Awards

Each year at SXSW, we celebrate and honor the individuals and companies who do the most innovative, creative, and inspirational work in their respective fields. Learn more about our awards, award categories, and past finalists and winners.



Stay tuned for finalist announcements throughout the SXSW season beginning in January 2020.


Photo by Camille Mayor

Photo by Camille Mayor

2020 Awards Categories

Enter Your Project for SXSW Release It

SXSW Release It is a special pitch competition featuring ten cutting-edge companies selected to pitch their product or service live at SXSW. Apply now through Friday, January 17.

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Photo by Alexa Gonzalez Wagner

24 Hour SXSW Hackathon

Developers, coders, and tech creatives will collaborate in teams to build Music, XR, AI, and Blockchain tech that addresses the range of media covered at the seventh annual SXSW Hackathon.

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SXSW Hackathon Presented by R9B - Photo by Randy and Jackie Smith

SXSW Hackathon Presented by R9B - Photo by Randy and Jackie Smith

Welcome to the Future | SXSW 2020

Join artists, innovators and thought leaders from around the world and turn your ideas into reality next March.

Experience 10 days of unparalleled discovery, learning, and networking with creatives across interactive, film, and music industries at the 2020 SXSW Conference & Festivals from March 13-22, 2020 in Austin, Texas.

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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!

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Browse the 2020 SXSW Schedule

Browse events, build your schedule, and get personalized recommendations for the 2020 SXSW Conference & Festivals.

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