Typomania 2019 – Typographic Video Contest

About 

Typomania typographic video competition is one of the key events of the festival. The contest exists from the very beginning of the festival. We recieve hundreds of  type videos annualy. The contest participants are designers, motion designers, cartoonists, students and professionals.

Entry submission for Typomania 2019 will be open from March 1 till May 1 2019. Best videos were chosen by an international jury. The announcement of the results and the award ceremony will take place during the closing ceremony of Typomania festival on June 2 2019 in the Museum of Moscow (Moscow, Zubovsky boulevard, 2).

Curator of the videocontest – Vasily Shikhachevskyvideo@typomania.ru

Themes of the videocontest

1.Videos with type playing the key role in them

2.Presentation of a typeface. Video demonstrating the abilities and specificity of a typeface.

  1. Movie titles.Captions for movies, cartoons, TV series, TV programs. Commercial and student works.
  2. Text visualization. Visualization of a song, a poem or of another text.

5.Typomania. Animation of the TYPOMANIA logo (download the festival logo).

Entries

We recieve hundreds of works from Russia, Europe, Asia, America. You can watch them all on our YouTube channel TypomaniaFest.

Prizes

Every year on Typomania festival’s stage the authors of 9 best videos recieve 9 legendary light letters.  Special prizes will also be awarded for the best performance technique. Shortlisted authors will be awarded diplomas. Mailing of prizes and diplomas are at the expense of the festival. Authors of videos that are not included in the short-list, will be sent pdf-diploma of the participant on request.

More: en.typomania.ru

 

BICeBé 2019 International Poster Call

  1. ELIGIBILITY

    1. Contestants may be design students, graphic designers, plastic artists, photographers and graphic producers in general, of any age and nationality, having posters printed between April 2017 and March 2019, except for those submitting as Category D and E that must be unpublished.
    2. Each contestant can submit up to ten (10) posters including series and categories A,B,C & D. Category D which doesn’t accept series. Category E will accept up to two (2) animated GIF, per designer. The maximum limit per designer or studio is up to ten (10) posters and 2 GIFs.
    3. Design technique is free. Format for categories A,B & C may not be less than 50 x 70 cm. In Category D format must be 70 x 100 cm. VERTICAL. In Category E for animated poster format must be 1000 x 1380 pixeles (vertical) and should last 15 seconds.
    4. Posters submited may participate in the following categories:

    Published works
    Category A Cultural posters
    Category B Social posters
    Category C Advertising or commercial posters
    Unpublished works.
    Category D Unpublished posters on the topic: THE ERA OF DISINFORMATION
    Category E Unpublished animated GIF on the topic: WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

    Category D & E we will only accept originals & unpublished, not previously printed or digitally published posters (including social networks, blogs, websites or other contests).

  2. ABOUT POSTERS DIGITAL SUBMISSION

    BEFORE SENDING CONSIDER THAT:

    • The designer must provide a valid and active email for future communications.
    • Multiple submissions with different emails are not accepted. In that case we will considered for pre-selection only the first 10 posters.
    • Series are not considered as one poster.
    • Double check your formats and resolution before submitting your work to avoid problems and system rejection.

    POSTER SUBMISSION

    • Go to www.bicebebolivia.com/poster-submission
    • Fill all required information in english or spanish ONLY.
    • In categories A, B, C & D upload your files at 60 cms. tall for vertical width for horizontal, JPG, 8 compression, RGB format at 300 dpi. Each poster must not weigh more than 10 MB.
    • For Category E, submit your animated GIF at 1000 x 1380 pixels (vertical) 15 seconds long and 10 MB of maximun weight.
    • Accept all Rules & Conditions and click send (Point 4).

