Real World XR Awards


The Real World XR Awards acknowledges the talent and celebrates outstanding achievements in X Reality- virtual, augmented and mixed reality.

The XR Awards brings together a night of highlights & celebrates excellence of the most influential names in immersive technology.

There is one winner and eight finalists per award category.

Call for entries opens on the 2nd of July 2020.
Award entries close at midnight on the 15th of August 2020.
Winners selected by judges- deadline 1st September 2020.
Finalists notified on the 3rd of September 2020.
Awards ceremony- winners announced live on 24th September 2020.

Each award category will be judged by a panel of three expert judges.
You can submit your work via the link below or be invited to apply.

The 2020 Real World XR awards will be hosted live in a venue and streamed internationally online, you can join from anywhere.
The 2021 awards will be held at a venue live from the red carpet.


VR film of the year
Creating an immersive, spatial and original virtual reality film is very new territory for many filmmakers. All nominations must substantially feature virtual reality to create a comfortable and enjoyable experience for the viewer. Can include short film, interactive pieces and design work within VR.

Best augmented reality experience
Well executed Augmented Reality experiences are able to bring spaces or objects to life. Creators of engaging AR content can transport digital objects into the real world. This category is open to commercial and creative work.

Best use of sound in XR
Immersive sound in XR productions is what makes films and experiences come to life. VR experiences, performances, content and installations are brought to life with skillfully crafted immersive audio.

VR/AR Game of the year
Focusing on the use of Virtual & Augmented Reality within games is the VR/AR Game of the year award. This combines the ingenuity and creativity that it takes to make a successful game along with the innovative use of movement that makes an experience worthwhile.

Best use of AI in Mixed Reality
The best use of AI integration into a mixed reality experience is awarded to the company that produces and executes a truly outstanding, quality experience that is enhanced by the use of artificial intelligence.

XR Entertainment, Advertising & Marketing of the Year
Incorporating new technologies into campaigns gives marketers a new tool to reach audiences in creative ways. Judges look towards marketing campaigns that integrate Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality within the majority of the project. Particular focus is placed on the originality, and creativity behind each marketing campaign. 

XR Education and Training of the Year
Awarded to companies or individuals who have demonstrated practical and innovative uses of XR in education and training. This applies to any industry that has used VR/AR/MR to aid in experiences, 360 content and games.

XR Social Impact Award
The XR Awards social impact award is given to companies or individuals that produce and execute either an experience, product and or service which has resulted in positively impacting a cause for social good.

XR Environmental Impact Award
The XR environmental impact award is given to companies or individuals that produce and execute either an AR/VR/MR experience, product and or service which has resulted in positively impacting the environment.

XR Arts Award
This award is for artists working with VR/AR/XR in the experimentation and creation of ambitious artworks that push the limits of technology to engage audiences in new ways.