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. In addition, there are two further prizes, the Ars Electronica Award for Digital Humanity, worth 10,000 euros and initiated by the Austrian Foreign Ministry, and the Education Award Klasse! Lernen. in cooperation with OeAD and BMBWF.

The next Open Call will start in January 2023.

Best of Prix Ars Electronica 2021


CyberArts 2022

Documentation of the Prix Ars Electronica 2022. Lavishly illustrated and containing texts by the prize-winning artists and statements by the juries that singled them out for recognition, this catalog showcases the works honored by the Prix Ars Electronica 2022.

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January 13, 2022 Submission phase for 2022 Prix Ars Electronica begins
March 14, 2022 Extended Submission deadline
April 28 – May 1, 2022 Jury Meeting
June 20, 2022 Announcement of the winners
September 7-11, 2022 Ars Electronica Festival

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A black blanket
The black blanket: Art and Depression

With the project "The Black Blanket", Linz based artist Mary Mayrhofer artistically processes her depression and received the Golden Nica in the category "u19 - create your world" for it.