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 each award category including finalists and winners.


SXSW 2023 Innovation Awards – Photo by Andy Wenstrand

Each year, numerous participation opportunities for SXSW include PanelPicker®, Film & TV Festival projects, Music Festival Showcasing Artists, SXSW Pitch, and Innovation Awards. Explore open applications for more information. Finalists and honorees are announced later in the SXSW season.

During SXSW in March, various ceremonies are held to celebrate these creatives and announce the winners. Explore our official awards categories below and take a look back at SXSW 2023 finalists and winners while you await SXSW 2024 from March 8-16 in Austin, TX.

2023 Awards Winners

Community Service Awards

Celebrating the spirit of community, the 2023 SXSW Community Service Awards honored five incredible organizations.

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Film & TV Awards

Explore the 2023 winners for Narrative and Documentary Feature Competitions, Design Awards, and more.

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VP of Film & TV at SXSW, and Brittany Snow, winner of Narrative Feature Award and Thunderbird Rising Special Award for

SXSW Pitch Awards

Meet the global startup ecosystem’s most innovative tech companies. 2023 SXSW Pitch announced nine category winners.

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Pitch Awards Ceremony – SXSW 2023 – Photo by Alejandra Sol Casas

Innovation Awards Winners

Recognizing the most exciting creative developments in the connected world. Catch up on the winners from the SXSW 2023 Innovation Awards!

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The Grulke Prize

Brent Grulke’s love of music and the spirit of the festival is reflected in three prize categories.

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The Zombies at SXSW 2023

Hall of Fame

Each year, SXSW honors an exceptional trailblazer whose work has helped shape the connected world and continues to guide digital industries.

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2023 SXSW Hall of Fame Inductee, Dan Rather – Photo by John Filo

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