Finalists for the SXSW Interactive Awards Revealed: Recognizing the Industry’s Top New Talent

Written by Andrew McNeill | February 3, 2014

Check out the finalists for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Awards

We are very excited to bring you the finalists of the 2014 SXSW Interactive Awards. All finalists are digital projects that were launched or completely redesigned in 2013, with the exception of those in the Classic category.

The winning entry in each of the 15 categories listed below will be revealed at the 17th Annual SXSW Interactive Awards Ceremony presented by INNOCEAN on Tuesday evening, March 11 at the Hilton Austin Downtown (500 E 4th St).

Also revealed at the SXSW Interactive Awards Ceremony will be the Breakout Trend of SXSW 2014 as well as the Speaker of the Event. Additionally, the March 11 event will see the induction of Joi Ito into the SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame.

The 17th Annual SXSW Interactive Awards Ceremony will be emceed by Nerdist News host Jessica Chobot.

Admission to the March 11 ceremony is free to all SXSW Interactive, Gold and Platinum badgeholders.

Activism
Green, governmental and non-profit projects striving to make the world a better place.

Amusement
Humor, memes, games and all the interesting stuff that is weird for the sake of weird.

Art
Interactive collections of life, society and culture.

Business
Devoted to the promotional needs, functions and services of for-profit businesses.

Classic
While the SXSW Interactive Awards focus on the best new experiences, this category honors projects that launched before January 1, 2013.

Community
Projects changing the way we connect and interact with each other.

Educational Resource
From elementary school learning to advanced technology-related tips, these projects help you learn.

Experimental
Cutting-edge and trend-setting works pushing the envelope and challenging our perceptions of what’s possible.

Film/TV
Projects featuring streaming video content or information about movies, TV series, actors and the film industry.

Motion Graphics
Animations, cartoons, and other intriguing works built using tools like Adobe Flash and HTML5.

Music
Projects related to musicians, bands, and the music industry, as well online radio and other developments that offer streaming audio content.

Personal
Blogs, portfolios, pet projects and personal collections of individuals displaying their work and passions.

Social Media
Users, campaigns and platforms creatively connecting and sharing experiences.

Student
Projects from student designers refreshing this industry with new talent and ideas.

Technical Achievement
Projects reinventing and redefining the technical parameters of our digital experience.