Prix Ars Electronica 2024

Photo showing Natalia Rivera, Jung Hsu and Adetola Eyimofe Jerry-Adesewo, Credit: tom mesic

2024 Open Call

The Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s most time-honored media arts competition. Winners are eligible for the coveted Golden Nica awards and monetary prizes of up to 10,000 euros in each category. They will also be featured at the Ars Electronica Festival from September 4 to 8, 2024, in Linz, Austria!

The submission for the Prix Ars Electronica 2024 is already over. On June 17, we will announce the winners who will be attending the Ars Electronica Festival from September 4 to 8, 2024, in Linz, Austria.

Submission start: January 12, 2024
EXTENDED Submission deadline: March 11, 2024 23:59 (CET)

Participation in the Prix Ars Electronica is free of charge and takes place exclusively online. A submission is only valid for participation in the competition if it has been submitted online and also finally completed online. As soon as all documents have been submitted in full, a confirmation of participation will be sent by e-mail.

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The 2024 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: 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

2024: One submission, six prizes

When submitting to the Prix Ars Electronica, you also have the choice of submitting to additional Open Calls that run in parallel – free of charge!

  • AI in Art Award: If you submit your AI project in the New Animation Art or Interactive Art + category, your project will also be considered for the new AI in Art Award. The winner of this additional prize will receive €10,000 prize money and a Golden Nica!
  • Ars Electronica Award for Digital Humanity: Each submission to the Prix Ars Electronica will also be considered for the Ars Electronica Award for Digital Humanity, provided it meets the criteria. Prize money: €10,000.
  • S+T+ARTS Prize: Before you complete the submission, you can additionally submit your project to the European Comission’s S+T+ARTS Prize 2024. The two S+T+ARTS prizewinners each receive €20,000.
  • European Union Prize for Citizen Science: The prize is endowed with 60,000 euros and supports outstanding projects whose social and political impact advances the further development of a pluralistic, inclusive and sustainable society in Europe.
  • S+T+ARTS Prize Africa 2024 to honor outstanding African artists and institutions whose innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology, and the arts demonstrate the potential to make a substantial impact on economic and social innovation within the continent.

Each main winner of these prizes will be prominently featured at the upcoming 2024 Ars Electronica Festival.

The Jury

Every year since 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica has honored the world’s best media art works. Once a year a jury of international experts meets in Linz to select the winners of the renowned media art prize.

General notes

A work may be entered in only one category. An artist may submit more than one work. Entrants are requested not to submit irreplaceable originals since submitted materials cannot be returned. In addition to the general entry details and rules, special entry rules apply to each individual category (have a look at the category descriptions). If your entry is awarded a prize or receives a Honorary Mention, your material will be used for the catalog, DVD (CD) and the Prix Ars Electronica website (see Rights), so we ask you to prepare your picture and text material carefully. Employees of the organizers, sponsors and patrons of the Prix Ars Electronica, staff members of organizations that have established and endowed an individual category, as well as the competition’s jurors are ineligible to participate. If you send in additional material pertaining to your submission via regular mail, please send it by the submission deadline (date of postmark is determinative) to: Ars Electroncia Linz GmbH & Co KG, Ars-Electronica-Straße 1, 4040 Linz, Austria, Code: “Category (e.g. Computer Animation)”. Submitting an entry to the Prix Ars Electronica is free of charge.


Submission startsJanuary 12, 2024
EXTENDED Submission DeadlineMarch 11, 2024
Submission deadline for the u19 create your world categoryApril 2, 2024
Prix Jury WeekendApril 25 – 28, 2024
Notification: Winners of Golden Nicas, Awards of Distinction and Honorary Mentions will be notified. Ars Electronica only notificates in case the project is selected for the prize.before end of May 2024
Press release and press conference about the 2024 winnersJune 17, 2024
Awards Ceremony at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. Winners of Golden Nicas and Awards of Distinction must make a commitment to accepting their awards and to presenting their works at the Prix Ars Electronica Forum, an artist symposium. Groups and institutions are requested to nominate a representative to fulfill this commitment.September 4 – 8, 2024


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