be nominated for this award. The winner will be selected through popular vote at the show and announced on stage on May 31, 2019.

Startup to Watch

Honoring the winner of the AWE USA 2019 Startup Pitch Competition which takes place on May 31, 2019. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges at the Pitch Compeition and announced on stage on May 31, 2019.

Nextant award

The Virtual World Society will select a pioneer in XR to honor at AWE USA 2019 during the Auggie Awards ceremony on May 30, 2019.

Awesome award

AugmentedReality.org will select a moonshot concept or prototype that are straight out of a Sci-Fi novel to be honored at AWE USA 2019 during the Auggie Award ceremony on May 30, 2019.


Past Judges

Hiren Bhinde

Director Product Management (VR/AR), Qualcomm

Dr. Hong Cho


David Beard

Product Management, DAQRI

Duffy fallon

Associate Product Manager, PTC Vuforia

Jay iorio

Director of Innovation, IEEE Standards Association

Juergen Lumera

Director of Global Product Management, Bosch

Brandon Bray


Ori Inbar

Board Member, AugmentedReality.org

Tom emrichh

Board Member, AugmentedReality.org

Phil Keslin

CTO, Niantic

Pearly Chen

Chief of Staff, HTC

Tish Shute

Director AR/VR, Corporate Technology Strategy, Huawei

Justin Quimby

Senior Product Manager, Google AR/VR

Dave Lorenzini

Board Member, AugmentedReality.org

Mark Billinghurst

Director, HIT Lab

Mark Sage

Executive Director, AR for Enterprise Association (The AREA)

Brian Mullins

Board Member, AugmentedReality.org

Linda Jacobson

Board of Directors, Virtual World Society

Brad Weiers

Product Manager, Unity

Tom Furness

Founder, Virtual World Society

Abby Albright

Co-Founder, WXR Fund

How we pick the winners

The AR/VR industry nominates products and solutions in one of eleven active categories, all of which are listed above.

All nominations must adhere to the Auggie Awards Rules and Regulations to be eligible for an award.

Selected nominees move forward to public voting which begins on April 1

The public is asked to vote for the nominees they wish to see as finalists in each category.

Public Voting results are used to select the five finalists in each of the 11 active Auggie Award categories. The judging panel will have the opportunity to “save” some nominations they wish to see included as a finalist if desired.

These finalists move to the judging round which occurs from April 29 - May 10.

Our panel of judges rate the finalists and these ratings will determine the winners for each category.

The winners will be announce on stage at AWE USA 2019 on May 30, 2019