contest

This edition of The New Technology Art Award contest is all about 'Intelligence is Automatic'. Each edition hundreds of creators and artists join to win the ultimate NTA Award. Will you?
"It was an amazing experience. To see my art during the exhibition, to see people interact and eventually to win the award, crazy!"
- Egor Kraft, winner last edition

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These are the guidelines on how to join the New Technology Art Awards 2025

'Intelligence is Automatic'

Don't forget, this year's theme is 'Intelligence is Automatic.' Do you play the intersection between art, automation, and AI? Take your shot.

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The Awards

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There will be a jury prize and a public prize. In both cases a cash award of 7,500 EUR will be allocated to an artwork and its creator. Moreover, in case of a close call, the jury will award an honorable mention to an artist. During the exhibition visitors will be able to cast their votes too. Most votes wins. 

The Liedts-Meesen Foundation and the jury reserve the right to not award the prize and to transfer it to the next exhibition. The winners will be announced at the final day of the exhibition.

Rules of the game

The competition is open to all ages and nationalities. Artists can submit a single artwork less than two years old but previously exhibited. The goal of the competition is to present works aligned with the mission of NTAa. The international jury reserves the right to exclude creations that prove impractical within the practical limits of the Liedts-Meesen Foundation. The proposed works will be exhibited, and Zebrastraat provides basic equipment to selected artists; specific equipment must be provided or rented by the artists for the exhibition's duration. English is the official language. No artist fee is required, and the organization covers transport, accommodation, and installation expenses. Selected projects will be announced in July 2024 on the website and featured in the New Technological Art 2025 exhibition.

Philosophy, characteristics, content, and objectives of new technological art

philosophy

Despite the growing interest in contemporary art forms, limitations still remain. Contemporary art is gaining importance, but is only a facet of overall contemporary artistic production. Art inspired and in touch with today's technological evolution is not part of the mainstream interest. From the very beginning, the Liedts-Meesen Foundation has clearly chosen to focus on these little-known forms of artistic expression. This deliberate choice is consistent with the foundation's cross-border objectives.

This award is thus reserved for new technological art. What the word cannot interpret, what the letter cannot express is supplemented by artistic talent, but sustained expression was done through canvas and paint to create a two-dimensional image or by cutting and grinding stone or wood to arrive at three-dimensional objects.In the past, artists had few tools to express their emotions, commitment and values. New forms have emerged: architecture, music, choreography, photography, cinematography, broadcasting, multimedia, .... that have widened the boundaries of artistic expression and removed many limitations of the past.

Today, new sciences such as electronics, telecommunications, biology and genetics are being used and new materials such as steel, glass, art and fluids are being used.

We situate the new technological art in these fields. This presupposes the use of new technologies, processes or materials but only within the framework of an artistic creation that does not neglect aesthetics and artistic expression.

WHat's Technological art?

Despite the growing interest in contemporary art forms, limitations still remain. Contemporary art is gaining importance, but is only a facet of overall contemporary artistic production. Art inspired and in touch with today's technological evolution is not part of the mainstream interest.

From the very beginning, the Liedts-Meesen Foundation has clearly chosen to focus on these little-known forms of artistic expression. This deliberate choice is consistent with the foundation's cross-border objectives.

This award is thus reserved for new technological art. What the word cannot interpret, what the letter cannot express is supplemented by artistic talent, but sustained expression was done through canvas and paint to create a two-dimensional image or by cutting and grinding stone or wood to arrive at three-dimensional objects.

In the past, artists had few tools to express their emotions, commitment and values. New forms have emerged : architecture, music, choreography, photography, cinematography, broadcasting, multimedia, .... that have widened the boundaries of artistic expression and removed many limitations of the past. Today, new sciences such as electronics, telecommunications, biology and genetics are being used and new materials such as steel, glass, art and fluids are being used.

We situate the new technological art in these fields. This presupposes the use of new technologies, processes or materials but only within the framework of an artistic creation that does not neglect aesthetics and artistic expression.

Organisation

Timing

After the announcement, artists will have the opportunity to submit a description of a project from January 5th until May 15th 2024. During July 2024, the selected projects will be announced via the website. These projects will then be realized and integrated into the New Technological Art 2025 exhibition. May the 8th 2025 the jury will decide on the awards.

Location

Jury-nominated projects will be exhibited at various locations on the Zebra Street site. The competition organizers reserve the right to choose the locations.

BuilD-up

At least a week is planned for the construction of the exhibition. Individual arrangements will be made with each artist on how this will be done and what help the Liedts-Meesen Foundation can offer. On the basis of the submitted dossier and in consultation with the artist, the construction will be finalized.

Selection and assessment

Terms of participation

All living artists, regardless of their origin, can submit their candidature for a work that is less than two years old at the time of registration but may have been exhibited. Each artist can submit only one piece. The competition has an international character and English will be used as the working language. Entries can only be made online via the entry form on this website. The entry cannot be forwarded if not all mandatory fields are filled in.

Expenses related to transport, accommodation and technical realisation will be reimbursed by the Liedts-Meesen Foundation. No fee or per diem will be provided.

ThemE

The theme for the 2025 edition is 'Intelligence is Automatic'. Works submitted should be fitting within this broad theme.

Selection

For the NTAa'25 exhibition, an international jury will choose minimum 20 works that will be effectively exhibited. The same jury will decide the location at Zebrastraat for the different works. The main criterion for this is the degree of conformity with the objective and content of the competition.

Works that cannot be presented for security reasons or dimensions (number of m² or m³ needed) will be refused. Limitations at this level can only be assessed by the jury or the relevant site managers.

JURY

At the end of the exhibition the public and the jury will award one work. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, every visitor with an entrance ticket will be able to cast a vote in favor of one work. The highest number of votes will determine the audience award.

Application submission

Applications can only be submitted by filling out the application form on this website. Applications must be submitted by 15 May 2024. All later applications will be rejected. The application form should be completed entirely in English.

Administration

Price

A cash prize is envisaged by the Liedts-Meesen Foundation. This indivisible prize of €7,500 will be linked to one work and its creator. In addition to this prize, the jury has the right to honor an artist with an honorable mention. In addition to the jury prize, there is also a public prize of €7,500 attached to the competition.

Publication

Each participant grants the Liedts-Meesen Foundation the reproduction rights of his/her/them work selected for the competition.

DISPUTES

All disputes related to this organization, for which these competition rules are not conclusive, will be decided by the jury and/or the Liedts-Meesen Foundation.

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