COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT: SHARE PRIZE 2008

INTRODUCTION
Piemonte Share announces the fourth edition of the Festival by calling a competition
Piemonte Share Award . See registration form.

REGISTRATION
SHARE AWARD : DIGITAL ART PRIZE 2008

COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Art. 1 Subject

The Piemonte Share Festival announces the second edition of the Share Prize 2008 for digital art.
The competition jury will award a prize of EURO 2,500.00 to the work (published or unpublished) which best represents experimentation between arts and new technologies. The candidates for the prize (a short list of a maximum of 6 competitors) will be guests at the 4th edition of the Share Festival, taking place in Turin March 2008 at the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, Turin. In order to be declared winner of the prize, every artist has to take part in the 4th edition of Share Festival, by preparing his or her work of art, to be properly evaluated by jury and public.
The organization is available at offering all the costs regarding the preparation of the 6 selected works as well as travel and accommodation expenses for the artists, and, possibly, the prize itself”.
Nomination of 6 candidates for the prize: by November, 2007. The announcement will be published on the following website: www.toshare.it
The winner will be announced on March 2008 during the award ceremony at Share Festival.

Art. 2 Aim

The prize aims to discover, promote and sustain digital arts.

Art.3 Entry Conditions

The contest is open to all Italian and foreign artists. The contest is dedicated to artists that use digital technology as a language of creative expression, in all shapes and formats and in combination with analogical technologies and/or any other material (i.e. computer animation / visual effects, digital music, interactive art, net art, software art, live cinema/vj, audiovisual performance, etc.). Each artist or groups can enter up to 3 works. Artists who are part of a group entering the contest may also enter up to 3 individual works. Participating entries must be registered on the site www.toshare.it using the registration form. Registration and description of the competition entry should be either in English or Italian; English is preferred.

Art. 4 Conditions of exclusion

The competition is not open to:

  • Jury members, organising body, their partners or relatives up to the sixth degree inclusive
  • dependents or collaborators of Jury members and the announcement committee
  • anyone involved in the layout of the competition or associated documents
  • any dependents of Public Institutions or Administrations unless specifically given permission by the administration of affiliation
  • unfinished projects or work

Art. 5 Deadlines

  1. Entries must be registered on the site www.toshare.it by using the registration form only.
  2. Registration must take place by 12.00 pm on 30 September 2007. Entries after that date, for whatever reason, will be excluded from the competition.

Art. 6 Documentation necessary to take part in the contest
Candidates must compile the on line registration form available at www.toshare.it
Applications must contain the following information:

  • Title of the work
  • C.V. of artist or artists (in case of new groups of artists, each member’s C.V. is necessary)
  • Concise description of the work (max. 150 words).
  • URL dedicated to work where further details of the work can be found (see Art. 6bis)
  • No material must be sent (paper, DVD, CD, etc) in addition to the specific requests of the public notice.

Art. 6 bis

Further details present on URL
Every participant must present further information on a dedicated web site that follows on from that given on the application form. It must contain:

  • Description of the work (max 500 words) explaining the central concept and technologies used
  • Images (.jpg) and/or video (.avi) and/or audio (.mp3) of the work
  • C.V. of artist or artists (in case of new groups of artists, each member’s C.V. is necessary)

NB: competitors are responsible for the design and any costs incurred in producing the site dedicated to taking part in the contest.
Associazione The Sharing, Via Rossini, 3 – Torino
Tel. 0039 011 5883693 | fax 011 8391304 info@toshare.it

Art. 7 Selection jury

Meeting in non-public sessions, the jury will select 6 works within November, 2007 from the works and projects presented in the contest. The candidates for the prize (a short list of a maximum of 6 competitors) will be guests at the 4th edition of the Share Festival, taking place in Turin March 2007 at the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, Turin.
The announcement will be published on the following website: www.toshare.it
The winner will be announced on March 2008 during the award ceremony at Share Festival.
The jury is:
Bruce Sterling (writer and journalist, Austin) – chairman
Piero Gilardi (artist, Turin)
Anne Nigten (managing director, v2 e DEAF, Rotterdam)
Oscar Abril Ascaso (curator Sonar, Barcelona)
Stefano Mirti (architect, Interaction design Lab, Milano)

Art. 8 Information

The Contest Information offices are at Association The Sharing premises.
General coordination: Manuela De Caro
tel. +39.011. 588.36.93 faxes: 0039.011.83.91304
manuela.decaro@toshare.it

Art. 9 Property and rights concerning projects and selected works

With the registration to the contest, the authors of the winning works grant the right to the Association The Sharing to publish and reproduce the works, totally or partly, as part of cultural promotion.

Art.10 Publishing this notice

This notice is made up of three pages and will be published via the Internet at the following address: www.toshare.it. News will also be available via all interested parties.