Apply to Participate
Be a part of one of the most diverse, collaborative, and inventive communities in the world! Learn how to participate in one of the many prestigious SXSW competitions and awards.
From submitting your buzz-worthy film or performing on stage in front of a global audience to presenting your game-changing tech startup or bringing your art to the walls of Austin — take the opportunity to present yourself to the SXSW creative community. Stay tuned for SXSW 2021 participation dates and deadlines.
Explore our Awards page for a complete list of awards categories and ceremonies. Stay tuned to SXSW News for the latest event updates.
SXSW Participation Categories
Learn more about the session formats for programming tracks at the SXSW Conference.
Attend SXSW 2020
Join the world’s brightest creators March 13-22 at the 2020 SXSW Conference & Festivals. Register to attend and book your hotel to begin your SX adventure!