VRINN Awards

VRINN Awards is back! Promoting Norwegian VR/AR creators and solutions. This call is open for projects developed between January 2014 and October 2022.

The VRINN AWARDS recognize outstanding virtual reality or augmented reality projects and their creators.

Overall Submission Criterias

  • A key talent in developing, designing, or producing the XR experience must hold a Norwegian passport or have residency in Norway when the experience was produced except for the open Nothern XR Award which you need to have worked in or be from one of the following countries: Sweden, Denmark, Finland or Iceland

  • The person submitting the project must have legal rights to submit the project and image and video material on behalf of the project and/or team that developed the project.

  • Apply before the 3rd of October

  • Participants must submit footage of the experience.

  • APK and EXE can also be submitted but are not a must.

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Competitions

BEST 360 FILM 

The award for best 360 film is awarded to the 360 film that has good and creative use of 360 as a medium. 

Submissions can be mono- or stereo 360.

Submission criteria:

  • Engaging storytelling/storyliving (if applicable)

  • Innovative use of 360

  • Sound Design

BEST XR EXPERIENCE FOR EDUCATION

Submission criteria:

  • Educational impact

  • Innovation and novelty

  • Implementation

The award for Best XR Experience for Education is awarded to an educational XR experience developed for or in the education sector or for educating professionals in enterprise or as an independent production made publicly available.

Submissions should demonstrate how their experience solves a problem or improve on challenges used in a traditional educational practice in a novel way. User studies or research should document positive impacts on the end users.
Projects should emphasize good XR user experience design including onboarding, navigation and interaction.

BEST XR STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Submission criteria:

  • Innovation and creativity

  • Storytelling (if applicable)

The award for Best XR Student Experience is awarded to a Norwegian student or an international student studying in Norway that has produced an XR experience during their education at a post high school institution. The student project should show a technical or UX innovation or compelling storytelling or creative execution.

BEST XR HEALTH EXPERIENCE

Submission criteria:

  • Innovation

  • Degree of engagement

  • Usefulness

  • Impact on improved health

The award for Best Health Experience is awarded to an XR experience promoting health. This could be for use in a professional healthcare environment, for patient self-care, or educational use for students of healthcare. The XR Experience can be a VR 3/6-dof experience, 360 video or an AR application.

BEST XR TRAINING SIMULATOR

Submission criteria:

  • Positive training effect

  • Cost effective

  • ROI for end user and/or client

The award for best XR simulator for training simulator is awarded to an simulator
intended to train employees within a sector, both public and private. Submission should demonstrate how their solution are changing or being more effective than traditional training. The solution should be able to show positive results within a more effective training or a more efficient acquisition of experience, safer training, or reduced travel costs.

BEST VIRTUAL PRODUCTION

Virtual production (VP) is “a broad term” referring to the unique intersection of physical and digital filmmaking. VP blends video game technology with filmmaking techniques into the pre-production and production process.

Submission criteria:

  • Innovative use of Game / Real Time Engine

  • Production has been screened publically

  • Virtual production has added significant value to the storytelling

The award for best use of Virtual Production is awarded to the Virtual Production that uses cutting edge technology to convey a story. Virtual Productions are productions that use Real Time engines where digital elements blend with the real world.

We accept live broadcast, movies / short films, art installations, architectural visualizations , and VP for previous productions.

Participants/companies may submit multiple projects, however, each project submitted must be an individual award application to be judged independently.

BEST XR PROTOTYPE / DEMO

Submission criteria:  

  • Unfinished, but playable 

  • Intended for something bigger than the prototype/demo itself 

 

The award for Best XR prototype / demo award is intended to highlight those with small resources who want to show a great idea or concept.

 

Over the years, we have seen many potential solutions and concepts that really should be highlighted, and we know it is generally difficult to complete a product or solution without access to significant resources. 


Submissions should be able to demonstrate, in an understandable way, a concept, experience, product or solution, but not fully developed.

JURY AWARD

This prize is given to an XR production that impressed the jury, and is considered one of the most prestigious prizes. To be eligible for consideration for this award a production must be submitted to this years’ awards.

Northern XR Award

Northern XR Award is an award that is open to countries in the Nordics such as Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.

The category is open, meaning that the submission is not bound to any specific topic except that it has to be an XR experience. 360 videos are also allowed.