Embracing Our Differences 2020

Diversity is at the heart of what it means to be an artist. 

Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences international juried competition.

Featuring 45 billboard-size images, each work of art is created by local, national and international artists reflecting their interpretation of our theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”

The 2019 exhibit will be displayed from January 19 through March 15, 2019, in Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota.

See our “Frequently Asked Questions” section below for details on submitting your art.

For suggestions on submitting a winning work of art, please click here.

To view past winning selections, please visit our Galleries page.

Teachers submitting student art should click here or email us for a simplified submission process.


How to Submit

Submit Online

  1. Please review the “Frequently Asked Questions” section below for full details on all technical requirements for submitting your art;
  2. Your art may be any size and medium; however to submit digitally requires a digital file of your art which is capable of being uploaded to our server;
  3. Your art must be HORIZONTAL in orientation which means that it must be wider than it is tall – submissions that do not meet this requirement will be disqualified (see the example below):
  4. Please label your digital art file with the “title” and your name – for example, “Coexistence-Mark Smith;”
  5. Your digital file must be a high resolution image of no less than 300 dpi (the higher the better);
  6. Your digital file must be less than 400MB in size; AND
  7. Include a brief (200 word maximum) “Artist Statement” explaining your art, your creative process and/or what the theme means to you.
  8. If making more than one submission online, you will need to create a separate entry for each one.
  9. Teachers may complete and submit art on behalf of their students and, at their option, substitute their personal or school contact information for that of their student(s). Teachers submitting student art work should click here or email us for a simplified submission process.

Submit Online

By Mail:

  1. Please review the “Frequently Asked Questions” section below for full details on all technical requirements for submitting your art;
  2. A digital file of your art contained on a CD or flash drive. Please name each file with the “title” of the artwork and your name – for example, “Coexistence-Mark Smith;”
  3. Your art must be HORIZONTAL in orientation which means that it is wider than it is tall – submissions which do not meet this requirement will be disqualified (see the example below);
  4. A color print of your art submission (ink jet is sufficient) with your name and artwork title clearly printed on the back;
  5. A completed and SIGNED submission form;
  6. Teachers may complete and sign submission forms on behalf of their students and, at their option, substitute their personal or school contact information for that of their student(s). Teachers submitting student art should click here or email us for a simplified submission process; AND
  7. A separate sheet of paper with a brief (200 word maximum) “Artist Statement” explaining your art, your creative process and/or what the theme means to you.
  8. Completed submission packages should be mailed to:
    Embracing Our Differences
    PO Box 2559
    Sarasota, FL 34230-2559 USA

    Express mail, such as FedEx or UPS, should be delivered to:

    Embracing Our Differences
    1209 South Tamiami Trail
    Sarasota, FL 34239  USA

Submit by MailEmbracing Our Differences 2020

 

More: embracingourdifferences.org

 

Total Prize: $3,000

Young Bird Plan Mascot International Design Competition’ 19

It is more out of imagination if the Kumanoto Prefecture without Kumamon, compared with a sushi restaurant without tunaand green mustard. ——《ラオスにいったい何があるというんですか》by Murakami Haruki

Young Bird Plan, an international competition platform, it has been five years since its establishment. This time, Young Bird Plan launches its own competition globally, and thousands of creative minds will have the unique opportunity to create the mascot image of Young Bird Plan.

Mascot’s Mission:He/She is a cultural brand medium, expressing directly and simply the brand spirit. With the mission of promoting brand concept and creating every opportunity for global designer, he/she will push the connection among design and other fields in order to inspiring deep thoughts on design value. Meanwhile, he/she will emotionally establish relationship between the brand and its audience and also lead the fashion trend.

He/she will represent and speak for Young Bird Plan.

INTRODUCTION:

Young Bird is not about YOUNG!

Actually, Young Bird does not means young designers. It is an expression of brand culture. Just imagine, a young bird may be an original city, an undeveloped field but with infinite potential, a new industry once ignored but now generates huge efficiency, a progressing technology under dispute and of course it may also be an ambitious young designer and even an unbuilt project but can inspire people a lot. So Young Bird means the future.

