The International Pixelstorm-Award is a digital competition, in which all submissions are visible immediately on the web.
When the award is announced, the platform www.pixelstorm-award.ch is usually open for submissions during three weeks. Within this timespan, participants are invited to upload their works. After a short check, the submissions are published online.
A large number of designers and artists from all areas of the world compete with each other and submit entries every year. The intermediate result of the competition is always visible and encourages more people to participate. Even while the platform is open, the pixel-community will start evaluating the submissions, and electing their own audience award.
The main price however - the golden pixel - is assigned by an international jury and given to the winners during the pricegiving ceremony. The ceremony is broadcasted on the Web through several Webcams and an online chat.
The pixelstorm-award is an invention of Andres Wanner. The association "Friends of the pixelstorm" - a group of alumni of the Basel School of Design - is organizing it about once every year. The pixelstorm-award is a noncommercial event that tries to depend on a minimum amount of finance and strongly relies on the enthusiasm of the participants.
The pixelstorm-award will be announced for the fourth time very soon. The deadline for participation will last from Jan 8th 2007 until Jan 30th 2007. The pricegiving ceremony will take place on Feb 24th in two locations in Basel and Zurich, and - of course - on the web.
The highlights of the last years, and the recordings of the awards-ceremonies can be seen here: