Awards Honor Innovation at SXSW

Photo Credit from Left to Right: Sahil Jain, Erik Thureson, Yoomi Park

The SXSW Interactive Festival features several different awards ceremonies over the course of event: SXSW Accelerator® Awards, The Dewey Winburne Community Service Awards, SXSW Gaming Awards, SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards, and ReleaseIt at SXSW.

Stay tuned to for more information on 2017 Interactive applications opening later in Summer 2016.

2016 Awards

  • ReleaseIt at SXSW is a pitch competition that kicks off the 2016 event by recognizing a company launching a product during SXSWeek that is most likely to succeed in the marketplace. See the 2016 Winner and Runners Up

  • Accelerator Awards honor the startups that made it through SXSW Accelerator®, a two-day pitch competition that happens during the event. See the 2016 Winners

  • The Dewey Winburne Community Service Awards honor 10 community do-gooders recognized for their use of digital technology to help others and celebrate the spirit of community in Austin that we think is unique to SXSW. See 2016 Honorees

  • Gaming Awards honor the year's best major studio games, and recognize the most innovative titles from the indie side of the fence. See the 2016 Winners

  • Interactive Innovation Awards honor the best and latest advancements in the digital industry. See the 2016 Winners

Attend these award presentations to learn about the individuals and companies who are doing the most innovative, most creative, and most inspirational work in their respective fields. In short, these award presentations help registrants identify the best of the best of the best.

Photo credit from left to right: 2015 Innovation Award Winner photo by Sahil Jain; 2015 Accelerator Winners photo by Erik Thureson; 2015 Gaming Award Winner photo by Yoomi Park