14th Annual Auggie Awards

The annual Auggie Awards have been the most recognized AR & VR industry awards in the world since 2010. Now in its 14th year, the Auggies continue to showcase the best of the best in augmented, virtual and mixed reality.
Winners will be presented with a prestigious Auggie Award at the Auggie Awards Ceremony, taking place this year on June 1st at the AWE USA 2023 event in Santa Clara, California.



2023 Auggie awards timeline

January 11 - April 7
Nomination Period
April 10 - May 4
Public Voting
May 11 - May 25
Judging Period
June 1
Auggie Awards
Presented at AWE USA 2023


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 & VR.

Best AR/VR collaboration tool

AR & VR tools for remote and in-person teamwork and cooperation.

Best consumer app

AR & 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, whether platforms (products) or custom projects, that help to solve business problems and that demonstrate an ability to improve operational efficiency, increase ROI, or add value to businesses using AR or 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, including AR & VR games.

Best headworn device

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

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.

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 Indie Creator(s)

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

Best interaction product

Input/output hardware and interaction software associated with haptics, gesture, eye-tracking, controllers, sensors, cameras, display, audio, stationary installations, hardware acceleration, connectivity, hand tracking, gaze, motion control, voice, bio-sensing, emotion and EEG solutions.

Best Snapdragon Spaces™ App

Best XR solution or app created utilizing Qualcomm's Snapdragon Spaces™ XR Developer Platform – Sponsored by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Biggest Societal Impact

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

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.


The following 4 awards will be decided and presented at the event.


Honoring the winner of the AWE USA 2023 Startup Pitch Competition that takes place at AWE 2023. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges at the Pitch Competition and announced on June 2, 2023.


All presenting AR companies at AWE 2023 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 June 2, 2023.


All presenting VR companies at AWE 2023 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 June 2, 2023.


AWE XR will select a moonshot concept or prototype that are straight out of a Sci-Fi novel to be honored at AWE USA 2023 during the Auggie Award ceremony on June 2, 2023.


The AR/VR industry nominates products and solutions in one of the 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 10.

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 11 to May 25.

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

The winners will be announced on stage at AWE USA 2023 on June 1, 2023.

Past Winners