    If you submitted everything correctly you will receive a confirmation email within the next 48 hoursPlease send files only once to avoid a null participation.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MARCH 8th, 2019

    (23:59 pm -04:00GMT)
  3. ABOUT EVALUATION AND SELECTION

    1. Posters will be evaluated and selected by a Selection Committee formed by distinguished designers, artists, illustrator and curators designated by the BICeBé.
    2. The oficial announcement of selected posters will be on MONDAY APRIL 22th, 2019 in our website and social networks.
  4. ABOUT SHIPMENT OF SELECTED PRINTED POSTERS

    1. In case of being selected, the designer or studio AGREES —accepting all Rules & Conditions— to send TWO PRINTED POSTERS of each selected poster or choose local printing and transfer US$50 per poster via WESTERN UNION. Not complying with this term would mean automatic elimination from the final jury.
    2. Each selected poster include the Entry Form, that will be emailed to you with our postal address. This form must be printed, filled and attached without damaging the poster. The form must be filled in English or Spanish only.
    3. For those who decide to send their printed posters, consider a tube resistant poster package with protection in order to preserve your work. Not mistreated or folded poster will be accepted. If the poster arrives damaged, the designer will be notified to make the local printing as mentioned at point 4.1.
    4. Selected designer should be pending of BICeBé email communications and send their printed posters or make an effective money transfer within a maximum period of 35 days after the selection announcement.
    5. Submission of printed posters must be made only by public mail services and EMSBICeBé will NOT accept or pay additional costs and taxes of shipments made throughout private companies (DHL, UPS, FEDEX, etc.). The shipment must be sent with NO COMMERCIAL VALUE/SIN VALOR COMERCIAL declared and shall bear the phrase.
  5. ABOUT POSTER CALL CONDITION

    1. The responsible organizer is authorized to reproduce the posters submitted to the contest, in catalogs, exhibitions, promotional editions, electronic media, as well as promotional events of the Biennale whose purposes will be non-profit, respecting the credit of the autors.
    2. All posters will become part of the acquis of the BICeBé®.
    3. The organizers reserve the right to refuse the participation of posters that are considered offensive to morality or culture of any country and that of those who do not comply with the requirements of this solicitation.
  6. ABOUT JURY

    1. The jury will be composed by a panel of prestigious national and international guest designers who will determine the winners, during the week of activities of BICeBé 2019.
  7. ABOUT THE WINNERS

    1. The winners will be announced during the main ceremony on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019.
  8. ABOUT PRIZES

    1. BICeBé will provide a diploma and a catalogue to the first, second and third awarded positions in all categories.
    2. Special awards:

    Category A First Place. Huari Award $us 4.000.-
    Category B First Place. Fundación Viva Award $us 2.000.-
    Category C Primer Lugar. Fundación Solydes Award $us 2.000.-
    Categoría D First Place. Award $us 5.000.-

    Fundación Viva Award to the Best Bolivian Poster of all categories $us 1000.-
    Award to the Best Bolivian Poster in Category D $us 1000.-

    The winner must assume the corresponding taxes in his country, if necessary.

Category D: Unpublished poster
THE ERA OF DISINFORMATION

Technology and social networks have modified our access to information. Day by day we take part of the exchange of information on the reality of the world and our immediate surroundings. Somehow we feel powerful, and it seems we have no time for formal media. That headline in bold and blunt letters seems to be telling us everything we need to know about an event. The photo that shows that public figure in a compromising action is a true irrefutable fact, because it has been share more than a thousand times. However, can we carelessly believe in all the pieces of information to which we are exposed? How can we rightly discern truth, verified information, precise data, and unedited images?

We have played down the importance of distinguishing between known and unknown, in other words, verifying facts and information objectively. Saving time is everything, and a fast finger tap on our mobiles is more convenient. Reading thoughtfully, considering the sources, and deepening our knowledge are not priorities. The information we thoughtlessly get and share, does not have to be a complete falsehood, but it is enough for it to be somewhat credible and compatible with our feelings. As most mainstream communities operate under this logic, we are all accomplices of sharing unverified information almost immediately and we become targets of major advertising strategies and, which is more dangerous, political schemes.

There are no “alternative facts,” but just facts, and there is truth. Sadly, the use of these modern euphemisms does not seem to frighten or bother us anymore.

