2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards

2014 Interactive trophy

SXSW Interactive prizes creative innovation in the connected world. Previously called the Interactive Awards, the re-branded SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards showcases the evolving and broadening scope of the digital industry by more fully embracing its ever-widening variety of platforms, software, apps and devices. SXSW wants to honor the best and latest advancements in 2014 and the people who made them happen, and celebrate them with you!

We’ve improved our 2015 awards categories to reflect the increasingly multifaceted and diverse ecosystem of technological achievement. All categories are open exclusively to developments or redesigns accomplished in the 2014 calendar year.

Entries in each category will be accepted through the end of day on Friday, November 7; winners will be announced at the SXSW Innovation Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, March 17. The ceremony also honors the 2015 SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame inductee, as well as the Breakout Trend of the Event and the Speaker of the Event.

How to Enter:
We began accepting early-entries on Monday, August 18, 2014 at a reduced fee. All those who enter can receive an early-bird reduced rate Interactive badge. We encourage entrants to contact interawards@sxsw.com for details.

Deadlines to Enter Your Project:
The early-entry deadline was 11:59 PM CT on September 26, 2014, the final entry deadline was: 11:59 PM CT on Sunday, November 9, 2014.

Winners for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Awards
Click here for the list of winners in each category.

Finalists for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Awards
Click here for the list of finalists for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Awards.

Emcee for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Awards
Jessica Chobot of Nerdist News served as emcee for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Awards Ceremony.

The key to throwing a good awards ceremony is having a top-notch emcee. Over the years, SXSW Interactive has been fortunate to boast some of the best talent around to host the SXSW Interactive Awards Ceremony. Visit the Interactive Awards Emcees page to check out the great hosts who have taken the Interactive Awards stage.

SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame
Several years ago we began honoring influential members of the SXSW Interactive community as a part of the SXSW Interactive Awards. Dubbed the SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame, these trendsetters have inspired a generation of digital creatives and continue to do excellent work in the Interactive community. For 2014, the Hall of Fame inductee was Joi Ito of the MIT Media Lab.

Past Winners of the SXSW Interactive Awards
To check out some of the great projects that have we have received for the Interactive Awards over the years (including the days when the competition was known as the SXSW Web Awards), browse the SXSW Interactive Awards Archive. This page shows past Finalists and Winners of the Interactive Awards competition and will continue to be updated as more past honorees are unearthed from the dusty shelves of the SXSW office.

Questions?
If you have questions about the SXSW Interactive Awards that weren’t answered above, check out the Interactive Awards FAQ, there’s a good chance we addressed your query there. If not, email us

For all press inquiries regarding the 2014 SXSW Interactive Awards, contact Kelly Krause