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FAQs / Questions and Answers

What can you submit?

Anything, actually! We’re looking forward to receiving your creative ideas! Maybe something extraordinary you’ve crafted, built or drawn. Or you can send in a sketch, sculpture or model of your idea. Artistic animated films, graphics and sound creations, websites and apps, scientific projects, innovative concepts and designs for the future—anything goes!

Who can enter?

Anyone who’s under 19 years of age on the official entry deadline and lives in Austria is entitled to take part. Entrants can be individuals or groups. Works created in conjunction with school projects can be entered.

Who evaluates the entries?

A jury made up of five experts in a wide array of fields convenes for three days to evaluate all the entries. They pay particular attention to the degree of self-reliance and creativity.

What can you win?

Year after year, it comes down to a tough decision. The jury has to select a single recipient of the grand prize: a Golden Nica statuette and €3,000! But there are also Awards of Distinction, Honorary Mentions, and Merchandise Prizes with a total value of €2,000 for especially outstanding and creative projects and ideas. u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD – part of the Prix Ars Electronica – is a competition for youngsters who are creative and curious, and whose idea of having fun is developing something new. Give free rein to your imagination! The future is taking shape now, and you can have a say in how it turns out! Go forth boldly in the direction of your dreams!

What’s the Prix Workshop?

The “Prix Workshop” at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria, can also be used to design, develop, or complete a project. There are several computers, various media, helpful tools and much more available. For this purpose, visit the Main Gallery of the Ars Electronica Center – for more information, go to

NETIDEE Special Prize 2018

In 2018 one project will receive the netidee special prize and 1.000 €. Your project should primarily deal with the regional development of the Internet: What can or should the Internet change in the future?

WHERE can you submit?

Currently you can submit your project till the extended deadline: March, 19 2018.
But you can always contact us and send us a few details about your project in advance.


u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD Prix is supported by KulturKontakt Austria.