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Webby Awards Adds Three Further VR Categories

Last week VRFocus reported on the 20th annual Webby Awards featuring a ‘Virtual Reality: Gaming, Interactive or Real-Time (Online Film & Video)’ category with five experiences nominated. Now it’s been revealed the awards will also include three further categories dedicated to virtual reality (VR).

The nominees cover a wide range of VR experiences from serious documentaries like The Displaced and Inside Syria to more interactive titles like Can You Walk The Walk?, a promotional piece for the recent film The Walk.

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Below is the full list of categories and their nominations:

Virtual Reality: Cinematic or Pre-Rendered (Branded Entertainment)

Toms Virtual Giving Trip

Stella Artois: Buy a Lady a Drink

Bode’s Echo: A Virtual Reality Experience

Can You Walk the Walk?  Virtual Reality Experience

Discovery VR

 

Virtual Reality: Cinematic or Pre-Rendered (General Film)

Dreams of Dalí

Take Flight

New York Times, The Displaced

Orchestra VR

ABC News VR: Inside Syria

 

Virtual Reality: Gaming, Interactive or Real-Time (General Film)

Regis Virtual Reality Tour

Truffle Pig – An Oculus Experience

CNN & VR at the Democratic Debate

The Unknown Photographer

Way to Go

All nominees will be up for two awards, the first is the Webby Award itself chosen by a panel of judges and IADAS members. While the second is put to a public vote called the People’s Voice Awards which is open to 21st April.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of the Webby Awards, reporting back with any further updates.