Awards 2018

November 29 - 30, 2018

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What are the Aurea Awards?

The booming Augmented and Virtual Reality sector is revolutionizing entertainment as we know it. New innovations are changing how users interact with stories, their environments and even each other. The first-ever AUREA Awards brought together global technology and entertainment leaders to honor the best products and experiences in this next wave of mass media.

Finalists were invited to pitch the All-Star jury live at an exclusive VIP gathering in Southern Germany, where tech and entertainment met to celebrate excellence in AR and VR Entertainment.

How to enter?

We invite you to enter your groundbreaking AR and VR products and experiences again in our competition next year.

Should your entry be chosen as a finalist, you will be invited to not only pitch the AUREA jury live, but also to take part in an exclusive gathering of industry leaders in Europa-Park in Southern Germany.

Entries are closed now.


Key Dates


Entries Accepted

June 26, 2018


Entry Deadline

Oct. 14, 2018


Finalists Announced

Oct. 22, 2018


AUREA Awards & VIP Summit

Nov. 29/30, 2018


In our inaugural year, we were especially eager to encourage any entrants to vie for an AUREA and also to see the full range of new projects, products and experiences in AR and VR Entertainment. So we did not ask entrants to declare a narrow category for their entries. Instead, we allowed the AUREA jury to select winners along more general lines.

We therefore invite entrants from the entire AR and VR ecosystem, be it experience or storytelling producers, game developers, application or service providers, hardware makers, software or platform providers, or other players active in the market. All we ask is that your product, service be operational, either as a company or a working product that our jury can see, hear, touch or experience.











Finalists & Winners

We are happy to announce the 5 winning projects of the inaugural AUREA-Awards:

EXPERIENCE - Aesir Interactive "Meet the Miner"
INNOVATION - Kynoa "Koliseum Soccer VR"
INTERACTION - Backlight "Eclipse"
CREATIVE - headraft "Tunnel AR"
IMPACT - eyecandylab ""

Here you can also take a look at short descriptions of the 10 projects that made it to the finals.

Moderator Markus Brock

Markus Brock is a German television and radio host. He presents music and cultural formats as well as big live broadcasts.

The Jury

The inaugural AUREA Awards were selected by an international jury of technology pioneers and industry experts who are helping to lead the burgeoning AR and VR sectors.

Kathleen Cohen

Jury Chair


Friedbert Pflüger



Thomas Wagner



Emily Olman



Frank Govaere



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