Celeste Prize is a unique international contemporary arts competition in which artists decide who wins the 40,000 Euro (US$50,000) award money. The 46 finalists are chosen by a panel of international art critics: Mark Gisbourne, Adrienne Goehler, Victoria Lu, Claudio Sinatti and a panel of consultants with experience in audiovisual performance. These 46 finalists themselves choose the ultimate winners in each category. Exhibition and awards ceremony to be held in Berlin, Germany, September 2009.
Artists may enter work in Video, Animation, Performance, Live Media, Live Audio Video Performance, Painting, Photography, Installation, Sculpture, or DJ/VJ Set.
Photography & Digital Graphics Prize: 8,000 Euro (US$10,000) Video & Animation Prize: 8,000 Euro (US$10,000) Installation & Sculpture Prize: 8,000 Euro (US$10,000) Live Media Prize: 8,000 Euro (US$10,000) Painting Prize: 8,000 Euro (US$10,000)
Entry fee: 80 Euro (US$100)
Deadline: June 30 2009
Register & apply online at http://www.celesteprize.com. Celeste Prize is organized by the non-profit cultural association Associazione Culturale L'Albero Celeste.