NTU Global Digital Art Prize 2019
The NTU Global Digital Art Prize (NTU GDAP) is organised by the NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH) and the School of Art, Design and Media. Taking the form of a biennial competition, it recognises global artists and technologists with extraordinary creativity in digitally mediated art, design and cultural heritage. The Prize is intended to nurture and catalyze the vast potential of creativity in digital art, culture and technology for the betterment of the human condition in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The Prize is aligned with the University’s commitment to excellence in education, research, innovation, and public service, as well as its guiding interest in harnessing the power of science and technology for humanity.
FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
The theme of the inaugural NTU GDAP is Fourth Industrial Revolution. The key components driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution include big data, the Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence, real-time and deep data generation and analytics, 3D printing, machine learning, personalised health care and medicine, and cyber security. Their effectiveness in shaping the human condition in the 21st century will inevitably call for close integration of technological innovations with areas such as social sciences, ethics, policy, and digital arts and humanities.
We are looking for imaginative works where artistry and scientific interests collide. Science has long inspired art and artists of the past have shown how they harnessed the scientific zeitgeist of their times to advance their art. Fast forward to the 21st century and we see how science and technology have integrated seamlessly into our everyday lives. The ways in which art can engage with science are broadening and we are looking for works that embrace human imagination and creativity, as well as critical thinking and scientific rigor in the development of new technological solutions.
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
The competition is free to enter and open to international artists and local students. The prestigious NTU GDAP comprises a total of SGD$50,000 (USD 35,000) in prize money. We welcome submissions of new works to two categories: International Professionals and Local Students. Artists working in any genre of digital art are eligible, with more than 50% of the media engaged involving digital technology. The best submissions, selected by a panel of distinguished judges drawn from all over the world, will also have their debut showcase in October 2019.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO CAN ENTER?
The NTU GDAP is open to any living artist from any country. The Local Students division welcomes submissions by
students studying full-time or part-time in Singapore only. Participants aged 17 and below are required to submit a
consent form signed by their parent/guardian found here.
MAY I SUBMIT EXISTING WORKS?
Works submitted must be new or have never been previously exhibited.
WHEN IS THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES?
Submission of works will only be open from 15 December 2018 to 15 February 2019. All entries must be received by
2359 hrs GMT+8 on 15 February 2019.
WHAT IS THE ENTRY FEE FOR SUBMITTING MY WORK?
Entry to the competition is free.
HOW MANY SUBMISSIONS CAN I ENTER?
Each participant is only allowed one submission.
WHAT KIND OF ART IS ELIGIBLE?
All art is eligible as long as it engages digital media or processes in more than 50% of the
work. If you have any questions regarding whether your work suits the NTU GDAP, please contact
CAN I SUBMIT AS A GROUP/COLLECTIVE?
You may submit group work as an individual entry by a representative member. You may register other group members
and organizations in the entry when registering work details.
HOW DO I MAKE A SUBMISSION?
HOW DO I PREPARE MY WORKS FOR UPLOADING?
For still images:
Please save your images as .jpg, in sRGB colour space and ensure that each image is no larger than 2MB per file,
at 72dpi. Please place all images in a zip folder for upload. The zip folder containing all images should not be
larger than 20MB.
When submitting a series of combined pieces, please include an image of the layout as well as the wall space
For time-based media works:
Entries must be submitted as a video – a URL link to the video, along with 5 still images from the video, should
be uploaded. These pieces may include animation, short films, slideshows, music videos, etc., and may include
dialogue and/or music. The footage should be no longer than 3 minutes. For works exceeding 3 minutes, an edited
version no longer than 3 minutes must be submitted for consideration.
Works submitted should be uploaded onto Vimeo or any other video-sharing platform and set to private with a link
to the uploaded video attached to the submission. If there is a password to access the uploaded video file, please
include it in the submission form.
For other media forms:
Please provide us with documentations of the work, in form of screenshots (for online or social media-informed
works), videos and photos (AI, robotics, interactive and installation works) and detailed description or
explanation of your work to aid the jury in visualising your work. Video footage should be no longer than 3
DO I NEED AN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSION?
Yes, we will require your personal email address solely for communication purposes.
HOW CAN I UPLOAD MY SUBMISSION?
CAN I SUBMIT WORKS THAT HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN AWARDED PRIZES OR RECOGNISED IN OTHER AWARDS?
No, only works that have not yet won any awards or been publicly exhibited before will be eligible.
HOW DO I KNOW WHETHER I HAVE WON?
Only shortlisted finalists and winners will be contacted by email. Winners will also be announced on the NTU GDAP
USE OF WORK
HOW WILL MY WORK BE USED?
You will be contacted each time we identify an image or video for usage – and briefed on what the usage will be.
Your works are NEVER used for any purpose other than the promotion of the NTU GDAP.
WHERE WILL MY WORK BE USED/SHOWN?
Use may include (but not limited to) publication in any NTUGDAP media sponsor publication. All entrants understand
that any works submitted to the competition may be used by NTU GDAP for marketing and promotional purposes
including in any media such as exhibitions, print and digital media directly related to the NTU GDAP competition.
By winning or placing in the competition you are agreeing to be included in the winners’ exhibition and catalogue.
HOW WILL MY WORK BE CREDITED?
Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist. Any photograph or video used by NTU GDAP shall carry the
artist’s credit line.
WILL I BE COMPENSATED FOR THE USE OF MY WORK?
There is no monetary remuneration for the use of your image(s) or video(s). Such free use shall only be in
connection with the NTU GDAP and its promotion.
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