SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards

2015 Breakout Trend Winners Photo by Richard McBlane

We are now accepting entries for the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards

The 19th annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards celebrate the most inspiring, creative innovations in the connected world. The 2016 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards showcases the most exciting tech developments, including achievements in digital design, health technology, privacy and security, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, and beyond.

Early-entry in the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards is currently open to innovative projects and products launched within calendar year 2015, at the early-bird reduced rate of $25. Early-entry closes at 11:59 CT on September 25 and regular entry continues from September 26 through November 6, 2015 at the entry fee of $70. If the launch of your project is scheduled for after the November 9, 2015 entry deadline, but before January 1, 2016, please contact interawards@sxsw.com for late entry details.

Our panel of judges carefully evaluate each entry and select five finalists in each of the thirteen Awards Categories, which are announced at the end of January 2016. In addition to earning two complimentary SXSW Interactive registrations, finalists also secure an expo space at the SXSW Interactive Festival where they can showcase and demo their work on Saturday, March 12, 2016 in Austin, TX.

Winners in each of the 13 award categories and five special honors including Best of Show, People’s Choice, Breakout Trend of the Event, Speaker of the Event, and Meme of the Year, as well as the 2016 Interactive Hall of Fame inductee will be announced at the 19th annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Ceremony, the evening of Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

To learn more about the 2016 Interactive Innovation Awards categories, rules and eligibility, and to access the entry application, please click here.

Congratulations to 2015 Interactive Innovation Award Finalists, Winners, and Hall of Fame honoree, Tamara Hudgins. Special Thanks to comedic powerhouse James Adomian for emceeing the 2015 event.

To see a list of previous Emcees of the event, go here.

2015 IIA Winner Photo by Richard McBlane 2015 IIA Trophy

Top photo by Richard McBlane
Bottom left photo by Richard McBlane; right: Andy Nietupski