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VR NOW Awards 2018 Submission Fee

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ACHTUNG! In order to complete your application, please make sure to submit all details of your project by Sunday, September 16th 2018 at the following address: http://submit.vrnowcon.io

The award nominations will be announced on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.

The VR NOW Awards 2018 celebrate outstanding technical, business, and artistic achievements in virtual reality. They are part of the VR NOW Con & Awards, taking place in Potsdam/Berlin on November 14+15, 2018. www.vrnowcon.io

Please note that applying for the VR NOW Awards and paying the application fee on this page doesn't give you access to the award show. Only VR NOW Con ticket holders will be allowed to participate in the award show.

Nominated projects will be showcased in the nominee area during the event. Additionally, the creators will receive 2 free VR NOW Con business tickets (including access to MediaTech Con and CTPiX; worth 449,- € each) and access to the award show. If the nominated creators purchased any VR NOW Con tickets before the nominations have been announced, they will be refunded. So don’t let this stop you from getting an early bird ticket today!




Award Categories

Three projects will be nominated for each of the following categories:

— VR Technology Award

The VR Technology Award seeks to recognize the most technically advanced virtual reality projects, tools, services, hardware and techniques.

— Industry VR Award

The Industry VR Award highlights functional and innovative virtual reality business-to-business applications and solutions.

— Cinematic VR Award

The Cinematic VR Award acknowledges the most outstanding non-interactive 360-degree video and animation projects, such as shorts, movies and documentaries.

Interactive VR Experience Award

The Interactive VR Experience Award celebrates immersive experiences that use the full range of possibilities and design choices and allow to make meaningful actions in fully virtual worlds.

All the nominated projects in the above categories will compete for the VR NOW Grand Prize: the best virtual reality project of the year, based on overall quality and innovation.


Previous VR NOW Award winners include: Foren Method (The Vrain), HolodeckVR (HolodeckVR), LISIM – Simulator für Turmdrehkrane (Stoll von Gáti GmbH), HUXLEY (EXIT VR), The Climb (Crytek), Immersive Deck (Illusion Walk KG), HERE Next Generation Automotive Services (HERE), Accounting (Crows Crows Crows).


Eligibility

Any virtual reality project is eligible as long as it has been first exhibited or released to the public between October 2017 and September 2018.

Submissions must be compatible with one of the following platforms: Daydream, Gear VR, HTC Vive (consumer version), Microsoft HoloLens, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift (consumer version), PlayStation VR. Projects not compatible with any of these platforms can still be submitted, as long as the applicant provides the jury an opportunity to evaluate them in Berlin, Germany.



Application Fees

— Early Bird fee (ends August 31, 2018): 25 EUR + Eventbrite/VAT

— Regular fee (ends September 16, 2018): 50 EUR + Eventbrite/VAT

Please note that submitting a project for the VR NOW Awards and paying the application fee on this page does not give you access to the award show. Only VR NOW Award nominees and VR NOW Con ticket holders will be allowed to participate to the award show.

Once the application fee has been payed on this page, please submit your project here: submit.vrnowcon.io


Prizes

Each of the nominees will receive 2 VR NOW Con business tickets (worth 449,- € each), a dedicated space in the nominees exhibition area to present their project during the event and a mention in the pre-event press release.

Each of the award winners will receive a trophy, a 1-year Virtual Reality e.V. Berlin-Brandenburg association membership, a mention in the post-event press release and will be featured in the newsletter of our funding partner Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, in addition to the honour that goes with winning the third VR NOW Con Award.


Juries

Submitted projects are reviewed in two rounds by an independent jury of renowned creators, founders, curators, journalists, investors and other representatives from the VR, tech and media industry.

During the first round the jury will nominate 3 projects in each of the following categories: VR Technology Award, Industry VR Award, Cinematic VR Award, Interactive VR Experience Award. A separate jury group will then decide on winners in each category and select the winner of the Grand Prize. All the nominated projects in the above categories will compete for the VR NOW Grand Prize.

Jury members will be announced in the upcoming weeks.


Milestones

Monday, July 16, 2018: Submissions open

Sunday, August 31, 2018: Early bird submission fee period ends

Sunday, September 16, 2018: Entry and payment deadline

Wednesday, October 17, 2018: Nominations announced

Wednesday, November 14, 2018: VR NOW Con Award Show (starts at 7pm)


Got Questions?

If you have any issues or questions, please get in touch with us at vrnowcon@booster-space.com


Once the application fee has been payed on this page, please submit your project here: submit.vrnowcon.io


Good Luck!


PS: Timeline and eligle platforms are subject to change.

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