11th 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 11th year, the Auggies continue to showcase the best of the best in augmented and virtual reality.

Public voting is April 21, 2020 - May 8, 2020.

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 Online 2020 on May 29.


2020 Auggie awards timeline

December 4 - April 20
Nomination Period
April 21 - May 8
Public Voting
May 13 - May 20
Judging Period
May 29
Auggie Awards
Presented at AWE Online 2020

Finalists announced for the 11th Auggie Awards!

2020 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 interaction 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 Indie Creator(s)

A celebration and appreciation of work being done by independent XR creators, including filters and experiences going beyond art.

Best use of AI

Best use of AI and machine learning in spatial computing, including computer vision, 3D mapping and reconstruction, object/text/audio recognition, semantic segmentation and understanding, virtual beings, and more.

Best in Location-Based Entertainment

Venues incorporating or defined by AR/VR experiences such as arcades, brick and mortar stores, theme parks and other attractions, concert and sporting venues, pop-up installations, and cultural institutions.

Best Healthcare & Wellness Solution

Best use of spatial computing in healthcare for hospitals, operating rooms, medical training, diagnosis and telemedicine, patient care and home care, rehabilitation, and wellness.

2020 Startup To Watch and Nextant Awards

In addition to the 15 main Auggie Award categories, AWE will present an Award for the "Best Startup to Watch" and Nextant Awards.

Startup to Watch

Honoring the winner of the AWE USA 2020 Startup Pitch Competition that will take place on May 28, 2020. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges at the Pitch Competition and announced on May 29, 2020.

Nextant Awards

The Virtual World Society will select a pioneer in XR who will be honored at AWE USA 2020 during the Auggie Awards ceremony on May 28, 2020.

2019 Judges

Diane Wang

Lead UX Designer, AR/VR, Google

Silka Miesnieks

Head of Emerging Design, Adobe

Shelley Peterson

Emerging Technologies Lead/Principal Investigator for Augmented Reality, Lockheed Martin

Raffaella Camera

Global Head of XR Market & Innovation Strategy, Accenture

Lori Schwartz

Principal, StoryTech

JR Dawkins

Innovation Program Manager, Verizon Media

Graham Roberts

Director of Immersive Platforms Storytelling, The New York Times Company

Cathy Hackl

Futurist, You Are Here Labs

Samantha Wolfe

Managing Partner, We Are Phase2

Ori Inbar

Co-Founder & CEO, AWE & Super Ventures

Tom Emrich

Co-Producer, AWE & Partner, Super Ventures

Rajiv Tiwari

Technology Manager / Immersive Realities Service Owner (AR/VR/MR), Johnson & Johnson

Hiren Bhinde

Sr Director, Product Management, Qualcomm, Inc.

Elizabeth Barelli

Sr Product Marketing Manager, Adobe


How we pick the winners

The AR/VR industry nominates products and solutions in one of thhe 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 15

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 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 May 13 - May 20.

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 2020 on May 28, 2020