Fernando Trías de Bes(*) classifies these new so-called “realities” into four categories. The first one is technology, this has led us to live and experience parallel, real, and fictitious worlds all together in a mix. The second is speed, which means we do not care to verify if something is true, as we are only interested in seeing content grow and evolve. The third consists in a loss of confidence in the formal media that we use to trust to obtain information in the past. Finally, the fourth new reality is a desire to confirm the beliefs and feelings by ourselves, this means that we seek and accept only what we think and feel.
Immediacy is our delight. Information is disseminated, as rumor does, thus generating new public opinions. We are free, independent, and we cherish our ability to access information, but we can distinguish which content is false, true, or paid?

Education and methodological research —scientific method — applied to test the reality of facts, provide the only alternatives to move forward and break free from misinformation and being subjects of manipulation. We must look for reliable sources of information to build a conscious, analytical and less influenced society.

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More: bicebebolivia.com
Total Prize: $15.000
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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

 

SEGD Global Design Awards 2019

The 2019 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, officially opened for entries.

The SEGD Global Design Awards have set the standard of excellence for environmental graphic design and experiential graphic design for over 30 years-honoring design work that connects people to place by providing direction, content and compelling experiences in public spaces-since 1987.

“The SEGD Global Design Awards are the only awards exclusively for experiential graphic design,” says Clive Roux, CEO of SEGD. “That means your projects will be reviewed by jury experts in your field like Lance Wyman, Lee Skolnick, Refik Anadol and this year’s Jury Chair, Kathy Fry.”

The multidisciplinary SEGD Global Design Awards jurors evaluate submissions on criteria that includes: connecting people to place, creating a memorable user experience and solving the client’s objective or design challenge. The jury will be composed of nine highly respected practitioners, from around the world who represent a range of design disciplines.

The seven entry categories reflect the core practice areas of Experiential Graphic Design: Digital Experience Content, Exhibition, Interactive Experience, Placemaking and Identity, Public Installation, Strategy/Research/Planning and Wayfinding. Honor and Merit design award winners will be chosen from submissions in each category. A Best of Show Award will be chosen from among the Honor awards and a Sylvia Harris Award winner will be selected from all submissions for a project which exemplifies design for the public good in honor of the legacy of Sylvia Harris, founder of Citizen Research & Design.

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2019. Submissions will be accepted with late fees through February 14, 2019.

 

More: segd.org

 

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

NTU Singapore Global Digital Art Prize 2019

NTU Global Digital Art Prize 2019

The NTU Global Digital Art Prize (NTU GDAP) is organised by the NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH) and the School of Art, Design and Media. Taking the form of a biennial competition, it recognises global artists and technologists with extraordinary creativity in digitally mediated art, design and cultural heritage. The Prize is intended to nurture and catalyze the vast potential of creativity in digital art, culture and technology for the betterment of the human condition in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Prize is aligned with the University’s commitment to excellence in education, research, innovation, and public service, as well as its guiding interest in harnessing the power of science and technology for humanity.

FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

The theme of the inaugural NTU GDAP is Fourth Industrial Revolution. The key components driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution include big data, the Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence, real-time and deep data generation and analytics, 3D printing, machine learning, personalised health care and medicine, and cyber security. Their effectiveness in shaping the human condition in the 21st century will inevitably call for close integration of technological innovations with areas such as social sciences, ethics, policy, and digital arts and humanities.

We are looking for imaginative works where artistry and scientific interests collide. Science has long inspired art and artists of the past have shown how they harnessed the scientific zeitgeist of their times to advance their art. Fast forward to the 21st century and we see how science and technology have integrated seamlessly into our everyday lives. The ways in which art can engage with science are broadening and we are looking for works that embrace human imagination and creativity, as well as critical thinking and scientific rigor in the development of new technological solutions.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

The competition is free to enter and open to international artists and local students. The prestigious NTU GDAP comprises a total of SGD$50,000 (USD 35,000) in prize money. We welcome submissions of new works to two categories: International Professionals and Local Students. Artists working in any genre of digital art are eligible, with more than 50% of the media engaged involving digital technology. The best submissions, selected by a panel of distinguished judges drawn from all over the world, will also have their debut showcase in October 2019.

