Prix Ars Electronica

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Digital Musics & Sound Art

Win the Prix Ars Electronica’s Golden Nica, up to 10,000 euros and a prominent appearance at the Ars Electronica Festival with your Digital Musics & Sound Art project!

Projects in this category can be submitted for the Prix Ars Electronica starting in January 13, 2023.

Contemporary digital music & 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.

Isao Tomita Special Prize: In addition, we’re awarding a special prize this time in collaboration with Isao Tomita Research to commemorate the Japanese music legend. The winner will receive prize money of 5,000 euros each and will be supported in the realization of a physical or virtual performance at the Ars Electronica Festival.

What can you win?

1Golden NicaStatuette, 10.000 Euro prize money, Award certificate, prominent appearance at the Ars Electronica Festival
2Awards of DistinctionsAward certificate, prominent appearance at the Ars Electronica Festival
up to 12Honorary MentionsAward certificate
1Isao Tomita Special Prize5.000 Euro prize money, Award certificate

What should you enter?

The crucial criterion is the artistic and innovative use of digital tools to manifest a convincing realization.

Sound and New Media…

audio visual performance

sonic sculpture

intermedia / video / film soundtracks

sound installations

soundspace projects

radio works


generative musics

Electronica – as in…











Drum’n Bass


digital DJ-culture


Music videos




What is allowed?

algorithmic computer compositions

acousmatic computer compositions

experimental computer compositions

analog methologies

electro-acoustic methologies

the use of voices

the use of acoustic instruments

the use of amplified instruments

Who can submit an entry?


The following materials are needed for the submission.

Submission Deadline: March 3, 2023


All the entries will be judged by a Jury of experts in the order of their arrival and according to the following criteria:

In addition to the works entered by participants, each Jury may also nominate other works.


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