Young Bird Plan is GROWING!

Over the past five years, Young Bird Plan launched 12 international design competitions cooperated with local governments, well-known developers and international brands. By the end of 2018, the platform attracts global participants from 879 universities and 3388 institutes in 217 cities of 54 countries.

Young Bird Plan Mascot

What is Young Bird Plan mascot like? It will depend on you!

BRIEF:

Based on the spirit of Young Bird Plan, 3D personage image design and graphic application creation shall be designed with bird elements. Character image is resilient and extensible without limitation of gender;

About mascot design, including:

a.    No limitation on creation categories and skills, including but not limit to graphic image, illustration, cartoon, 3Dmax, etc.

b.    The entrant shall complete 3D mascot archetypal image three-view drawing, including front, side, back.

c.     Captions are needed to match with work, including basic information of image name, gender, etc., design concept or design description, enclosed with story narration which is related to your experience of attending competition or story that happens in your work or study or design career, 100-300 words.

Graphic application creation includes:

a.    Apply mascot to a piece of traditional Chinese festival theme greeting card;

b.    Mascot image package design;

c.     Mascot image badge design;

The entrant shall offer the original drawing files in 300 dpi for print production.

TIMELINE:

2019.03.28        Call for entries

2019.05.15        Registration deadline

2019.05.30        Submission deadline

2019.06.06         Releaseof shortlisted winners

2019.06.13        Release of Top 30 & Voting by Field Representative (privately)

2019.06.20        Release of Top 10 & Voting by Entrants of Past Competitions and Mentor Representative (privately)

2019.06.27        Release of Top 3 & Open to crowd funding

2019.07.15        Release of the Champion

The schedule is only for reference, the actual release prevails when the specific time is involved.

REGISTRATION:

Please register by logging into our website: www.youngbirdplan.com.cn.

For the latest information about this competition, please follow our official WeChat account: youngbirdplan-cn or our official Weibo account: @YoungBirdPlan;

You can directly contact the competition team by add YoungBirdPlan as one of your Wechat friends. We will remain at your service here for any further questions you may have.

AWARDS:

First Prize

1 winner; 30,000 RMB (pre-tax); patent manufactured product; Certificate of Honor.

Top 3

2 winners; 6,000 RMB each (pre-tax); patent manufactured product; Certificate of Honor.

Top 10

7 winners; 1,000 RMB each (pre-tax);Certificate of Top 10 Honor; patent manufactured product.

Top 30

20 winners; Certificate of Top 30 Honor.

Shortlist

Several winners; Certificate of Shortlist Honor.

Other entries: Entry Certificate

Top 10 will have the opportunity to be a contract-signed artist of Young Bird Gallery affiliated to YoungBird Brand.

Swiss Original Handmade Creative Project (Awards Eur 36,000)

For centuries, the Swiss tradition of Emmentaler AOP cheese production has focused on the art of cheesemaking, on artisan skills and on HAND MADE expertise, all underpinned by a caring attitude towards nature, time, materials, know-how and the vital energy of the environment we live in.

In order to be able to continue to read, refresh and interpret its own values in an innovative, contemporary and disruptive way, from the outset Emmentaler Switzerland has always been very keen and interested in engaging, supporting and promoting the world of art, talent and creativity for all.

As was the case in past competitions, exhibitions and communication initiatives, Emmentaler Switzerland is launching a new open creative competition for the collection, valorisation and exhibition of a broad selection of works and thematic artworks.

THE SWISS ORIGINAL

As part of the new globalisation of recent decades, we have learned to appreciate not only certain values and products shared by many civilisations, but also values and products expressly linked to the geographical, historical and cultural origins of specific local areas.

This competition aims to collect, valorise and exhibit artworks that tell stories of Swiss originality. Originality intended in terms of both methods and content that are more specifically and quintessentially “Swiss”, as well as those that are more ironic, interpretative and disruptive.

