September 13, 2018 at 7:28 am #156317
Interactive Innovation Awards
March 9-11, 2019
Honoring the most forward-thinking advancements in the digital space. Explore 2018’s most innovative digital projects at the Finalist Showcase on Saturday, March 9, followed by the Interactive Innovation Awards ceremony on Monday, March 11.
Final Deadline: October 4
The 22nd annual Interactive Innovation Awards recognize the most exciting tech developments in the connected world.Enter your project for the chance to win top honors in one of the 13 categories listed below. Three new categories have been added to the mix for 2019, and three other categories have been expanded to better reflect the changing nature of these industries.Five finalists in each of the 13 categories will receive two registrations to attend SXSW 2019 and a space to demonstrate their project for SXSW attendees and Innovation Awards judges at the Interactive Innovation Awards Showcase on Saturday, March 9. Finalists are also invited to attend the Interactive Innovation Awards Ceremony on the evening of Monday, March 11 where the winners in each category and the Best of Show and People’s Choice Awards will be awarded.Final deadline to apply is Thursday, October 4. Review the Entry Process for more information on eligibility, deadline and fees. The SXSW Innovation Awards celebrate the most forward-thinking developments in the connected world. Below are the 13 award categories and special honors that we will recognize at the 2019 Innovation Awards Ceremony on Monday, March 11, 2019.
AI & Machine Learning
Honoring digital systems which have the ability to adapt to changing data, stimuli, and circumstances; replicating learning, problem solving, and cognition.
Health, Med, & BioTech
Honoring the best new technology to improve the quality, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care in health and medicine.
Innovation in Connecting People
Honoring the most forward-thinking ways to connect and communicate with others.
Music & Audio Innovation
Honoring the most innovative devices or services that change and improve the way we listen to, compose and enjoy music.
Honoring those redefining the exchange of goods and services, from the sharing economy, to virtual currency, to micro-finance, to mobile-device-payment systems, and beyond.
Robotics and Hardware (New)
Honoring the hottest new advances in the field of robotics and hardware.
Smart Cities, Transportation & Delivery (Expanded)
Honoring innovations in eco-friendly or sustainable energy, transportation, delivery and IoT technology, making life in the connected world a smarter, cleaner, greener, and more efficient Internet of Everything.
Social & Culture Impact (New)
Honoring the best new projects and technologies that focus on social and cultural impact and encourage communities and individuals to participate in and contribute to the betterment of society.
Speculative Design (New)
Honoring the best new work that uses design to re-think products, systems and worlds and address the challenges, opportunities and possibilities of the future.
Honoring exceptional student projects and startups that focus on interactive technology for the future.
Style & Wearable Tech (Expanded)
Honoring the new hardware that revolutionizes the convenience, comfort, functionality, efficiency, and fashion of having a device literally “on you.”
Visual Media Experience
Honoring content creation and delivery that moves beyond passive viewership by providing a more immersive and engaging entertainment experience.
VR, AR & MR (Expanded)
Honoring breakthroughs in augmented, virtual and mixed reality technology including the application of new hardware or software which truly make the virtual a reality.
Best of Show
The finalist from the competition who overall best exemplifies the values of innovation, inspiration, and creativity.
People’s Choice Award
The public’s favorite finalist from the 2019 Interactive Innovation Awards.
Breakout Trend of the Event
Awarded to the trend that gains the most traction during SXSW Interactive 2019.
Interactive Hall of Fame
Honoring those exceptional trailblazers whose work has helped shape the connected world and who continue to guide the direction of the digital industry. Learn more about the Interactive Hall of Fame.
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