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 15, 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 USA 2020 on May 28.
Art Installations or films including design concepts and documentary films and 360 video that explore the augmented or virtual world.
Marketing and advertising campaigns for major brands that use AR and VR.
AR and VR applications available to the public in major app stores across all verticals.
Designer tools, Content creation, reality capture, and publishing tools for AR & VR.
Tracking & Mapping SDKs, navigation, recognition, analytics, workflow and optimization tools enabling developers to create AR & VR experiences.
Enterprise solutions that solve business problems using AR, and VR.
Connected toy or gaming solutions that enable digital interaction with the physical world or physical interaction in the virtual world.
Smartglasses, head-mounted displays (HMD), goggles, heads-up displays (HUD), connected eyewear, and helmets.
Haptics, gesture, eye-tracking, controllers, sensors, cameras, display, audio, stationary installations, hardware acceleration and connectivity.
Hand tracking, gaze, motion control, voice, bio-sensing, emotion, and EEG solutions
The best use of AR or VR technologies to make a meaningful and positive impact on the world.
Presented by The Virtual World Society.
A celebration and appreciation of work being done by independent XR creators, including filters and experiences going beyond art.
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.
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 use of spatial computing in healthcare for hospitals, operating rooms, medical training, diagnosis and telemedicine, patient care and home care, rehabilitation, and wellness.
In addition to the 15 main Auggie Award categories, AWE will present 5 additional honors at AWE USA 2020.
All of these categories DO NOT require organizations to submit nominations via the Auggie Portal and do not follow the same process as the 15 categories outlined above.
All presenting AR companies at AWE 2020 (Expo and Playground) are automatically eligible to be nominated for this award. The winners are selected through popular vote at the show and announced on stage on May 29, 2020.
All presenting VR companies at AWE 2020 (Expo and Playground) are automatically eligible to be nominated for this award. The winner is selected through popular vote at the show and announced on stage on May 29, 2020.
Honoring the winner of the AWE USA 2020 Startup Pitch Competition that will take place on May 27, 2020. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges at the Pitch Compeition and announced on stage on May 28, 2020.
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.
AugmentedReality.org will select a moonshot concept or prototype that is straight out of a Sci-Fi novel who will honored at AWE USA 2020 during the Auggie Award ceremony on May 28, 2020.
Lead UX Designer, AR/VR, Google
Head of Emerging Design, Adobe
Emerging Technologies Lead/Principal Investigator for Augmented Reality, Lockheed Martin
Global Head of XR Market & Innovation Strategy, Accenture
Innovation Program Manager, Verizon Media
Director of Immersive Platforms Storytelling, The New York Times Company
Futurist, You Are Here Labs
Managing Partner, We Are Phase2
Co-Founder & CEO, AWE & Super Ventures
Co-Producer, AWE & Partner, Super Ventures
Technology Manager / Immersive Realities Service Owner (AR/VR/MR), Johnson & Johnson
Sr Director, Product Management, Qualcomm, Inc.
Sr Product Marketing Manager, Adobe
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 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 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 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