For all information: https://bit.ly/SwissOriginal

CONTEST TIMELINE

Upload phase: 29th April 2019 – 5th September 2019

Community Vote: 5th September 2019 – 19th September 2019 (1.59 PM UTC)

Jury Vote: from 5th September 2019

Winner announcement: during the Exhibition-Event, in November 2019

AWARDS

The total award pool amounts to €36,000.00, split into 6 awards and 6 special mentions.

Entering the competition is free and open to everyone over the age of 18 on the date of registration, without any limit of nationality, profession, education, expertise or other form of restriction, except for being 18 at the time of participating in the contest.

Contest under the patronage of Brera – Accademia di Belle Arti and with the support of Cumulus Association

EXHIBITION – EVENT

In the first half of November 2019, a major Exhibition-Event will be organised in Milan featuring the winning projects, the projects that receive mentions and a broad selection of those deemed to be of high quality and pertinent in consideration of the general objectives of the competition.

PANEL OF JUDGES

Andrea Amichetti, Zero – Founder

Stefano Aronica, Consortium Emmentaler AOP

Giovanna Frova, Switzerland Cheese Marketing Italy

Maria Cristina Galli, Accademia di Brera – Vice Director

Michael Krohn, ZhdK Zürich Hochschule der Künste – Cumulus Association

Stefano Maffei, PoliFactory – Director

Massimo Bruto Randone, SosDesign – Founder

Antonio Riccardi, SEM – Editor and Poet

Toni Thorimbert, Studio Thorimbert – Photographer

DESALL

Desall.com is an open innovation platform dedicated to design and innovation, that offers to companies a participatory design tool involving in the creative process an international community coming from all over the world. To date Desall gathers more than 100000 creatives from over 210 countries and has collaborated with international brands like Luxottica, Whirlpool, Electrolux, ALESSI, Enel, Leroy Merlin, KINDER, Barilla, illy, Chicco, Mondadori and many more.

Thanks for the contamination of different cultural backgrounds and creative industries, the Desall community is able to provide high-quality project solutions for every product development phase requested by the client, from concept to product design, from naming to packaging.

Total Prize:
36000
Deadline:
5 Sep, 19

Aroster SYT : Show Your Talent

Dear One,

*Aroster EYN* is pleased to announce a new Opportunity called *Aroster SYT (Show your Talent)* for talented individuals to help them get their talent recognised. We believe that every talented person does not get the opportunity to show his talent. That’s why we have brought this opportunity for you.

*Selection on Performance basis | Limited Applications Accepted | Apply Now!!*

In order to accept the application, the candidate should fulfill the following criteria.
• Aged 13 – 35
• Nationals of all countries will be eligible to apply.

For more information,
WhatsApp Contact : +91 7533951775, +91 9760877279
E-mail: ArosterIndia@Gmail.com
Or
*Directly apply here*: https://bit.ly/ArosterSYT

*Please do share this message with people who you think, may be interested in such program.*

Deadline:
5 Sep, 19

New life for fibres

New contest on Desall.com: dbt FIBRE and Desall invite you to suggest new applications for the semi-finished textile products, exploring fields other than yarn making or similar.

You are invited to suggest new contexts of use and applications for the semi-finished textile products by dbt FIBRE, suggesting markets where the company has not yet entered, exploring industries other than textile, yarn-making or similar, taking into consideration the technical characteristics of the fibres and their processability.

For more info: https://bit.ly/dbtFIBRE

Contest timeline

Upload phase: 21st May 2019 – 12th September 2019 (1.59 PM UTC)

Client Vote: from 12th September 2019

Winner announcement: approximately by the end of November 2019

Total awards

€4000

Participation is free of charge and open to all creative people (at least 18 years old).

dbt FIBRE

For over 80 years world leader in the utilisation of textile fibres, dbt FIBRE combines the most advanced textile technology with specially modified machinery to offer a wide range of carded sliver and combed tops for classic and fancy yarns. Carded slivers for neppy yarns, flamed slivers for Tweeds, natural fibre tops made from modified fibres such as flat section viscose are the core of our knowhow.

