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Katka Nagyová
September 24, 2019

How AUREA Award and Europa Park shape the VR/AR Entertainment Industry

Heads up to all VR & AR enthusiasts and innovators out there - we’ve got exciting news for you! Our betahausX partnered up with no less than AUREA Award & Europa Park to provide your innovations with a stage in this rapidly evolving field.

What is AUREA Award?

The booming sector of Augmented & Virtual Reality is revolutionizing Entertainment as we know it. As the industry is moving forward, AUREA is driven to help identify, acknowledge and support the groundbreakers, while celebrating the fusion of creativity, tech and entertainment.

The award was first launched in 2018 at Europa Park, one of the world's leading theme parks. By bringing together cutting-edge technology and industry experts from all over the world, AUREA Award kicked off the creation of a unique industry network in this growing AR and VR sector.

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Why is it interesting for you?

Not only is this growing hotspot a huge opportunity for your AR/VR solution to be heard of and seen but also a headstart to connect to the most relevant pioneers in the field. As a leader in immersive tech and location based entertainment itself, Europa Park completes the experience by hosting the award in a perfectly complementary setting. 

In this melting pot, selected finalists present and showcase their solutions. Moreover, they are welcomed to enjoy exciting program and remain onsite in Europa Park for the two days of the conference.

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Who is this for?

If your product shapes the entertainment of the future through innovative projects and creative ideas, you came to the right place - be it experience or storytelling producers, game developers, application or service providers, hardware makers, software or platform providers - you name it. The field and innovations awaited are diverse. The only requirement is that your product or service is operational, either as a company or a working product that the jury can see, hear, touch or experience.

To spare you the struggle of finding the right category for your product, the jury also takes on this part for you. Their award categories are Experience, Innovation, Interaction, Creative and Impact. All that's remained for you is to apply.

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Who won at AUREA 2018?

Interesting is the story of the last years winner in the category “Creative”. Hamburg based headraft literally took music experience to the next level by creating the world’s first AR Music Video for the German band “die Fantastischen Vier”. Designed for their song “Tunnel”, the cited app unfolds a virtual story world once the track starts playing, giving fans the opportunity to go on an interactive journey with the band rather than being a passive viewer. 

Applications are now open! Finalists will be awaited by a curious jury of five leading industry experts. Among others, Kathleen Cohen who was already taking part in the first year will be in the panel of judges again. With a 25-year multiplatform career history under her belt, she is one of the most regarded in the field. As a digital experience expert, she has successfully implemented projects for DreamWorks Interactive and IBM Innovation, to name a few.

Needless to say, the yearly AUREA Award is definitely the place to be. Apply and become a member of the community bringing together all the promising products and solutions in the AR/VR sector.

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Sounds interesting to you? Then don’t wait, applications are already open and close on the first of November.

Finalists will be announced one month later on December first!