The Webby Award Winners Announced

    Earlier this month VRFocus reported on four virtual reality (VR) related categories being added to the annual Webby Awards which honours excellence on the internet. Now the organisers have announced the winners in each section with two awards being given out, one is the Webby and the other the People’s Voice.

    For the Best Virtual Reality: Cinematic or Pre-Rendered category the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and Secret Location collaboration Orchestra VR won both the Webby and People’s Voice Awards.

    In the Virtual Reality: Cinematic or Pre-Rendered (Branded Entertainment), Discovey Communications won the Webby Award for Discovery VR. While the Peoples Voice Award went to Unit9 for  Stella Artois: Buy a Lady a Drink.

    Under Virtual Reality: Gaming, Interactive or Real-Time (General Film) the National Film Board of Canada took home the Webby for Way to Go, with its The Unknown Photographer taking People’s Voice.

    Lastly Google Cardboard’s Cardboard Crash VR won the Webby for Best Virtual Reality in Gaming, Interactive or Real-Time (Branded), and Target Creative’s House on Hallow Hill gained the People’s Voice Award.

    An official ceremony for the winners will take place on Monday, 16th May 2016, and it’ll be available to view at the Webby Awards website the day after.

    VRFocus will continue to report on the latest awards issued to VR content as the medium takes off.