DESALL

Desall.com is an open innovation platform dedicated to design and innovation, that offers to companies a participatory design tool involving in the creative process an international community coming from all over the world. To date Desall gathers more than 100000 creatives from over 210 countries and has collaborated with international brands like Luxottica, Whirlpool, Electrolux, ALESSI, Enel, Leroy Merlin, KINDER, Barilla, illy, Chicco, Mondadori and many more.

Thanks for the contamination of different cultural backgrounds and creative industries, the Desall community is able to provide high-quality project solutions for every product development phase requested by the client, from concept to product design, from naming to packaging.

Total Prize:
4000
Deadline:
12 Sep, 19
Contest Website:

KEEP WRITING | Writing Contest 2019 | Enlivening Emotions

KEEP WRITING is a contest for Writers organized by the Enlivening Emotions. We all have beautiful Illusions in our Mind that make us Write so we Welcome you to the Family and Let’s Grow Together in the World of Writing.

It can be Story, Poetry, Song, Shayari, Ghazal, Blog, Rap. All writing forms are welcome and as it is known that Writing is an Emotion. It has no Language but comes in every language and it’s all about expression so Let’s be expressive.

Location:

Online

 Benefits

  • The winning essay will be published on their official website.
  • The winning essay will reach to a large audience around the world through their official website.
  • The winner will get a Unique Title – EE Writer.
  • Certification and many other future opportunities.

 Eligibilities

  • Participant must submit his Original work.
  • No Age Restriction

Eligible Regions: Open for All

Total Prize:
 Benefits The winning essay will be published on their official website. The winning essay will reach to a large audience around the world through their official website. The winner will get a Unique Title – EE Writer. Certification and many other future opportunities.
Deadline:
11/01/2019

SZIDF 2019 Gadget Design Award

Also this year, SIDA, the Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association, and Desall.com, invite you all to design the official gadget/souvenir for all the attendees of the Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair 2019.

SIDA and Desall invite you all to design the official for all the participants of the 7th edition of the Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair (SZIDF) taking place on November 03rd-05th 2019. The gadget/souvenir shall be a NON-technological product. The winner will be selected by a jury consisting of high-level representatives of SIDA and Desall. The official award ceremony will be held in Shenzhen on the night of Nov 3rd 2019. The winner will be given the opportunity to showcase her/his own works at the fair with a free stand and all travel and accommodation expenses covered by the organisation, including other services.

All projects will be evaluated by a jury consisting of high-level representatives of SIDA and Desall according to several criteria as specified in detail in the brief.

Participation is free of charge and open to any age or nationality.

Deadline for submissions: September 30th, 2019

Official award page: https://desall.com/Contest/SZIDF-2019-Gadget-Design-Award/Brief

SIDA

Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association (SIDA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2008, the first Chinese association joining World Design Organization (WDO). Till March 2018, SIDA has taken in 851 members from Shenzhen and across the country, and has built the Shenzhen Institute for Innovation Design, the Sino-Finnish Design Park, the Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab (SZOIL), the Hebei Industrial Design Innovation Center (HIDC), an industrial internet design platform and first the industrial design IPR station in China.

As the largest industrial design in Asia, Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair (SZIDF) (www.szidf.com) has been held for 6 years in a row.

DESALL

Desall.com is an open innovation platform dedicated to design and innovation, that offers to companies a participatory design tool involving in the creative process an international community coming from all over the world. To date Desall gathers more than 100000 creatives from over 210 countries and has collaborated with international brands like Luxottica, Whirlpool, Electrolux, ALESSI, Enel, Leroy Merlin, KINDER, Barilla, illy, Chicco, Mondadori and many more.

Thanks for the contamination of different cultural backgrounds and creative industries, the Desall community is able to provide high-quality project solutions for every product development phase requested by the client, from concept to product design, from naming to packaging.