ELIGIBILITY

The NTU GDAP is open to any living artist, 18 years of age or older, from any country. The Local Students category welcomes submissions by students studying full-time or part-time in Singapore only.

Works submitted must be new or have never been previously exhibited.

TIMELINE

Submission of works will only be open from 17 December 2018 to 15 February 2019. All entries must be received by 2359 hrs GMT+8 on 15 February 2019.

Only shortlisted finalists and winners will be contacted by email.

ENTRY FEES

Entry to the competition is free. Each participant is only allowed one submission.

CATEGORIES

There are two categories artists may submit their works under, International Professionals and Local Students.

The International Professionals category welcomes all artists from around the world.

The Local Students category welcomes all students from Singapore, full-time or part-time, as of the submission deadline, 2359 hrs GMT+8 on 15 February 2019. A student studying any subject can qualify.

CRITERIA

Artwork must be related to the theme of NTU GDAP 2019: Fourth Industrial Revolution. Artwork can be in any medium, size, format, genre or approach and must engage digital media or processes in more than 50% of the work.

MEDIA

Accepted media (can include one or more of the following):

  • 2D, 3D, or 4D
  • AI and robotics
  • Animation
  • Bio-digital
  • Conceptual or poetic
  • Film and video
  • Immersive media
  • Installations
  • Interactive
  • Online, social media, and mixed media forms
  • Other experimental and emerging digital genres
  • Painting, photography, and Wall-based work
  • Performances
  • Physical computing

IDENTIFYING MARKS AND SIGNATURES

No signature, stamp or any other identifying mark is allowed anywhere on the entry.

USE AND OWNERSHIP OF WORK

Entrants warrant to the organisers that they own the work submitted, that the whole copyright in the work is vested in the Artist or, if the copyright belongs to a third party such as an agency, that the Artist has the right to submit the work free from encumbrances or restrictions and that if the work was commissioned for private and domestic purposes, it is submitted with the permission of the person who commissioned it.

Entrants warrant that, if their work is selected for exhibition, they have obtained the appropriate model releases from persons featured in their submitted photographs for all sales, marketing, educational and publicity uses and that no additional releases are required in respect of names, trademarks, designs or works of art depicted in the work.

Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist. Any media used by NTU GDAP shall carry the artist’s credit line. Use may include publication in any NTU GDAP media sponsor publication. All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by NTU GDAP for marketing and promotional purposes including in any media such as exhibitions, print and digital media directly related to the NTU GDAP competition, without further monetary compensation. Such free use shall only be in connection with the NTU GDAP and its promotion. By winning or placing in the competition you are agreeing to be included in the winners’ exhibition and catalogue.

Entries may be disqualified if any of the above criteria are not adhered to. The judges’ decision is final.

DISCLAIMER

Neither the Nanyang Technological University Global Digital Art Prize, Nanyang Technological University, nor their associates, affiliates, or partners assumes any responsibility for works submitted in violation of competition rules, or for those which violate copyright regulations. NTU GDAP will investigate claims of copyright infringement to the best of its ability, and will remove and disqualify works that are clearly demonstrated to violate copyright and/or competition policies. NTU GDAP will act to maintain the integrity of the competition and its affiliated entities, but is not responsible for any damages resulting from works submitted in violation with rules and regulations.

 

More: ntu.edu.sg

 

Total Prize: 50,000 SGD – $35,000

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2019

Open for entries now…

To be considered by the judges for the £9,000 of prizes and solo exhibitions in London, you will need to submit the below form, then you will be automatically sent to the payment page. Please select the fee for the correct number of artworks you wish to be considered by the judging panel (£20 for the first artwork, then £10 per additional artwork, up to a maximum 5). You can via PayPal, via credit and debit cards or by bank transfer. You can pay in British Pounds, US Dollars and Euros too (if you wish to pay in any other currency, please contact us).

25 artists will be shortlisted and exhibited publicly at Ashurst’s new offices in London, in May to July 2019, while being considered for 4 of the prizes.
5 artists will be shortlisted and exhibited online in May to July 2019, while being considered for the New Media Art Award 2019
The winners will be selected and given solo exhibitions in August to December 2019, and the New Media Art Award winner will exhibit in October 2019, and awarded the prizes.

