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The 5th International VR Awards Nominations Period Has Been Extended

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Press Team

20 May 2021 | 2 min read

London, UK – 20/05/2021 –  AIXR announces the official extension of nominations for The 5th International VR Awards. Due to the high volume of nominations from around the world, the VR Awards have now extended the deadline for all VR Awards nominations to June 3rd 2021.

Following the success of last year’s virtual ceremony, created out of need during modern hard-ships, AIXR unveiled last month that the 5th Anniversary edition of the VR Awards will be celebrated via a virtual platform like its predecessor. The ceremony will be experienced through the virtual world, allowing millions the opportunity to join the special 5th International VR Awards ceremony from a browser, phone or VR headset.

An incredible lineup of award-worthy nominees has already set their applications into motion to lay the foundation for a ground-breaking 5th-anniversary award show.

VR Awards 2021 Categories

The VR Awards features 12 overarching 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

The Nominations Extension Period

Nominations officially opened last month on March 25th 2021 but have now been extended to June 3rd 2021 due to the high volume of nominations, allowing for more VR projects from around the world to have the chance to submit their entries.

Companies and individuals, big or small, can nominate by visiting

Our entry kit is also available to download and details everything about nominating for the VR Awards with top tips, guidance and best practices from 5 years of experience running the show.

Over 70 expert judges will deliberate over the shortlisted nominees in preparation for the virtual awards show where over 300 delegates from the most influential backgrounds of VR will be in attendance.


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About AIXR

Internationally, AIXR identifies, celebrates, and exemplifies the very best in immersive technology. By connecting people, projects, and knowledge together AIXR enables growth, nurtures talent, and develops standards, bringing wider public awareness and understanding to virtual and augmented reality industries. Officially founded in 2019, AIXR’s not-for-profit, the full-time team now boasts over 100 company members, supports a growing network of over 12,000 people internationally and works across North America, Europe and Asia. Learn more at

About VR Awards

The VR Awards is at the centre of recognition and celebration of outstanding achievement in VR. Combined with year-round international initiatives, the VR Awards brings together a night of red-carpet highlights, the celebration of excellence and unique access to the world’s most influential names in immersive technology.

The VR Awards is an unmissable awards ceremony for a wide range of decision-making professionals from various industries across the world. The VR Awards are overseen by AIXR’s independent Steering Board.

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.