Total Prize:
EUR 11000 (SZIDF 2019 Experience)
Deadline:
09/30/2019

Creative Conscience Awards 2019

 

The Creative Conscience Awards welcome projects by students and graduates (of up to two years) from any creative discipline. The deadline for 2018 has now passed, but we’ll be launching the 2019 awards at the end of this year. The awards are the perfect opportunity to push your curiosity and create the change you want to see in the world. You can enter the awards solo or in a team (of up to six), and can choose your own issue to tackle or work from one of our exciting briefs.

Example Briefs

Our awards scheme searches for exciting projects with a focus on social impact. You can enter anything you like, as long as the project fits into one of our Impact Themes. We also have some exciting briefs that give a starting point if you feel you need it, tackling some of the most relevant issues that our world faces today. This years deadlines have passed, but feel free to download the briefs for your own personal projects, or to start working early on an entry for the 2019 awards. Shortlisted projects are judged by a panel of industry experts based on your creative approach and the potential impact of your project.

Open Brief Background

If you have an issue that you are passionate about, that you believe could help change the world in a positive way you could enter it under our Open Brief. You could identify something that isn’t working for you about the world around you and look for a solution. We’re interested however big or small your ideas are. We are looking for solutions and provocations that will call people to action and can lead to genuine impact. Projects can be conceptual or have the potential to develop into real life-changing solutions. The themes you might wish to explore can be broad and varied. Past projects have included design solutions for food waste, humanitarian aid, education, water shortage, energy efficiency, inclusivity, campaigns & products against FGM, bullying, inequality, poverty, homelessness, child abuse, over-consumption, mental illness, urban living – to list just a few subject areas.

Open Brief Challenge

The Open Brief is your chance to create a project that deals with any issue you’re passionate about solving. Identify something that isn’t working in the world around you and look for a solution, however big or small. We’re looking for solutions and provocations that have the potential to provoke action and have a genuine impact. Projects can be conceptual or have the potential to develop into real life-changing solutions. Past projects have included creative solutions for food waste, humanitarian aid, education, water shortage, energy efficiency, inclusivity, bullying, inequality, poverty, homelessness, child abuse, over-consumption, mental illness, urban living and much more.

Mental Health Background

Negative experiences happen in all of our lives: difficulties with work or finances, the breakdown of a relationship, overwhelming family responsibilities, or a significant setback for example. Mental health can affect anyone. There are many ways we can cope with mental illness: establishing and maintaining relationships, discussing our issues and taking action when possible, however there are stigmas surrounding mental health that we unfortunately need to tackle.

Mental Health Challenge

How can you use your creative skills to aid those with mental health issues? If your life or the life of those around you has been touched by mental health issues, then use these experiences as possible entry points into the brief and as a means of research to explore potential routes and solutions. The challenge really is boundless in however you want to approach it, all we ask is that the outcome is optimistic and empowering towards the audience. Let’s open up and tackle this issue head on to create some real positive change in the world. Here are some useful links to start you off: Movember Onemindinstitute CentreforglobalmentalhealthMind.org.uk

Equality Background

Equality is a human right. Both men and women are entitled to live with dignity and with freedom from want and from fear. Whether this be gender equality as a precondition for advancing development and reducing poverty: empowered women contribute to the health and productivity of whole communities, improving the prospects for the next generation. Or more general human rights for minorities, those under threat of being suppressed or living in fear because of who they are or what they believe.

Equality Challenge

Can you think of a way to change current behaviours and inspire people to understand the value brought by treating everyone equally? You may simply want to raise awareness, or perhaps you can think of a way to actively change human behaviour and understanding. Here are some useful links to start you off: Global Goals Rightsinfo Cause2create Creativeequals

Refugee Crisis Background

This brief has been set in partnership with Help Refugees The most basic requirements for refugees to regain their independence are housing, language and employment. Without housing, people become destitute; without the ability to speak the local language, it is very difficult to get a job; without employment independence is almost impossible.