Early entries may benefit from being included in our regular newsletter, social media posts and advertising.
Enter by 25 November 2018, 11:59pm GMT/London Time, to have the option of receiving detailed written feedback on your submission, you can see more about this by clicking HERE.

Two new awards launched:
Photography Award & 
New Media Award.

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2019 will be awarded to artists that show significant potential, interesting ideas, a relevant message and skillful execution. We understand that talented artists exist in many forms, so endeavour to appeal to emerging artists of all ages and career paths, whether student, graduate, full-time or part-time, and from any country.

Ashurst’s aim in sponsoring the Emerging Artist Prize and Emerging Artist Programme is to find, build and support the careers of talented international emerging artists and get their art seen by a wider audience.

The Prizes

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize:
£3,000 cash prize award, and £500 Cass Art voucher
Exhibition of a collection of your artworks in the Ashurst Emerging Artists Gallery for Aug-Dec 2019

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize Sculpture Award:
£1,500 cash prize award, and £250 Cass Art voucher
Exhibition of a collection of your artworks in the Ashurst London HQ for Aug-Dec 2019

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize Choice Award:
£1,000 cash prize award, and £250 Cass Art voucher
Exhibition of a collection of your artworks in the Ashurst London HQ for Aug-Dec 2019

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize Photography Award:
£1,500 worth of prizes consisting of £500 cash prize from Fujifilm, £1,000 of production services and a mentorship with Genesis Imaging
Exhibition of a collection of your photographs in the Ashurst London HQ for Aug-Dec 2019

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize New Media Art Award:
£1,000 cash prize award
Exhibition of a collection of your artworks in the Rich Mix London Gallery for Oct 2019

Criteria for Artists & Artworks

Main Entry Details:
(1) There is no restriction on the artist regarding age, training or nationality. You may enter from any country, and can be based in any country.
(2) All types of art, except for performance, are accepted for this competition.
(3) The artist must not have exclusive representation, to enter this art competition.
(4) Artwork size must be less than 275cm x 275cm x 50cm for artworks to be hung on the wall, and less than 275cm x 275cm x 200cm for sculptures. If you are unsure, please contact us.
(5) If you are submitting a new media artwork then you need to submit a photo that represents it in some way, and you can share a WeTransfer link to download the multimedia, sound or video file in the artwork commentary section of the form. It should be less than 100Mb for judging purposes.
(5) Once you have completed the online entry form, you will be sent to the payment page to pay the entry fee. Please select the correct payment option and enter your name in the notes.
(6) Entry Fee is £20 for first artwork, then £10 per additional artwork, up to a maximum 5 artworks. You can pay in US Dollars and Euros too. If you wish to pay in any other currency, please contact us.
(7) To also be considered for the New Media Artist Prize, you must clearly specify details of your medium and submit a still image that represents the artwork, and can submit a WeTransfer link to download the sound or video file.
(8) Further details are in the Terms and Conditions page here.

New Media Award Entry Details
(1) If you are submitting a new media artwork then you need to submit a photo that represents it in some way, and you can share a WeTransfer link to download the multimedia, sound or video file in the artwork commentary section of the form. It should be less than 100Mb for judging purposes.
(2) Please outline what AV or display needs you would require and what you intend to supply yourself
(3) Submissions must be considerate of the size and orientation of the gallery space. We are restricted to 275cm x 275cm x 200cm sizes
(4) We are open to work that encompasses moving images, mobile apps, interactive installations, and sound art. If you are unsure of whether your work is eligible please contact us directly on info@artprize.co.uk

More: artprize.co.uk

 

Total Prize: £9,000

Applied Arts 2019 Illustration Awards

 

Eligibility

The contest is international and open to all forms of commissioned, published, unpublished and personal work from professionals and enthusiasts created between January 2018 and January 2019 (but not entries that have been submitted into last year’s competition). Only digital entries are accepted for this competition.

