Proto Award Submission Deadline Looms

on Tuesday, Jul. 7th

Last year saw the establishment of The Proto Awards, the first awards show dedicated to Virtual Reality experience design. The event took place concurrently with the first Oculus Connect, the developers conference for the Oculus Rift VR platform which took place in LA.

This year’s edition of the awards are currently seeking submissions in a number of categories, with the awards scheduled to be held at Avalon Hollywood on Tuesday, September 22nd 2015. (For those keeping track, that’s the night before this year’s Connect starts up, also in Hollywood.

The deadline for submissions is July 15th. Check out the categories involved, submission fees and more after the jump.


The Protos were founded to celebrate achievement in the field of virtual reality, honoring VR content in 14 categories, which include:

  • Best Graphical User Interface
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Live Action Experience
  • Best Interaction Design
  • Best Social Experience
  • Best Score
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Gameplay
  • Best Educational Experience
  • Best Mobile Experience
  • Best Student Experience
  • Best Independent Experience
  • Most Transportive Experience
  • Most Innovative Experience

Last year’s Proto Awards were hosted by Thomas Middleditch of HBO’s Silicon Valley. Highlights from last year’s ceremony can be found here.

There is a $50 fee for each entry, with submissions open until July 15, 2015. For more information on the submission process, please visit

The Protos are produced by the Virtual Reality Foundation, a non-profit that was established to recognize and reward pioneers in the emerging VR field. The VRF also produces the VRLA expo series.


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