Hosted by The Academy of International Extended Reality (AIXR), the annual VR Awards will be celebrating its fourth year in 2020 and because of the current pandemic will be going virtual for the first time. This week AIXR has opened the nominations, with 13 categories covering the breadth of virtual reality (VR) hardware and software.
The VR Awards will include the same categories as last year including the Accenture Lifetime Achievement Award which was previously won by John Carmack. While nominations will be deliberated on by an expert judging panel, 2020 will also feature a new public voting portal, with details released nearer the judging date.
“The VR Awards is the centre of recognition and celebration of achievement in VR. The nominations period is always an exciting period for us, as we get a chance to see some of the best projects from across the year. Going digital gives us a chance to bring those projects to the spotlight to more people than ever before,” said Daniel Colaianni, Chief Executive, AIXR in a statement.
VR Awards 2020 Categories
The VR Awards features 13 categories, including:
- VR Hardware of the Year
- VR Game of the Year
- VR Experience of the Year
- VR Film of the Year
- VR Marketing of the Year
- Rising VR Company of the Year
- Innovative VR Company of the Year
- VR Social Impact Award
- VR Enterprise Solution of the Year
- VR Education & Training of the Year
- VR Healthcare of the Year
- Out-of-Home VR Entertainment of the Year
- Accenture Lifetime Achievement Award
The nominations are open until 21st May 2020, with AIXR members entitled to one free complimentary nomination while non-members will have to pay. Each nomination costs £179+VAT GBP (total £214.80). VRFocus would assume the new public voting portal will be free to encourage consumers to vote but we’ll have to wait and see.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of the VR Awards 2020, reporting back with the latest news and updates.