Prix Ars Electronica 2024

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2024 Categories

From January 12, 2024 till March 1, 2024, media artworks can be submitted in these categories:

New Animation Art

Computer animation has been part of the Prix Ars Electronica since its inception in 1987, and it continues to evolve in an extremely dynamic way. This category focuses on works that explore and experiment with visual expression at the intersection of animation, art and technology.

Photo: Delivery Dancer’s Sphere / Ayoung Kim

Interactive Art +

The “Interactive Art +” category is dedicated to interactive works in all forms and formats, from installations to performances. At the top of the agenda is artistic quality in the development and design of the interaction as well as a harmonious dialog between the content level and the interaction level—that is, the inherent principles of interaction and the interfaces that implement them.

Photo: Bi0film.net: Resist like bacteria / Jung Hsu, Natalia Rivera

u19 – create your world

u19 — create your world is the Prix Ars Electronica’s category for young people. It gives kids and youngsters up to age 19 (with residence in Austria) the opportunity to have a say about the world of tomorrow and to produce and present their concepts of and ideas for it.

Verblassende Stimmen / Sonja Höglinger, photo: tom mesic


2025 Categories

Beginning of 2025, media artworks can be submitted in these categories for the 2025 Prix Ars Electronica:

New Animation Art

Computer animation has been part of the Prix Ars Electronica since its inception in 1987, and it continues to evolve in an extremely dynamic way. This category focuses on works that explore and experiment with visual expression at the intersection of animation, art and technology.

Photo: Delivery Dancer’s Sphere / Ayoung Kim

Artificial Intelligence & Life Art

The category “Artificial Intelligence & Life Art” is dedicated to artistic practice and thinking related with all areas of Artificial Intelligence and Life Sciences. Eg artwork engaging with Biotech, Genetic Engineering, Synthetic Biology etc as well as Machine Learning, Deep Learning and any other form of Artificial Intelligence Research.

Photo: Cloud Studies / Forensic Architecture

Digital Musics & Sound Art

Contemporary digital sound productions from the broad spectrum of “electronica” come in for consideration in the “Digital Musics & Sound Art” category, as do works combining sound and media, computer compositions ranging from electro-acoustic to experimental music, as well as sound installations.

Photo: A Tale of Two Seeds: Sound and Silence in Latin America’s Andean Plains / Atractor + Semántica Productions

u19 – create your world

u19 — create your world is the Prix Ars Electronica’s category for young people. It gives kids and youngsters up to age 19 (with residence in Austria) the opportunity to have a say about the world of tomorrow and to produce and present their concepts of and ideas for it.

Verblassende Stimmen / Sonja Höglinger, photo: tom mesic


Honors

With an honorary Nica, we thank the Visionary Pioneers of Media Art.

Visionary Pioneers of Media Art

Visionary Pioneers of Media Art is designed to honor individuals responsible for momentous, groundbreaking achievements—women and men whose artistic creativity and experimentation have not only laid the groundwork for media art as we know it today but also made key contributions to our current social reality with all of its specific forms of communication and cultural techniques.

Photo: Laurie Anderson, Credit: tom mesic


Since 1987

Since its inception, since 1987, the world has been constantly changing with the Digital Revolution and around the Prix Ars Electronica. New categories have emerged, existing ones have changed their focus, other areas have been reoriented. In the Prix Ars Electronica Archive, you’ll find all the prizewinners and categories since 1987.