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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.

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Calling all creatives! Explore numerous participation opportunities for SXSW 2022 including proposing a Conference session through PanelPicker®, premiering your project at the Film Festival, pitching your tech startup or product to industry judges, and more.

Explore categories below for important deadlines, eligibility requirements, and more on how to become part of the SX event.

SXSW 2022

From March 11-20, experience unparalleled discovery, learning, professional development, and networking with creatives from around the world. The event features Conference sessions, Film Festival screenings, Music Festival showcases, world-class Exhibitions, awards ceremonies, and much more.

Register today and book your hotel! Stay tuned to SXSW News and subscribe to our event newsletters for the latest updates.


Finalists and honorees are announced later in the season. During SXSW in March, various ceremonies are held to celebrate these creatives and announce the winners. Explore our Awards page for a complete list of awards categories, finalists, and winners.

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Take a look back at SXSW 2022 before you get ready to join us for SXSW 2023 next March 10-19 in Austin, TX and online.

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