Community Awards categories are only open to work done by and for Canadians.

Young Blood categories are only open to work produced by entrants who have been out of school up to three years.

Categories

For the full list of Illustration categories, download our  Applied Arts Category Kit.

CATEGORIES FAQ

Can I enter a piece in multiple categories? Yes. In your account on the My Entries home page, click “Copy” on any entry you have created. Or, after you’ve finished an entry, click “Submit in another category.” A duplicate entry will be created with all the same information. Be sure to change the discipline and entry category to the new one you want to apply to.

Which category does my entry belong in? Often the best way to understand a category is to see previous work that won in that category. Check our Winner’s Gallery for examples. If you still have questions regarding our categories or require assistance in selecting the appropriate category, contact awards@appliedartsmag.com.

Is my entry a single or a series? A single means one piece, and series means you are submitting more than one piece of the same project to a maximum of three. If an entry contains more than the specified images, we will either contact you to split the submission into multiple entries, or choose which ones will be judged, so it’s best to stick to the indicated numbers for single and series.

What is the Young Blood category? Young Blood is a series of categories open only to entrants who have been out of school for a certain number of years or less (three for Illustration and Illustration, and five for Design and Advertising). As with all categories, they are judged on creative excellence, technical merit and suitability for end use, but the jury takes into account the level of professional experience. You will be required to specify the name of the Young Blood entrant to qualify.

What is the Community category? The Community Awards was our newest Awards program, launched in 2017, to help Canadian artists and studios working on smaller, local clients get the recognition they deserve without competing directly with big-budget projects and agencies/studios. This year, Community Awards categories have been rolled into each of the Awards Entries in these categories may not be entered in any other non-Community category.

Categories

For the full list of Illustration categories, download our  Applied Arts Category Kit.

CATEGORIES FAQ

Can I enter a piece in multiple categories? Yes. In your account on the My Entries home page, click “Copy” on any entry you have created. Or, after you’ve finished an entry, click “Submit in another category.” A duplicate entry will be created with all the same information. Be sure to change the discipline and entry category to the new one you want to apply to.

Which category does my entry belong in? Often the best way to understand a category is to see previous work that won in that category. Check our Winner’s Gallery for examples. If you still have questions regarding our categories or require assistance in selecting the appropriate category, contact awards@appliedartsmag.com.

Is my entry a single or a series? A single means one piece, and series means you are submitting more than one piece of the same project to a maximum of three. If an entry contains more than the specified images, we will either contact you to split the submission into multiple entries, or choose which ones will be judged, so it’s best to stick to the indicated numbers for single and series.

What is the Young Blood category? Young Blood is a series of categories open only to entrants who have been out of school for a certain number of years or less (three for Illustration and Illustration, and five for Design and Advertising). As with all categories, they are judged on creative excellence, technical merit and suitability for end use, but the jury takes into account the level of professional experience. You will be required to specify the name of the Young Blood entrant to qualify.

What is the Community category? The Community Awards was our newest Awards program, launched in 2017, to help Canadian artists and studios working on smaller, local clients get the recognition they deserve without competing directly with big-budget projects and agencies/studios. This year, Community Awards categories have been rolled into each of the Awards Entries in these categories may not be entered in any other non-Community category.

 

More: appliedartsmag.com

 

World Illustration Awards 2019

The World Illustration Awards are the most prestigious annual juried competition open to illustrators from all over the world.

The Awards are delivered by the AOI in partnership with USA-based Directory of Illustration, building on a 40-year tradition of the AOI organising juried survey competitions.

Entries can be made into one of the eight categories that represent the work being commissioned by the illustration industry today. All entries are reviewed by judges working in the global illustration industry at the forefront of their specialist sectors.

The World Illustration Awards are respected by illustrators, commissioners and agents alike, offering a comprehensive insight into the ideas, trends and techniques that are at the forefront of illustration today.

“The WIA is a remarkable award that offers so many established and up-and-coming illustrators the invaluable opportunity to have their work exhibited publicly. We look forward to seeing the huge variety of high-quality illustration presented at this year’s awards.” – Deirdre McDermott, Picture Books Publisher and Creative Director at Walker Books

View previous winners and shortlisted illustrators here.

