The Auggie Awards are a spotlight occasion at AWE. The principle ceremony befell final Wednesday night, however the awards for Finest in Present VR, Finest in Present AR, and the Superior Award had been awarded on the AWE closing ceremony on Thursday.
The ceremony included one new Auggie for Finest Collaborative Software, which was added in mild of the excessive demand for this sort of product throughout the pandemic. In an analogous vein, host and AWE co-founder Ori Inbar expressed understanding to award winners that might not settle for in individual due to journey restrictions.
Finest Artwork or Movie
Finest Marketing campaign
Introduced by Epic Games Head of Manufacturers and Promoting, Raffaella Digicam,
Finest Marketing campaign Auggie Award went to Countdown Tremendous Bugs by Zappar. That is Zappar’s second Auggie.
The award was accepted by CEO Caspar Thykier, who gave a particular because of the inventive staff.“It’s a large staff effort,” stated Thykier. “I’m getting this on behalf of all the nice folks I labored with.”
Finest Collaboration Software
“Tvori has all the time been a creation instrument,” stated Petryaevskaya. “2020 confirmed us that it shouldn’t simply be a creation instrument, it ought to be a collaboration instrument.”
Petryaevskaya additionally introduced that Shapes XR is now available on Quest, having launched on the platform Thursday morning.
Finest Shopper App
The award for Finest Shopper App was offered by Hopscotch Interactive CEO Emily Olman to Google Maps Live View by Google.
Finest Creator & Authoring Software
Finest Developer Software
Finest Enterprise Resolution
Finest Sport or Toy
This yr, the Auggies ceremony additionally included a Halftime Present by XR improv group The Technodramatists. The three-person troupe carried out sketches utilizing enter from the viewers whereas one off-stage member used face monitoring to seem as a digital character on display.
Finest Headworn Machine
Finest Healthcare and Wellness
Finest Indie Creator
The award for Finest Indie Creator went to Holonautic’s Dennys Kuhnert for Hand Physics Lab. That is the second Auggie Award of the night for Hand Physics Lab, following the win within the class of Finest Sport or Toy.
Finest Interplay Product
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“I’m really honored and grateful to obtain this award,” stated Kiuk. “I want to thank all the builders who integrated our haptic swimsuit into their tasks, and want to thank much more those that will incorporate our swimsuit into their tasks sooner or later.”
Finest Location-Based mostly Leisure
Finest Societal Influence
The Finest Societal Influence Auggie Award was offered by Voices of VR Podcast host Kent Bye to Breonna’s Garden. Accepting the Auggie was the mission’s government producer Joanna Popper on behalf of the inventive staff and the household of Breonna Taylor.
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Finest Use of AI
Human Holograms CEO Dave Lorenzini offered the award for Finest Use of AI to Blended Actuality Navigation System by Apostera.
Startup to Watch
The winner of the Startup Pitch Competitors was offered by Enterprise Actuality Fund founder Tipatat Chennavasin and went to inCitu. The award was accepted by founder and CEO Dana Chermesh Reshef.
Throughout the occasion wrap-up on the afternoon of day three, Inbar launched a second new class, the Hero Award, which went to the net participant with essentially the most interplay on the AWE.LIVE app that Inbar launched on day one.
The winner of this award (not technically an Auggie) was Ryan Ryba, BDR at BUNDLAR. Ryba will obtain free tickets to all AWE occasions subsequent yr.
Finest in Present Augmented Actuality
Inbar donned one in all his disguises from his opening keynote to current the award for Finest in Present AR as fictional ‘80s AI character Max Headroom, full with computerized voice. The award went to Niantic and was accepted by Meghan Hughes.
Finest in Present Digital Actuality
The masks got here off as Inbar offered the Finest in Present VR award, which was offered to HaptX.
The Superior Award has traditionally gone to an organization, exhibitor, or panelist that went above and past of their in-person participation. This yr, Inbar “offered the award” to the whole viewers.
A digicam confirmed the viewers on display, then modified to a QR code. When scanned, the QR code led to an AR model of the Auggie Award, created by rooom, who contributed to the digital portion of this yr’s AWE.
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“All of us made a dedication this week that we are going to not cease doing what we do to keep away from a dystopia,” stated Inbar.
If that’s all it takes to win a digital Auggie, I’ll take it.