‘Create Your World’ is the yearly theme and motto of this creative competition that’s open to youths aged 19 and under, and whose work may take any shape: from digital art to mechanics, technology, music, a social project or even an innovative futuristic idea about the world we live in. Information sessions invite youths to learn more about the unique categories and prizes of the competition’s local edition, with a call for submissions open until April 2018.

Local winners will be guests of honour at a special prize-giving ceremony here in Malta and then fly to Linz for the Ars Electronica Festival 2018 in September (https://www.aec.at/festival/en/). Their work will then be hosted in a special exhibition at the Esplora Interactive Science Centre in November 2018.

Participants will submit their project via an online database, in which they will be required to be as detailed as possible in describing their project – the more detailed the description is, the better the chances will be. Project submissions must be in English as they will be evaluated by an international jury.

The prizes to be offered for this creative competition are as follows:

The Valletta 2018 Grand Prize – €2000

Distinction (2 prizes) – €600 each

Merit (5 prizes) – €100 each

Esplora u10 prize – €300 and a special educational game

Esplora u14 prize – €300

If you’re interested in participating in this creative competition, apply here.

 

 

Check out past u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD winners in Linz, Austria, by following this link https://www.aec.at/u19/en/prix/ to get some ideas about what you can do for your very own project. The possibilities are endless – get your creative juices flowing!  

Check out what judges from the 2016 edition of  the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category of the Prix Ars Electronica had to say about the competition below!

u-19 Malta: Create Your World is organised by Ars Electronica Linz GmbH & Co KG and Valletta 2018 in collaboration with Esplora Interactive Science Centre.