Our 40-year Awards History

The AOI first ran an annual competition, called Images, in 1975 that was open to any British Illustrator. It was unique then, as the selection for the publication was made by a jury, selecting the best contemporary submissions each year to be published in the annual. In 2012, Images was replaced by the AOI Illustration Awards. These ran for 2 years, before The AOI formed a partnership with the Directory of Illustration in the USA and created the World Illustration Awards in 2015.

Previous Images annuals can be purchased here

Awards and Prizes:

Overall Professional Winner: One of the eight Professional Category Winners is named as the WIA2019 Overall Professional Winner at a prestigious ceremony in central London. They will win a generous cash prize of £2,000, a WIA Trophy, and a two-page marketing package in the Directory of Illustration No. 36, valued at $4,330 US Dollars, including a 100-image professional portfolio on www.directoryofillustration.com plus a one-on-one consultation with a professional Directory of Illustration marketing consultant on how to best present your work to the American market.

Overall New Talent Winner: One of the eight New Talent Category Winners is named as the WIA2019 Overall New Talent Winner at a prestigious ceremony in central London. They will win a generous cash prize £1,000, a WIA Trophy, and a copy of the Directory of Illustration No. 36. Professional and New Talent Category Winners: All 16 Category Winners (one New Talent and one Professional per category) receive a WIA Trophy, an enhanced entry in the catalogue, a profile feature on the AOI website, and a complimentary AOI membership for one year with all the benefits this brings including business support, online folio discount and Varoom subscription.

*NEW FOR 2019* Professional and New Talent Highly Commended in each category: 16 Highly Commended Projects (one New Talent and one Professional per category) will receive a WIA Certificate and be part of the Touring exhibition

*NEW FOR 2019* AOI Member Award: Selected from any current AOI member shortlisted for the WIA2019. The winner will receive a complimentary year-long membership plus folio, a copy of the Guide to Law and the current Directories, worth £296.95, a WIA Certificate and profile feature on the AOI website.

*NEW FOR 2019* The SAA Agents Award for New Talent: All shortlisted unrepresented New Talent entries will be eligible for the The SAA Agents Award for New Talent, offering the winner a one-year trial representation with one of the leading Society of Artists Agents Illustration agents, which will include mentoring and career development. During that time, the winner will, in addition to the agent’s own marketing program, benefit from having their work showcased on the SAA’s News Blog as a featured article and across their social media platforms. The winner will also be presented with a WIA certificate and profile feature on the AOI website.

*NEW FOR 2019* DI (Directory of Illustration) Award: All shortlisted entries will be eligible for the DI Award. The DI Award winner will receive a single page marketing package in the Directory of Illustration No. 36, valued at $2,695 US Dollars. The program includes a 100-image professional portfolio on directoryofillustration.com plus a one-on-one consultation with a professional Directory of Illustration marketing consultant on how to best present your work to the American market. The winner will also be presented with a WIA certificate and profile feature on the AOI website.

All Award-Winning and Highly Commended projects will feature in a UK-wide touring exhibition, receive a digital badge for their website and be included in the full colour catalogue sent to 1,300 commissioners worldwide.

All 200 shortlisted illustrators will:

• Feature on the AOI website on a dedicated page, with selected projects promoted across the AOI’s social media.

• Be presented in a printed full colour catalogue, which is distributed to over 1,300 commissioners worldwide.

• Receive a complimentary copy of the WIA2019 catalogue.

• Feature in a major survey exhibition in central London.

• Be invited to attend the Awards Evening, a highlight of the illustration industry event calendar.

• Be offered an exclusive discount on AOI membership with Folio for one year.

• Receive incredible exposure across our digital and real-world networks: the WIA is a proven platform for illustrators to consolidate and expand networks, be seen by commissioners and gain industry recognition and new clients.

So, what are you waiting for? Choose your category, and enter your best work to the WIA2019 today.

 

More: theaoi.com

 

Total Prize: £2,000