Enter Your Project for the SXSW 2022 Innovation Awards: Early Deadline August 19

August 16, 2021 Hailey Hess

SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Ceremony - Photo by Miguel Esparza

We cannot wait to see the projects and ideas bred and cultivated from a year at home at this year’s Innovation Awards – a celebration of the most exciting tech developments, achievement, and discoveries in the connected world.

Five finalists will be selected to demonstrate their projects for SXSW attendees and judges at the SXSW Innovation Awards Finalist Showcase. During the Finalist Showcase, attendees will vote to determine the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

Apply by the Early Entry ($75 fee) deadline on August 19 to save! The Regular Entry ($175 fee) period is August 20 – November 11. (Note: All deadlines end at 11:59pm PT. There will be no late entry period.)

Categories

The Innovation Awards categories for the 2022 SXSW season include:

  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Health, Med, & BioTech
  • Innovation in Connecting People
  • Music & Audio Innovation
  • New Economy
  • Robotics & Hardware
  • Smart Cities, Transportation & Delivery
  • Social & Culture Impact
  • Speculative Design
  • Student Innovation
  • Visual Media Experience
  • VR, AR & MR
  • Wearable Tech
  • Past Participants

    Through the years, many projects have shined at the Innovation Awards. Some standouts include HBO’s SXSWestworld by Giant Spoon, MasSpec Pen by the Eberlin Lab at The University of Texas at Austin, Maestro: Empowering VR Storytelling Through Social Collaboration by Penrose Studios, and more.

    “The international exposure we received from SXSW allowed us to connect with student-researchers from around the globe who are inspired by our work and interested in collaborating with us.”Alex and Joe Pinkerton, Co-Founder and CEO of Graphene Brain-Computer Interface by Brane Interface – Student Innovation Category Winner

    SXSW’s Hall of Fame provides further inspiration to get your application in. Honoring individuals whose work has helped shape the connected world and continues to guide digital industries, it is sure to spark creativity.

    For more details about eligibility and the 2022 categories, please visit the Innovation Awards page.

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    2019 SXSW Innovation Awards – Photos by Miguel Esparza

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