Refugee Crisis Challenge

How can we creatively support the empowerment of refugees in host countries, and improve their access to opportunities? Local language: classes can be expensive and restrictive in terms of the amount that you can study, when and where. What creative solutions could help with this? Employment: refugee unemployment in the UK is 50%, and many refugees are overqualified for the jobs they take. How can we find creative ways to increase people’s chances of finding meaningful work quickly? Integration: how can we build bridges with local communities? Can you find ways to keep community at the heart of these proposals? Empowerment: Can you consider innovative ways for Help Refugees to raise more funds to allow us to do more for empowerment projects? *96p from every pound raised already goes straight to our projects on the ground.

Conscious Consumption Background

We can’t continue to consume and buy ‘stuff’ at our current rate without serious consequences. ‘The story of stuff’ tells us why.

Conscious Consumption Challenge

The Conscious Consumption brief is an opportunity to create solutions to help re-direct our worlds trajectory towards self-destruction. This could explore themes on not just what we consume, but how and why. Where do the things we consume come from, and what are their impact e.g. environmental, psychological and/or societal. What methods could we use to design products that are sustainable and have a minimal or even positive ecological impact? And what would these products be? How could mindsets be shifted (especially in first world countries) away from misguided, and damaging purchasing habits? Why do we consume, and what are the often overlooked motivations for consumption – and are there ways we can nurture or redirect these energies? The solutions to these questions should aim to educate, inspire, excite and encourage new behaviours, so we can consciously consume.

Examples

  • Creating materials/products that do not cause harm to us and our environment (e.g. cradle to cradle)
  • Designing new systems (Donut and sharing economies are examples of this)
  • How can we educate and inform people about their choices in a fun, exciting and positive way.

Reference brands: Patagonia, Fairphones and Rubymoon

The awards ceremony and beyond

If you’re a winner you will receive an invite to our awards ceremony, hosted in London in July. At the ceremony you’ll get to mingle with creatives and professionals from complimentary organisations as well as other winners. Your winning work will be displayed on our site, plus you’ll be invited to be part of the Creative Conscience Collective – a platform to communicate with other winners, past and present, and where exclusive events and opportunities are shared. Beyond the awards, we also help to bring the brightest and most innovative projects to life though our Impact scheme. Providing contacts and mentorship, we support you with your project helping to create tangible impact in the world.

 

More: creativeconscience.org.uk

 

Art Olympia 2019 International Open Art Competition

Art Olympia is an open art competition held as a biennial event with the goal of discovering talented artists around the world and supporting their activities. It aims to promote exchanges of the world’s various cultures through arts.

Art Olympia seeks two-dimensional artworks which can be representational or abstract; oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mineral pigments, print, charcoal, digital/multimedia art, mixed media, photography, etc. (calligraphy, video, sculpture, and group/ collaboration works are not accepted).

Art Olympia embodies the following three concepts:

• HUB – Discover talented artists and direct them to where they might have more potential
• Excavation – Discover artists with potential to be recognized internationally
• Practice – Creation of new art for the next generation by international artists

Each artist is limited to three images. In addition to the General Category, there is also an “Open category” as well as a “Student category” aimed at supporting young artists.

Artworks of approximately 160 pieces (80 pieces from Japan and 80 pieces outside of Japan) will be selected and undergo a final review in Tokyo by a panel of great judges invited from around the world.

Eligibility

Open to artists from all over the world.

Prize

For All-Entrants Category, the first prize winner will receive 120,000 USD, the second prize winner 30,000 USD, and the third prize winner 20,000 USD along with the Art Olympia original trophies. The forth prize winner will receive 3,000 USD, the fifth 2,000 USD, and the sixth 1,000 USD.

For Student Category, the first prize winner will receive 20,000 USD, the second 10,000 USD, and the third 5,000 USD along with the Art Olympia original trophies. The fourth prize winner will receive 3,000 USD, the fifth 2,000 USD, and the sixth 1,000 USD.

Separately from the top 160 finalists, Art Olympia will recognize 200 additional great works with an honourable mention, and another 640 fine works with a semi-honourable mention.

 

More: artolympia.jp

 

Total Prize: $120,000

Prix Ars Electronica 2019

The Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s most time-honored media arts competition. Winners are awarded the coveted Golden Nica statuette, prize money ranging up to € 10,000 per category and an opportunity to showcase their talents at the famed Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.

