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Nomination Questions - VR Hardware of the Year
Nomination Questions - VR Hardware of the Year

Overview of the nomination questions and word count for VR Hardware of the Year

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Written by Adam Gilberts-Davis
Updated over a week ago

VR Hardware of the Year celebrates the best-in-class hardware that has redefined the boundaries of virtual reality technology, providing users with an immersive and intuitive experience.

This accolade is given to companies that have made a notable impact with their innovative features, compatibility, accessibility, and user experience. The judges will carefully evaluate a range of factors, including the design, features, and overall aesthetics of the hardware.

The winning hardware must demonstrate an exceptional level of innovation, providing users with unique and exciting features that push the limits of what is possible in the VR space.

Conditions for this category

  • Must be a piece of manufactured hardware.

  • Nominations are accepted on behalf of clients or direct.

  • Released between 04 August 2022 - 03 August 2023

Submission Criteria

  • Design

    • Aesthetics

    • Comfort

    • Ergonomics

  • Innovative Features

  • Sustainability

  • Compatibility

  • Accessibility

  • User Experience

Character Counts

Question Weight

Max Character Limit

1 - 5%


6 - 10%


11 - 15%


16 - 20%


21 - 25%




Scored Submission Questions & Weightings

How do the aesthetics of this piece of hardware contribute to its design and functionality? Please discuss how the design aesthetics of the hardware enhance the overall user experience.


What is the level of user comfort for this piece of hardware? Please describe how the hardware is designed to provide comfort to users.


How do the ergonomics of this piece of hardware contribute to its design and functionality? Please discuss how the hardware is designed to be ergonomic and user-friendly.


What innovative features have been included in this piece of hardware, and how do they contribute to its overall success? Please provide examples of unique features or mechanics that set the hardware apart from others in its category.


How would you evaluate the sustainability of this hardware, considering its impact on the environment, cost-effectiveness, and any ethical implications?


How does this piece of hardware integrate with existing ecosystems, hardware, and software? Please discuss the compatibility of the hardware with other systems and technologies.


How accessible is this piece of hardware to all users? Please discuss how the hardware is designed to be accessible to users with different abilities or needs.


How does this piece of hardware provide a positive user experience? Please discuss the elements of the hardware that make it stand out and provide a positive user experience. Consider sharing sales figures, user reviews, or media coverage.


Additional Submission Questions/Materials (Not Scored)

  • Company Name

  • Project/Product Name

  • Project/Product Tagline

  • Project/Product Summary

  • Project Release Date

  • Written Judges statement (4,000 char max)

  • Judges Video (3 mins max)

    • The judge's video is your opportunity to address the judges directly. We suggest using this as an opportunity to summarise your submission, build a story/picture for our judges, and break down any complex information.

  • Product demo video

  • Supporting materials

    • Max 3x document uploads

    • Max 3x external links

    • Company logo/key art

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