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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 from March 13-22, 2020.

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Explore our Awards page for a complete list of awards categories and ceremonies in March.

Stay tuned to SXSW News as finalists are announced later in the season as well as updates on 2020 artists, films, speakers, installations, and other SXSW 2020 programming highlights are announced.

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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!

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