The submission phase for the Prix Ars Electronica 2019 will begin in January 2019!

The Prix Ars Electronica was launched in 1987 by Ars Electronica co-founder Hannes Leopoldseder. The categories at the outset were Computer Graphics, Computer Animation and Computer Music. In 1990, Interactive Art enhanced the array. A category especially for kids and young people was introduced in 1998. A prize for Digital Communities and [the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant premiered in 2004, followed by Hybrid Art in 2007. The Prix Ars Electronica’s most recent innovations came in 2014 with the introduction of a Golden Nica honoring the Visionary Pioneers of Media Art, and the reconfiguration of two pairs of categories—Hybrid Art and Digital Musics & Sound Art; Interactive Art and Digital Communities—which now alternate in a biennial rhythm. The Prix’s highly diversified dramatis personae has included internationally renowned artists (Karlheinz Stockhausen, Roy Ascott, Lynn Hershman, Toshio Iwai / Ryuichi Sakamoto, Chris Cunningham / Aphex Twin), Oscar winners (John Lasseter, Chris Landreth) and creative young trailblazers (Graffiti Research Lab).

Categories and Prizes

Computer Animation 1 Golden Nica 10.000 Euro 2 Awards of Distinctions up to 12 Honorary Mentions
Interactive Art +* 1 Golden Nica 10.000 Euro 2 Awards of Distinctions up to 12 Honorary Mentions
Digital Communities* 1 Golden Nica 10.000 Euro 2 Awards of Distinctions up to 12 Honorary Mentions
Digital Musics & Sound Art* 1 Golden Nica 10.000 Euro 2 Awards of Distinctions up to 12 Honorary Mentions
Hybrid Art* 1 Golden Nica 10.000 Euro 2 Awards of Distinctions up to 12 Honorary Mentions
u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD 1 Golden Nica 3.000 Euro 2 Awards of Distinctions 800 Euro, 1 prize to contestants age 10 and under, 1 prize to the 11 to 14 year-olds up up to 10 Honorary Mentions
Visionary Pioneers of Media Art 1 Golden Nica

* The prizes in the categories “Interactive Art”, “Digital Communities”, “Digital Musics & Sound Art” and “Hybrid Art” are not awarded annually but alternately every two years.

Events of the Prix Ars Electronica during the Ars Electronica Festival

During the Ars Electronica Festival in September, the Golden Nicas, Awards of Distinction and Honorary Mentions are awarded with pomp at the Ars Electronica Gala. The winners of the Golden Nicas and Awards of Distinction are also invited to present their projects at the Prix Ars Electronica Forums which are held over a number of days. The Ars Electronica Festival presents the CyberArts Exhibition annually as one of its main shows. It showcases a selection of winning projects of the latest Prix Ars Electronica. The Museum of the Future, on the other hand, devotes a special exhibition for an entire year to the projects from the youth competition “u19–Create Your World”. Formatted specially for the Festival, the award-winning works from the category “Computer Animation / Film / VFX” are shown at the Ars Electronica Animation Festival with the Electronic Theatre. The “Digital Musics & Sound Art” winners present their works in the form of concerts conceived as part of the programme of Ars Electronica Nightlines.

Credits

The Prix Ars Electronica is staged jointly by Ars Electronica Linz GmbH & Co KG in cooperation with the OK Center for Contemporary Art and Brucknerhaus Linz. The Golden Nica statuettes are presented to each year’s winners at the Ars Electronica Festival in early September. The Prix Ars Electronica is one of the world’s premier awards honoring creativity and innovativeness in the use of digital media. Idea: Hannes Leopoldseder, Concept: Christine Schöpf and Gerfried Stocker, Head of Department Festival Ars Electronica/Prix Ars Electronica: Martin Honzik, Head of Prix Ars Electronica: Emiko Ogawa info.prixars@aec.at, 0043-732-7272-781

More: ars.electronica.art

 

Total Prize: €53,000