VIDA, the International Art and Artificial Life Awards, launched in 1999 by Fundación Telefónica, was founded to promote creation in this unique field through a recognition of the pioneering work of the artists. Over these fourteen years, VIDA has become one of the most prestigious awards in the art world, and the only one in the world dedicated to the study of life. With each new event, the awards have seen great progress made in the work to promote and stimulate an environment in which art, science and technology converge.
This category awards projects which must have been developed and produced after 2011. Winners of previous editions are welcome to participate again, and projects that received “Incentives for Production” in past years and have since been completed are also eligible to participate. There will be three winning projects selected by the jury: First Prize: 18,000 euros, Second Prize: 14.000 euros, Third Prize: 8,000 euros.
In addition to the winners of the three main prizes, will be choosen seven participants to receive honourable mentions and compete for the special People’s Choice Award. Of these mentions, only the People’s Choice Award is endowed with a cash prize, the amount of which will be 2,500 euros.
The People’s Choice Award will go to the project that receives the most votes from the public in the seven days immediately following the announcement of the official award winners. Votes will be cast electronically on the VIDA website and social networks.
The deadline for submitting projects is 31th July 2013 at midnight (Spanish mainland time zone). The jury’s decision will be announced in October 2013.