SXSW 2020 Applications Open July 1!
Monday, July 1 begins the application process for SXSW 2020. Posted below is a quick run-down of the many ways that you can engage your creativity in next year’s edition of March March. These opportunities are listed in order of the final application deadline.
SXSW PanelPicker is the way to enter a speaking proposal for a panel or for a solo presentation for the 2020 event. Entry deadline is Sunday, July 21.
The SXSW Art Program creates a platform for visual artists to connect with international leaders in the fields of music, film, and technology by showcasing innovative projects and provoking discussions at SXSW. Early Application deadline is September 19 and final entry deadline is October 10.
The SXSW Film Festival provides the game-changing buzz every filmmaker dreams about for the premiere of their feature film, short, episodic or VR/AR/MR project in front of press, industry, and smart, enthusiastic audiences. Early entry deadline is Thursday, August 22; official entry deadline is Thursday, September 19; late entry deadline is Thursday, October 17.
Showcasing at the SXSW Music Festival means performing in one of Austin’s famous live music venues for an audience including 30,000 industry reps, 3,000 media members, and thousands of fans and fellow musicians from all over the world. Early entry deadline is Friday, September 13 and late entry deadline is Friday, October 25.
The SXSW Community Service Awards honor six individuals and six organizations for their dedication to fostering positive community impact. Each honoree receives a grant, as well as complimentary entry to SXSW and recognition at a special awards ceremony during the event. Entry deadline is Friday, September 6.
The 23rd annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards recognize the most exciting tech developments in the connected world. Early entry deadline is Friday, September 6 and late entry deadline is Friday, November 15.
SXSW Pitch showcases the ahead-of-the-curve talents of 50 amazing startups from around the world in front of panel of industry experts as well as a live audience. Early entry deadline is Friday, September 6 and late entry deadline is Friday, November 15.
Place by Design aims to showcase innovative and invigorating design in the public sphere where urbanists, artists, architects, and designers have the opportunity to present their scalable solutions for improving our shared landscape. Application deadline is Thursday, November 21.
Also, please visit the Awards / Competition section of the SXSW website for more information on the David Carr Prize for Student Writers, the SXSW Gaming Awards, the SXSW Hackathon and SXSW Release It.
Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.