Last week VRFocus reported on the 20th annual Webby Awards featuring a ‘Virtual Reality: Gaming, Interactive or Real-Time (Online Film & Video)’ category with five experiences nominated. Now it’s been revealed the awards will also include three further categories dedicated to virtual reality (VR).
The nominees cover a wide range of VR experiences from serious documentaries like The Displaced and Inside Syria to more interactive titles like Can You Walk The Walk?, a promotional piece for the recent film The Walk.
Below is the full list of categories and their nominations:
Virtual Reality: Cinematic or Pre-Rendered (Branded Entertainment)
Toms Virtual Giving Trip
Stella Artois: Buy a Lady a Drink
Bode’s Echo: A Virtual Reality Experience
Can You Walk the Walk? Virtual Reality Experience
Virtual Reality: Cinematic or Pre-Rendered (General Film)
Dreams of Dalí
New York Times, The Displaced
ABC News VR: Inside Syria
Virtual Reality: Gaming, Interactive or Real-Time (General Film)
Regis Virtual Reality Tour
Truffle Pig – An Oculus Experience
CNN & VR at the Democratic Debate
The Unknown Photographer
Way to Go
All nominees will be up for two awards, the first is the Webby Award itself chosen by a panel of judges and IADAS members. While the second is put to a public vote called the People’s Voice Awards which is open to 21st April.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of the Webby Awards, reporting back with any further updates.