Prix Ars Electronica
u19—create your world


Win the Golden Nica and prizes of over 6,500 euros!

Entries in the “u19-create your world” category of the Prix Ars Electronica can be submitted here until the beginning of 3rd March 2023:

Take part in “u19-create your world” – the competition for young critical and creative thinkers up to the age of 19. Present your world and fresh ideas for a common future in the fields of art, technology and society. All means of expression are welcome! But choose your medium, tool or material and send us inspiring concepts or already implemented projects.

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Questions and Answers

We are looking for projects or exciting ideas that consciously and actively want to shape our present or future in the field of art, technology and society, or simply make clear which topics you are dealing with. All means of expression are welcome, but choose your medium, tool or material and show which technologies you are currently working with.

Anyone who is not older than 19 years and lives in Austria at the annual submission deadline (currently: March 1, 2023) can participate. Both individuals and project groups may participate. Works that have been created within the framework of school projects can also be submitted!

A jury made up of five experts in a wide array of fields convenes for three days to evaluate all the entries. They pay particular attention to the degree of self-reliance and creativity.

In 2023 the following prizes will be awarded: Young Creatives (0 – 14 Years)

  • 1x u14 First Prize à 500 €
  • 2x u14 Awards of Distinction à 150 €
  • 1x u14 Honorary Mention
  • 1x u12 First Prize à 500 €
  • 1x u12 Awards of Distinction à 100 €
  • 1x u12 Honorary Mention
  • 1x u10 First Prize à 500 €
  • 1x u10 Awards of Distinction à 100 €
  • 1x u10 Honorary Mention
Young Professionals (14 – 19 Years)
  • 1x Golden Nica à 3.000 € (Grand Prize u19—create your world)
  • 2x Young Professionals Awards of Distinction à 800 €
  • 10x Young Professionals Honorary Mention

  • Feedback guaranteed! For your submission, you will receive personal feedback from the jury from which you can get tips and inspiration for further projects.
  • Invitation to the Ars Electronica Festival! We also invite you to the Ars Electronica Festival, for which you get a free entry.
  • Draw attention to your talent! Ars Electronica works with many regional and international partners. Seize the opportunity and become part of this international network. We also award project commissions, presentations and trips to talented submitters.
  • For school groups: Come to the Ars Electronica Center together! Each completed submission from a school class or group will receive free joint admission to the Ars Electronica Center in the 2023 calendar year for all contributors to the project.

Here at our online submittion tool:

You can also contact us at any time at

You can submit all year round and always send us information about your ongoing projects. Currently, the call for 2023 is open and waiting for your submission.

“Prix Ars Electronica: u19—create your world” is supported by Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research and by OeAD.


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