The annual Auggie Awards have been the most recognized AR & VR industry awards in the world since 2010. Now in their 15th year, the Auggies continue to showcase the best of the best in augmented, virtual and mixed reality.
As the XR industry grows, so too does AWE, along with the opportunity to further recognize outstanding AR/VR achievements with the Auggie Awards. 2023 saw a record number of nominations, which highlighted a need for some new categories that have now been added:
Winners will be presented with a prestigious Auggie Award at the Auggie Awards Ceremony, taking place this year on June 19 at the AWE USA 2024 event in Long Beach, California.
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 & VR.
Solutions that harness AR and VR (XR) technologies to help fight climate change replacing wasteful material practices; visualizing the causes/impacts of climate change to generate empathy; or optimizing the design and execution of climate change solutions.
AR & VR tools for remote and in-person teamwork and cooperation.
AR & VR applications available to the public in major app stores across all verticals.
Celebrating content creators that produce and share XR-related content across digital platforms that has a positive impact on the XR industry, with content such as videos, articles, blog posts, podcasts, photography, and more.
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.
Educational or training solutions, whether platforms or custom projects, that help educate and train users on any subject matter.
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.
Connected toy or gaming solutions that enable digital interaction with the physical world or physical interaction in the virtual world, including AR & VR games.
Smart glasses, head-mounted displays (HMD), goggles, heads-up displays (HUD), connected eyewear, and helmets.
Best use of spatial computing in healthcare for hospitals, operating rooms, medical training, diagnosis and telemedicine, patient care and home care, rehabilitation, and wellness.
A celebration and appreciation of work being done by independent XR creators, including filters and experiences going beyond art.
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.
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.
The best use of AR or VR technologies to make a meaningful and positive impact on the world.
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.
Any platform or implementation that utilizes blockchain technologies, decentralization, digital ownership and token-based economics as related to spatial computing and the Metaverse – the new iteration of the World Wide Web.
The following 3 awards will be decided and presented at the event.
Honoring the winner of the AWE USA 2024 Start up Pitch Competition that takes place at AWE 2024. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges at the Pitch Competition and announced on June 20, 2024.
All presenting companies at AWE 2024 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 20, 2024.
AWE XR will select a moonshot concept or prototype that are straight out of a Sci-Fi novel to be honored at AWE USA 2024 during the Auggie Award ceremony on June 20, 2024.
The AR/VR industry nominates products and solutions in one of the active categories. Last year's categories 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 26.
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 29 - June 12.
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 2024 on June 19, 2024.