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AIXR Opens Nominations for the 7th International VR Awards with New Categories

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Press Team

24 Apr 2023 | 5 min read

  • AIXR has announced that nominations for the 7th International VR Awards are now open until June 19 2023.
  • AIXR introduced last month, reduced submission rates for the AIXR Social Impact Award.
  • Free nominations for the VR Content Creator of the Year category, recognizing those who push VR technology boundaries in the form of cutting-edge content.
  • The first Nominations Briefing webinar will be held on May 4, 2023, led by previous VR Awards winner, Jason Moore and VR Awards Judge, Michaela Ternasky-Holland.
  • The VR Awards will take place on November 30, 2023, in collaboration with VRDays and Immersive Tech Week and is set to return to Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Rotterdam, Netherlands – 24th April 2023 6:00 PM BST

AIXR is proud to announce that nominations for The 7th International VR Awards are now open. The VR community has been invited to participate in the annual celebration of excellence in virtual reality by nominating and submitting their very best VR projects, campaigns, and individuals alike for 2023. The awards ceremony, which is set to take place on November 30, 2023 in Rotterdam, Netherlands at Immersive Tech Week, will be a night to remember and showcase the incredible leaps and bounds in VR development across the globe.

Nominations will be accepted through the International VR Awards website until the deadline of June 19, 2023. Anyone can take part in the nominations, and there are many categories available to ensure that every VR experience is considered for recognition.

With the 7th edition being the most premium VR Awards ceremony yet, AIXR has updated their categories and criteria to accommodate the industry’s current standards and make awards more accessible to all sized companies. AIXR introduced last month, reduced submission rates for the AIXR Social Impact Award, recognizing companies using VR for social good or community causes and has opened free submissions for the VR Content Creator of the Year category, recognizing those who push VR technology boundaries and deliver brilliant content.

There will also be an exclusive opportunity to learn from past winners and judges on how to nominate for the 7th International VR Awards. Our 2023 Nominations Briefing Webinars enable all nominees to gain valuable insights on how to make their nominations stand out. Our first webinar will be held on May 4, 2023, led by the 6th International VR Awards VR Experience of the Year winner: Jason Moore from The MetaMovie with Impact Producer and long-time VR Awards Judge, Michaela Ternasky-Holland.

Register for the webinar here and download the Nominations Kit for further guidance on how to submit the very best nominations.

“We are thrilled to announce the opening of nominations for the 7th International VR Awards. As one of the biggest award ceremony for the VR industry, we are looking forward to receiving this year’s submissions, considering how the Metaverse and XR landscape has changed so drastically over the past year, I anticipate submissions for the 7th year to be some of the very best and most integral to the future development of VR technology.” – Daniel Colaianni, Chief Executive of AIXR.

“This second year of collaborating with AIXR to bring the VR Awards to Immersive Tech Week in Rotterdam will be a unique and international celebration of all exceptional projects in the realm of virtual reality. We are especially excited about the new Social Impact Award that helps create awareness and celebrate projects that bring a real and positive change to people’s lives. Our team is proud to be supporting the opening of a very special milestone for the VR Awards” – Benjamin de Wit, co-founder and Festival Director of Immersive Tech Week.

The anticipation for the 7th International VR Awards ceremony is growing, and the nominees will be announced in August 2023. The Award Ceremony is set to take place in November 2023 in Rotterdam. All who are interested in taking home a VR Award are encouraged to save the date as we celebrate the best virtual reality experiences globally. The event guarantees an exquisite experience for attendees and participants alike. To secure early bird tickets please visit here.

Stay updated on the event details and further information on the website, Twitter and other social media handles. This year’s event promises to be yet another incredible celebration of VR’s best creators, companies and experiences.

VR Awards/AIXR press contact:

Lisa Mach, Head of Marketing

[email protected]

Press kit:

Key links:

The VR Awards Nominations Kit:
The 7th International VR Awards nominations page:
The 1st Nominee Briefing Webinar:
The 2nd Nominee Briefing Webinar:

About VR Awards:

The VR Awards is at the center of recognition and celebration of outstanding achievements in VR. Combined with year-round international initiatives, the VR Awards brings together an evening of recognising VR excellence through premium red-carpet moments to the gathering of the world’s most influential names in immersive technology. All to commemorate the greatest VR achievements for the year. The VR Awards is an unmissable awards ceremony for all professionals from various industries across the world. The VR Awards are overseen by AIXR’s independent Steering Board.

About AIXR:

AIXR is a pioneering platform revolutionising the Metaverse economy, offering expert-backed learning, vibrant networking opportunities, and access to a wealth of resources, ensuring a seamless experience for those looking to succeed in the AI, Web3, and XR landscapes.

Used by some of the largest organisations in the world AIXR is empowering individuals and organisations to thrive in the digital world by bridging the gap between credible resources, genuine talent, and industry professionals.

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About the VRDays Foundation and Immersive Tech Week

The VRDays Foundation strives to unite the XR community, inspire creative minds & drive businesses forward to make a positive difference for tomorrow. At Immersive Tech Week the VRDays team brings artists, professionals, decision/makers, academics and creators together with different sectors, industries and investors to boost the development and application of XR technology. Starting in 2015 as VRDays, the event was renamed to Immersive Tech Week in 2021 due to the rapid developments in the industry and growth of the audience. The foundation has an international focus and wants to harness the potential of the European immersive technology industry at a global level. In 2022, with the support of de Doelen and Gemeente Rotterdam, Immersive Tech Week moved from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, one of the world’s most innovative cities. This year Immersive Tech Week will take place from November 28th till December 1st in Rotterdam again.

Twitter Instagram Linkedin & Facebook: @VRDaysFoundation


#immersivetechweek #vrdays

About the author:

AIXR is an independent, community first, not for profit organisation that exists to support individuals and companies of all sizes as the International trade body for immersive technology industries. AIXR or, The Academy of International Extended Reality, hosts the VR Awards annually. AIXR’s mission is to support individuals and companies in the immersive industry by endorsing, inspiring, and enabling innovators through removing barriers to entry and connecting a diverse collection of trades together.