Prix Ars Electronica & STARTS Prize open calls

Prix Ars Electronica – the world’s most time-honoured media arts competition – is now accepting submissions. Winners of the Prix are awarded the coveted Golden Nica statuette, prize money ranging up to € 10,000 per category and an opportunity to showcase their talents at the famed Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.

The STARTS Prize is part of the STARTS Initiative of the European Commission and awards the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts in two categories: Artistic Exploration and Innovative Collaboration. The two STARTS Prize winners each receive €20,000 and are prominently featured at the Ars Electronica Festival, BOZAR and Waag.

Projects submitted to the Prix Ars Electronica category can also be considered for the STARTS Prize!

Submission for both competitions is free of charge and ends on March 2nd, 2020


Ars Electronica has been analysing and commenting on the Digital Revolution since 1979. The focus is always on current developments and possible future scenarios and the question of how these will change our lives. Ars Electronica is a worldwide unique platform for art, technology and society.