VR Awards 2022

Highlights, Media, and Extras from our return to the live ceremony scene.

Catch the Event Highlights

Relive some of the best moments from our IRL return! Can you spot yourself in our highlight reel? 

Drinks Reception

The 7th International VR Awards began with the arrival of our international delegates to de Doelen, adorned in sophisticated black tie dress, with a complimentary glass of champagne! Networking opportunities provided smiles before the beginning of our ceremony, as guests also stopped for pictures with our signed poster.

Key moments

We Enter Together

In this year’s ceremony introduction we wanted to look back at a timeline of technological growth, before looking forward to the monumental steps we will take together as we enter the metaverse.

Opening Entertainment

Our 6th International VR Awards entertainment was provided by Andromeda Entertainment, who took to the stage in an incredible display that combined VR with aerial acrobatic excellence.

Opening Ceremony


Daniel Colaianni, one of the original co-founders of the VR Awards, took to the stage to open our 6th Ceremony. Daniel’s speech was reflective, and enfused with a strong celebration of the values of community and collaboration.

Lifetime Achievement

An Accenture VR Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious award that the Academy issues. We were fortunate to have Dr. Jacquelyn Ford Morie in attendance to receive her award live at our de Doelen ceremony. 

2022 Dinner Menu


Thinly sliced and smoked Meuse-Rhine-Lissel (Premium Dutch Beef) topside, salad of Westland vegetables, cream of pistachio and a sourdough bread crumble.

Takati of grilled carrots, lasagna of Westland vegetables and balsamic pearls (V).

Main Dish

Veal fillet and veal escalope with a mash of dried tomatoes, baked potato and arugula, reduction of tomato and red wine and crispy sage.

Candied celeriac and wild mushroom tartare, mash of dried tomatoes, potato and arugula, reduction of red wine and tomato (V).


Salted caramel cheescake, ‘De Westlandse Aardbei’ strawberries, lemon mousse, and Acila cress by Koppert Cress. 

Vegan brownie, ‘the Westland strawberry’ and strawberries, compote of lemon and Acila cress (V).

2019 3 Course Dinner

The Award Ceremony

With interest in our live return at an all time high for the 6th year anniversary of the VR Awards, there could of course only be a total of 13 winners and 1 Accenture VR Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

Most winners took the stage on the night to accept their trophies, with others calling in from further afield with creative, special messages!

Dr. Jacquelyn Ford Morie
Accenture VR Lifetime Achievement Award
Moss Book II – Polyarc Games
VR Game of the Year
Pico Neo 3 Link – Pico
VR Hardware of the Year
VR Content Creator of the Year
The MetaMovie Presents: Alien Rescue
VR Experience of the Year
Namoo – Baobab Studios
VR Film of the Year
VR Marketing of the Year
Emissive / Orange – Eternal Notre Dame

VR Location-Based Entertainment of the Year

Innovative VR Company of the Year
Rising VR Company of the Year

Upstream / Yazda / Surround Vision – Nobody’s Listening
VR Social Impact Award


SEAT S.A. (SEAT & CUPRA) – Immersive Design Check (IMDCH)
VR Enterprise Solution of the Year


Immerse – The Leading Education Metaverse Platform
VR Education and Training of the Year


Osso – Osso VR: Virtual Reality Training for Surgical Teams
VR Healthcare of the Year


Guest Pictures

Our photographers were active on the scene in de Doelen, capturing the big moments throughout the awards. If you want to check out our event highlights, banner pics, and trophy shots, look no further! See our full collection of event images by clicking on the button below!

[aixr_image_flickety gallery_ids="6384,6383,6368,6331" _builder_version="4.9.3" _module_preset="default" transform_scale="186%|186%" transform_translate="124px|2px" width="50%"][/aixr_image_flickety]

As seen in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Taking our event to the de Doelen building in Rotterdam for our return to a physical in-person show was an incredibly demanding process! We’d like to thank all of the staff and attendees that made our dream of an IRL return possible – it truly was a showcase of the best of the VR industry!

Our 6th International VR Awards winners took to the stage

Did you sign our 6th International VRA poster? Grab a print here!

Atendees converse with waiting staff at our pre-ceremony dinner

Our attendees filled the Jurriaanse Zaal in de Doelen

With thanks to our Sponsors & Partners

Without the support of our sponsors, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. Thank you.


Stay up to date

Register interest for all events updates, including ticket information.