The Media Art Competition is now accepting submissions. Entry deadline is March 4th

he 2017 Prix Ars Electronica has begun accepting entries. The deadline is March 3rd for submitting works to this year's four categories: Computer Animation / Film / VFX, Digital Musics & Sound Art, Hybrid Art, and u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD. Winners receive the coveted Golden Nica statuette, prize money of up to €10,000 in each category, and a high-profile showcase at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz. The Prix Ars Electronica's continuity, its global reach and reputation, and the caliber of its jurors have combined to make this one of the world's foremost arbiters of excellence in the media arts.

Competition in Four Categories
Computer Animation / Film / VFX
spotlights outstanding achievement in independent artistic and scientific works as well as in commercial high-end productions from the film, advertising and entertainment industries. In this category, artistic originality counts just as much as technical mastery.

Digital Musics & Sound Art honors contemporary digital sound productions from across the broad spectrum of electronica. These are works that combine sound and media, computer compositions ranging from electro-acoustic to experimental, and sound installations. Regardless of the media employed or the particular genre to which the work can be ascribed, the focus of attention is always on the work's musical qualities and tonal artistry.

Hybrid Art is dedicated to hybrid and transdisciplinary media art projects. The accent is on interconnecting disparate media and genres into new forms of artistic expression, and violating the boundaries separating art and science, manifestations of social and political commitment, as well as realms of pop culture. Hybrid Art is meant to transcend the limits of all the other Prix categories.

u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD invites kids and young people in Austria to have their say about the world of tomorrow. Entries can take the form of artistic animated films, sound creations, websites, apps, scientific projects and innovative ideas.

Remember last year Electronica's spectacular drone light show? See it here

Jan. 17, 2017 Living photo: Prix Ars

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