SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Entry Deadline Extended Through November 12

The final entry deadline for the 2018 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards has been extended through Sunday, November 12 at 11:59PM PT. Check out these helpful tips for applying and don't miss your chance to showcase your project at SXSW 2018.

The annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards recognizes the most forward-thinking tech developments in the connected world that were launched or released in the 2017 calendar year. The SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards showcase some of the most exciting tech projects in categories ranging from AI and digital design to health technology and beyond. If you’re working on a cutting-edge project in one of the featured categories, read on and explore our top 5 pro tips for applying.

Top 5 Tips for Entry Success

Include additional resources. Links to photos, demos, social accounts, marketing material, schematics, one-sheets, case studies, etc., all build a stronger case for why your project should be selected.

Include a video. There’s no better way to convey a thorough sense of your project than through a demo or case-study video.

Always link to additional resources. Keep in mind that all additional resources like photos, videos, or pdfs, must live online and be accessed via URL link. If the additional content is password protected, don’t forget to include the username and password!

Tell us what’s different about your entry. How does it work? Why should people be excited about it? Describe the project with the following four grading criteria in mind: Creativity, Form, Function, and Overall Experience.

Deadlines are final. Your project doesn't have to be fully launched as of right now. It's okay to submit an application for a project that is in the works. Regardless of what stage of completion your project is in, you must submit your application for the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards before the final deadline of November 12 at 11:59pm PT.

The Awards are open to any project, product, creative endeavor, scientific discovery, or student project that will launch or has launched between January 1 - December 31, 2017.

Please note that discounts for students, researchers, and academics for the Student Innovation and SciFi No Longer categories are available upon request.

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By Ari Roth