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 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.

Auggies

2020 Auggie awards timeline

February 6 - April 15
Nomination Period
April 15 - May 8
Public Voting
May 13 - May 20
Judging Period
May 28
Auggie Awards
Presented at AWE USA 2020

Public vote for 2019 is now closed

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 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.

 

2019 Best in Show

In addition to the 11 main Auggie Award categories, AWE presented 5 additional honors 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) were automatically eligible to be nominated for this award. The winners were 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) were automatically eligible to be nominated for this award. The winner was 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 took place on May 31, 2019. The winner was selected by a panel of judges at the Pitch Compeition and announced on stage on May 31, 2019.

Nextant award

The Virtual World Society selected a pioneer in XR and was honored at AWE USA 2019 during the Auggie Awards ceremony on May 30, 2019.

Awesome award

AugmentedReality.org selected a moonshot concept or prototype that was straight out of a Sci-Fi novel and honored at AWE USA 2019 during the Auggie Award ceremony on May 30, 2019.

 

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 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