About the UX Awards
The Vancouver User Experience Awards is an opportunity for growing startups, freelance practitioners, agencies, and user-centric enterprises to showcase their work and get recognized for the incredible experiences they create every day.
Have a project you’d like to celebrate with your peers? Submissions open Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Stay tuned for more info.
Bring your team and join the fun. Tickets to the gala are on sale now!
Looking to support the Vancouver UX community? Review the sponsorship brochure and get in touch!
Do your interactions bring elegance, clarity, innovation, impact, or emotion to users? If so, we encourage you to enter the 2018 Vancouver User Experience Awards!
These awards give the Lower Mainland’s UX practitioners a place to showcase their work and get recognized for the incredible things they create every day. There is no cost to enter your work so we encourage everyone to submit.
Deadline to submit is Friday, October 31, 2018.
Being recognized and awarded by the Vancouver User Experience community was a great validation of the work I love to do. It empowered me with confidence and widened my opportunity to work on emerging technologies, such as Mixed Reality.
Join us for a fun evening on Thursday, November 29, 2018, to celebrate UX in Vancouver. Mingle, sip a complimentary beverage, take a walk on the red carpet, and enjoy some great food!
REVIEWS FROM 2018
- "The event was excellent, well organized, and accessible. I will absolutely be attending next year."
- "It was a blast! Program was on time and everything was well hosted."
- "The venue was great, the keynote was inspiring, and the atmosphere was fantastic. Long live the VanUX awards and community!"
We're pleased to offer a limited number of discounted tickets for students. Tickets are available to purchase through Eventbrite. Please bring valid student ID to the door.
We’ve refined this year’s categories to better represent the breadth of work being done across the Lower Mainland.
Internal processes should never get in the way of serving customers and helping employees get stuff done. This award celebrates any solution—intranets, business applications, or other systems—that provide great user experiences for people inside organizations of any size.
The future is no longer at a distance—wearables, voice experiences, internet of things, bots, virtual, augmented and mixed reality is already here. These devices and experiences are creating a new opportunity for user experience. This award category allows us to surface the emerging interactions and immersive experiences that our community is creating.
Digital products play an important role in our everyday lives. Whether to monitor our health, finances, or happiness, we increasingly rely on digital apps and services to make our lives easier to manage and to make intentional decisions about our behaviour. This award honours the incredible Vancouver-based products whose digital experiences enrich and engage across a wide spectrum of domains.
Non-profit organizations fill a unique and important space in the Lower Mainland. Great user experiences are essential to improving the way non-profits work with their partners, communities, and stakeholders. This award recognizes charities and foundations, social campaigns, professional associations, and public sector enterprises. Entrants should demonstrate how they’ve created a user experience that helps a non-profit organization achieve its goals and/or serve its members.
Student projects help to remind the rest of us of what’s possible. Up-and-coming practitioners are making huge contributions to innovation in this region’s UX community. This award celebrates the work done in courses, extra-curricular activities, or portfolio projects—provided the solutions were not designed for commercial purposes. To submit for this award, applicants must be registered at a B.C. post-secondary institution during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Websites, e-commerce, contests, and marketing-driven campaigns are successful when they create authentic and impactful user experiences for their audiences. Your users are the audiences you seek to inform, guide or influence—and your submission shares this story with us. This category requires that submissions are or were live during the past year (October 2017 to 2018) and include metrics that matter and can demonstrate their impact. No concepts will be accepted.
Using social media and the awards website, we ask our Vancouver UX community to vote on the best experience from among the finalists, across all categories. Voting will occur in the weeks just before the awards gala.
This is the grand-prize category and will be a juried selection from finalists across all categories. The winner represents some of the best in user experience design the Lower Mainland has to offer.
Imagine your brand here!
If you would like to support the growing UX community, and take advantage of this great recruitment and marketing opportunity, download our brochure and get in touch with us.
Finger FoodShowcase Sponsor
Finger Food is a world-class technology company that designs and develops immersive Mobile, MR/AR/VR, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud and Entertainment products. We work with iOS, Android, Microsoft HoloLens, Tango, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Unity, and Unreal Engine.
We are delighted to be working with these amazing sponsors for 2018
Domain7 is a people-centric digital service studio serving the globe from Vancouver, BC. We co-design and build experiences to help create a more empathetic and connected world.
RED AcademyUX for good
RED Academy is a design and tech school offering courses in web and application development, user experience and user interface design, and digital marketing. They aim to provide both the technical and soft skills needed in a rapidly growing digital economy
SAPUX for Work
SAP is the world’s largest provider of enterprise application software. SAP Jam, our Enterprise Collaboration platform, enables people to connect with data, business processes, information and experts to get work done. We believe companies run better when we design for intelligent, connected and real-time employee experiences.
MicrosoftUX by Students
At Microsoft our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.
TEKsystems DigitalPeople's Choice
TEKsystems Digital and Creative Services provides skilled design, development, functional and technical resources to support your interactive, creative and digital initiatives. As the digital technology focused division of TEKsystems, a $3.6 billion global IT staffing, talent management and services leader, we thrive at the intersection of technology and marketing.
As the world's leading cloud-based practice management solution, we're helping our customers grow their legal practices —with ease. Clio lets lawyers run their law firm from any device, anywhere.
Major TomDrink Sponsor
Major Tom is the next iteration of the agency, purpose-built for the needs of today’s complex world. We exist to bring calm to chaos, and clarity to our partners' platforms, products, and campaigns.
Noravera is a digital video production company based in Vancouver, BC. We engage in meaningful storytelling with a business sensibility. We infuse strategy and cohesive narratives to drive imaginative and thoughtful stories by way of video.
Blueprint UXCommunity Sponsor
Blueprint UX is a team of senior UX consultants offering services in user experience strategy, research, design, testing, and mentorship. We help our clients understand their customers, simplify complex business problems, and make digital products and services easier for everyone to use.
BDC is the only bank dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. They are committed to providing technology entrepreneurs with a smooth financing journey at any stage of their life cycle.
BrainStation is a global leader in digital skills training, empowering businesses and brands to succeed in the digital age. Established in 2012, BrainStation has worked with over 250 instructors from the most innovative companies, developing cutting-edge, real-world digital education that has empowered more than 50,000 professionals and some of the largest corporations in the world.
Rosenfeld MediaCommunity Sponsor
Unequalled user experience expertise, in print and in person. Rosenfeld Media provides deep user experience design expertise in the formats you need.
Spatial research+designCommunity Sponsor
Spatial is a Research and Design Consultancy Specializing in Digital Innovation. We use best practices in human-centred design to help our clients explore product ideas, solve problems, and create exceptional digital experiences.