Prix Ars Electronica

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Would you like to submit to the Prix Ars Electronica?
We have the answers to the most frequently asked questions:

Before submission

The Open Call for the 2025 Prix Ars Electronica will start in January 2025. Entries for the u19 – create your world category can be submitted all year round.

There are several categories to choose from. If you don’t know exactly which category fits your project, read the examples on the respective category pages.

The two categories Artificial Intelligence & Life Art” and “Digital Musics & Sound Art” are awarded every second year.

2024 Prix Ars Electronica projects could be submitted for the following categories:

  • New Animation Art
  • Interactive Art +
  • u19 – create your world

You have two options to submit your work: you can reconsider the project and think if it fits one of the other categories announced. Otherwise, you can submit the work one year later.

There is no open call for entries for the Ars Electronica Festival. However, many projects are chosen from among those submitted to the Prix Ars Electronica. Our recommendation: Submit your entry to the Prix Ars Electronica Competition.

Yes, an artist may submit more than one work.

No, a work may be entered in only one category.

Yes, you can submit the same work as last year. You may change a category, and even in the same category, the criteria will change each year, since the jury is formed anew every year.

Please note, there is the regulation “The work entered must have been created, realized or significantly updated within the last two years“, for New Animation Art, Digital Musics & Sound Art, Artificial Intelligence & Life Art and Interactive Art + categories. 

Here you can find the Rights.

It is up to you to decide how you want the jury to recognize your work. Choose the category on which aspect you want the jury to evaluate your work:

Deadlines and costs

The submission phase for the 2025 Prix Ars Electronica starts in January 2025, during which time you were able to upload your project online to our submission database.

The u19-create your world category is open all year round. The submission round for 2025 closes in spring 2025. More info on ars.electronica.art/createyourworld/prix

No, participation in the Prix Ars Electronica is free of charge.

Documents and texts

Information on the required documents and submission details can be found on the pages of the respective categories.

Please keep in mind that the jurors will read the project description very carefully to gain an understanding of your work. In the first part of the project description, you can give an overview of your work in a short paragraph. In the following paragraphs, you can go into more detail about your project and explain your artistic concept. It is important to note that the project description is not part of the artwork, but is an explanation of your work.

Yes. You can submit your work in German. However, Ars Electronica recommends that you submit your work in English because the jury is international. In the u19-create your world category, the jury is German-speaking.

No. To submit an entry, you must first register online and enter all mandatory information.

If you would like to send additional material to your submission by regular mail, please note your name and the project title. Please send it by the end of the submission period (the postmark is valid) to: Ars Electroncia Linz GmbH &Co KG, Ars-Electronica-Strasse 1, 4040 Linz, Austria. Keyword: Prix “Category (e.g. Interactive Art +)”.

Submission database

Have you filled in the “Artist” field? On the “Edit” page you can enter your data for “Artist” or “Artist Group”. When all required fields are filled in, the “Submit” button will appear and your application is ready for submission. Recommended browsers are “Chrome” or “Firefox”.

The uploaded video will be converted automatically, and it may take a few hours to appear on the “Preview” page.

The recommended video formats are:

  • Video container: mp4 with H264 Codec
  • Audio: stereo with 16 Bit and 44.1 kHz
  • Basically, there is no limit to the amount of data, but staying within 2 GB is better for uploading.

When you have completed the registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive it, please contact us with your data (registered name and e-mail address) to prix@ars.electronica.art

Please check again if the e-mail address was entered correctly (e.g. is the first letter a capital letter?). If it still does not work, please contact us with your data (registered name and e-mail address) to prix@ars.electronica.art

Please write us with your request and the data (registered name and the e-mail address) to prix@ars.electronica.art

After submission

Please send your request to prix@ars.electronica.art with your data (registered name and the e-mail address)

No. Ars Electronica only notifies the artists in the event that their work is selected. We provide information about the selected award winners in the press release, on this website, through our newsletter and via social media.