We love creation at SXSW Interactive. The SXSW Interactive Awards presented by INNOCEAN honors just that. The Interactive Awards highlight the coolest projects from the Interactive community, including mobile and tablet apps, platforms, games, kiosks/installations, digital campaigns, websites and more. We look for projects created by the Interactive community that push the boundaries of what’s possible in digital content and inspire the next wave of creativity.
We will begin accepting entries Monday, August 4 through Friday, September 5, 2014. Finalists in each of the categories will be announced in late January 2015. Winners are revealed at the SXSW Interactive Awards ceremony on the evening of Tuesday, March 17 which take places at the Hilton Downtown Austin. This Tuesday, March 17 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.
Finalists for 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 — and Jessica Chobot upheld this tradition for the 2014 event. Visit the Interactive Awards Emcees page to check out tthe 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.
Premier Sponsor of the 2014 SXSW Interactive Awards: INNOCEAN
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Supporting Sponsor of the 2014 SXSW Interactive Awards: IBM
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Past Winners of the SXSW Interactive Awards
To check out some of the great projects that have been submitted to 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.
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. For all press inquiries regarding the 2014 SXSW Interactive Awards, contact Kelly Krause