Golden Nicas for artists from Canada, the USA, and Austria!
The Prix Ars Electronica 2019 received a total of 3,256 submissions from 82 countries. The “Artificial Intelligence & Life Art” category was advertised for the first time and immediately received 840 submissions. The “Computer Animation” category received 835 submissions, while the “Digital Musics & Sound Art” category received 873 submissions. This year, the Austria-wide category u19—CREATE YOUR WORLD focused on “Young Creatives” between 0 and 14 as well as “Young Professionals” between 14 and 19 and recorded 708 submissions. The Golden Nicas of 2019 went to Kalina Bertin, Sandra Rodriguez, Nicolas S. Roy and Fred Casia from Canada, Paul Vanouse from the USA, producer and composer Peter Kutin, and Alex Lazarov from Vienna.
This year, the Golden Nicas will be formally presented on Thursday, September 5, 2019, as part of the grand opening event of the Ars Electronica Festival. (Linz, May 22, 2019)