As VRFocus has previously reported the 2015 Proto Awards is in its second year and welcomes all virtual reality (VR) developers and creators to participate in the submission process for consideration in categories honouring art direction, social experience, gameplay, innovation and more. The original deadline was today (15th July) but the VRLA has tweeted that the submission deadline has now been extended to Thursday 30th July 2015.
The Proto Awards gives virtual reality’s new generation of technologists, filmmakers, artists and enthusiasts an opportunity to submit their latest creations. This year, the Proto Award expands to include independent, educational and student work categories. Student submissions are waived to empower young innovators in the VR space, with the normal submission entry costing $50 per entry.
Being held at the Avalon Hollywood, on Tuesday 22nd September, the Proto Awards are hosted by the Virtual Reality Foundation, a non-profit that was created at the beginning of the emerging medium of virtual reality and Los Angeles’ entertainment industry. The foundation also produces the VRLA Summer Expo, for everything VR related, which takes place on 29th August 2015.
With the deadline extended this gives developers time to fine tune their submission or enables more to participate and possibly get recognition for their work.
VRFocus will continue to follow the announcements from the VRLA and the 2015 Proto Awards.