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​NTU Singapore announces call for entries for Global Digital Art Prize 

Published on: 13-Dec-2018

Top prize of $25,000 for professionals and $10,000 for students

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is inviting entries for the inaugural NTU Singapore Global Digital Art Prize.  

This biennial international competition is designed to recognise outstanding creativity in art, design and cultural heritage that makes significant use of digital tools in its creation. 

To be awarded for the first time in 2019, the Prize will see top winners receive cash prizes of up to $25,000 and the opportunity to premiere their works at a major symposium by the NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH) in October 2019.

The theme for the first edition of the Prize is “The Fourth Industrial Revolution.” It aims to highlight the impact of technological transformation on society and the human condition, as the convergence of the physical, biological, and digital worlds brings about numerous opportunities and challenges.

NTU President Professor Subra Suresh, “NTU Singapore is at the leading edge of research and teaching in many key components driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution, such as big data, the Internet of Things, robotics, AI, and machine learning. This art competition challenges participants to explore the relationship between art and design, and these emerging technologies, as part of a wider debate and discussion about the impact of technology on society.”  

“As digital technology has entered all aspects of our lives, the NTU Global Digital Art Prize is well-positioned to nurture and catalyse the vast potential of creativity in digital art, culture and technology to improve the human condition,” Prof Subra Suresh added. 

Artists, technologists and other professionals working in any genre or type of art are eligible, as long as more than half of their artwork entry involves digital technology. This may include artificial intelligence and robotics, animation, bio-art, digital video & film, digital painting, immersive media, and any other forms that employ digital technology.

The competition has two categories: Professional (International), and Students (from any Singapore tertiary institution). Each category will award a top prize and commendation awards for excellence, creativity and innovation. The top prize is S$25,000 for professional artists and S$10,000 for students.

The winning entries will be chosen by a panel of judges who will represent some of the most distinguished artists and scholars in this field.

Shortlisted and winning artists will have their works exhibited in a special event connected with a major symposium on the same theme “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” that will be hosted by NISTH in October 2019.

All submissions are due by Friday, 15 February 2019.

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Media contact:

Feisal Abdul Rahman 
Senior Assistant Director 
Corporate Communications Office 
Nanyang Technological University
Email: feisalar(at) 

About Nanyang Technological University

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and Graduate colleges. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N).

Ranked 12th in the world, NTU has been placed the world’s top young university for the past five years. The University’s main campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and it has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) building projects comprising more than 230 buildings, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Singapore’s healthcare district.
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