All those working in interactive digital art are invited to submit for this international prize, awarded annually by the Eurographics Association.
The first prize has a cash value of €750 and there is €250 for the runner-up.
The closing date for submission is 25th May 2007.
The criteria for the Award centre on the creative use of the digital medium for interactive art, in any form. The work submitted must have been created within the last two years.
Details of the winning entries from the 2006 competition have been published on the Eurographics Web site, http://www.eg.org/about/awards.
BackgroundEurographics presented the John Lansdown Prize for the first time at the Eurographics 2000 conference. The award was renamed the Prize for Interactive Digital Art in 2006, to better describe the kind of entry that the judges are looking for.
The prize is dedicated to the memory of Professor John Lansdown, who died in February 1999. In his varied career, John Lansdown was involved in many creative activities, from his first discipline of architecture, through computer graphics to computer-mediated artwork of many forms, culminating in multimedia production. Creativity is an overworked word, but it can be justly applied to John Lansdown's approach to everything he explored, so the criteria for the award centre on the creative use of computers to generate interactive art.
The results of the competition will be announced at Eurographics 2007 in Prague in September 2007. A certificate will accompany the cheque.
The judges look forward to receiving a stimulating set of submissions and wish all submitters good luck with their research and development work.
Judging CriteriaThe submission awarded first prize will demonstrate innovation in the use of interaction with images, sound and animation. The judges will take into account whether the work looks and sounds "good" and behaves "well", the strength of the underlying ideas and the degree to which the system "works" both conceptually and mechanically, in other words the fitness for purpose of the submission. A successful work will show a significant understanding of the needs, motivations, conceptions and actions of the user.
Fundamental characteristics that the judges will expect to find in a successful submission include:
Rules for submissionA submission may be made by companies, Universities, Research organisations, individuals - in short anyone - from any country in the world. The work submitted must have been created within the last two years. The work must be submitted on CD-ROM or DVD (five copies). The submission should be accessible using standard software on standard equipment (for example, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Explorer, Adobe Acrobat on PC and/or Macintosh platforms). If specialist plug-ins or Xtras are needed, arrangements to download these should be made clear in the submission. If the work is a web site, a disk copy should be submitted. If the work is an installation, it is acceptable to submit a video describing the work and including a tour through the work. Videos may be submitted on CD-ROM or DVD. Entries that run on mobile devices should also be submitted as video, e.g. by capturing the screens.
Submissions should be received by the Chairman of the judges, David Duce, on or before 25th May 2007. Submissions received after this closing time will not be considered.
Each submission should contain:
Professor David A. Duce
Eurographics 2007 John Lansdown Award Competition
Department of Computing
Oxford Brookes University
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