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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
Piemonte Share Festival announces the second edition of the Share Prize
2008 for digital art.
The competition jury will award a prize of E2,500.00 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(published or unpublished) which best represents experimentation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 in 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 any Italian and foreign artist using digital
technology as a language of creative expression, in all its 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 group can enter up to 3
works. Artists who are part of a group participating in 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 forms 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
- employees or collaborators of Jury members or announcement committee
- anyone who drew up the competition or any associated document
- any person working as a civil servant in Public Institutions or
Administrations unless it is specifically permitted by the
administration of affiliation
- unfinished projects or work

Art. 5
Deadlines
a. Entries must be registered on the site www.toshare.it by using the
registration form only.

b. 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
Required documents
Candidates must fill in 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 documents concerning the work itself, 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. 6bis
Further details on URL document
Every participant must provide further details from those given in the
information on a specific web site. It must contain:
- Description of the work (max 500 words) explaining the main 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 costs incurred in
producing the Web Site regarding the work for the contest.

Art. 7
Selection jury
The jury, meeting in non-public sessions, will select 6 works among
those presented for the contest within November, 2007. The candidates
for the prize (a short list of a maximum of 6 competitors) will be
asked to take part in 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 composed by:

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 located 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 Sharing Association the right 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
Internet at the following address: www.toshare.it. News will also be
available via all interested parties.

 two thousands five hundreds gross taxes and national insurance
contributions

Manuela De Caro
SHARE FESTIVAL
experiences in digital cultures

manuela.decaro@toshare.it
www.toshare.it
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