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Be a part of one of the most diverse, collaborative, and inventive communities in the world! Learn how to participate in one of the many prestigious SXSW competitions and awards.

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Calling all creatives! Each year, discover numerous participation opportunities for SXSW including proposing a Conference session through PanelPicker®, performing at the Music Festival, pitching your tech startup to industry judges, premiering your project at the Film & TV Festival, and more.

Explore categories below for important deadlines, eligibility requirements, and more on how to become part of the SX event each March in Austin, TX.

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Get ready to experience more opportunities for discovery, networking, learning, and career-enhancing connections than ever before at SXSW 2024 from March 8-16. Registration and housing open on August 1, 2023. Stay tuned for announcements coming later this summer.

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Finalists and honorees are announced later in the season. During SXSW in March, various ceremonies are held to celebrate these creatives and announce the winners. Explore our Awards page for a complete list of awards categories, finalists, and winners.

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Get ready for the 2024 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas from March 8-16. Secure your SXSW Badge and book your hotel early for the best rates!

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