Entry deadline: March 4
Prix Ars Electronica 2016 Is Underway
(Linz, January 14, 2016) The 2016 Prix Ars Electronica is now accepting submissions for prize consideration. The entry deadline is March 4th at midnight. This year’s categories are Computer Animation / Film / VFX, Digital Communities, Interactive Art + and u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD. Once again this year, winners will receive the coveted Golden Nica statuette and prize money of up to €10,000 in each category, and will be prominently featured at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. Its long-term continuity and international reach, the several thousand entries it attracts each year and, not least of all, the acknowledged expertise of the men and women who serve as jurors have made the Prix Ars Electronica one of the world’s most important competitions in the media arts. Entries can now be submitted to https://ars.electronica.art/prix/en/
A Mix of Annual and Biennial Categories
Four competitions are being held in 2016—two annual mainstays: Computer Animation / Film / VFX and u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD; and two from among the two pairs of categories staged alternately on a biennial basis: Digital Musics & Sound Art and Digital Communities as well as Hybrid Art and Interactive Art +.:
The Computer Animation / Film / VFX category honors outstanding achievement in independent artistic and scientific works as well as in commercial high-end productions from the film, advertising and entertainment industries.
Digital Communities is dedicated to the wide-ranging social impact of the internet as well as new developments in the areas of social software, user-generated content, mobile communications and location-based services.
u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD invites kids and young people in Austria to have their say about the world of tomorrow—entries can take the form of artistic animated films, sound creations, websites, apps, scientific projects and innovative ideas.
A “+” has been added to the Interactive Art category’s name this year. For one thing, this PLUS is intended to signal the inclusion of a multiplicity of new and unusual forms of interaction that haven’t been taken into account up to now in the generally accepted definition of Interactive Art—and thus in this Prix category as well. Furthermore, this is meant as a means of putting this definition up for discussion and reevaluation.
About Prix Ars Electronica
The Prix Ars Electronica is staged jointly by Ars Electronica Linz GmbH and the ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Company’s Upper Austria Regional Studio 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. 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).
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