Prix Ars Electronica

Photo: Ars Electronica / Martin Hieslmair

New Animation 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 animation!

Projects in this category can be submitted for the 2024 Prix Ars Electronica from January 12, 2024, until March 11, 2024.

This category focuses on works that explore and experiment with visual expression at the intersection of animation, art and technology.  

Right now we are undergoing a paradigmatic shift of how we understand and create images.  It is not only AI and machine learning pushing the boundaries of our visual cultures, but also new methods and instrument of scientific visualization like the James Webb Space Telescope or advances and trends in real-time graphics (VR, MR, Metaverse, games, etc.). 

Another important role is played by the new forms of communication. Whether it is social media like TikTok, or investigative journalism like Forensic Architecture, to name just a few examples. 

In particular it is the contributions of artists from all over world that needs to be acknowledged; From new ways of artistic expression and creative prototyping to socio-political awareness and the impact on our lives. 

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

What should you enter?

Any work out of the expanded field of animation art and the myriad connections to other disciplines, like…

artistic computer animation

AI-generated images

generative art

scientific visualizations

data journalism and animated documentary

data visualizations

audio-visual experiments

music visualization

advanced real-time CG


3D Scanning

hybrids between animation and game

expanded animation

site specific installations

projection mapping

media facades

theater projects

performance projects

projects using NFT, Metaverse, Social Media

reactive and interactive visuals etc.

Who can submit an entry?


The following materials are needed for the submission. Submissions must be made by the artist(s) predominantly responsible for the work. Please note, that the Jury’s decision will be primarily based on the video documentation. 


All entries will be judged by a Jury of experts in the order of their arrival. In addition to the works entered by participants, each jury may also nominate other works.