New media art call: MADATAC International Essay Prize

Deadline for the reception of originals: September 2, 2013.


MADATAC calls for a prize of essay eligible for all authors, regardless of their nationality, provided that the manuscript is written in Spanish or English language and fits the theme of the prize, be original, unpublished and has not previously been awarded in any other competition, or corresponds to a deceased author before submitting the work for the award. Collections of articles will not be accepted.


TOPIC: new media art, electronic audiovisual art, multimedia art, video art, cyberart, bioart, digital technologies and any creative symbiosis between art, science and technology.


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1. In this first call works will be presented on digital format (PDF or Word) and must contain one or several literary essays grouped in an organic way to configure a single book, with an optional contribution of 8 to 16 images in colour and no limit for images in black and white. The works will have a minimum length of 120 pages, size DIN A4, printed single-sided with the title of the essay, the name and surname of the participant, the postal address, email, a contact telephone number and also the Curriculum Vitae of the author. The shipping shall also contain a signed statement that the work is not competing in any other prize and is free all rights of exploitation. Correspondence will not maintained with the participants nor any information relating to the follow-up of the works presented shall be provided.
2. Originals can be sent to or by postal mail, with the documentation on a cd, dvd or pend drive, to MADATAC: Galeno 41, C.P. 28232, Las Rozas de Madrid, Spain, clearly indicating in the envelope MADATAC INTERNATIONAL ESSAY PRIZE. The organisers are not responsible for any losses or deterioration of the originals, or of any other circumstance attributable to emails or third parties which may affect the sending of works.
3. The receipt of original opens with the publication of this call and closes on September 2, 2013.
4. The prize may not be declared void. There will be a single winner, no finalists.
5. The jury will be composed by prominent members of the cultural world.
Its decision will be final and will be made public in a ceremony that will be held in December 2013 during the celebration of the MADATAC 05
6. The unique Prize will consist on the publication of the  awarded work by the books publisher Editorial Casimiro  ( which will be distributed and sold in Spain and Latin America. Distribution in Europe will depend on arising co-edition partnerships.
7. The author of the winning work will sign a publishing contract by means of which 8% will be liquidated (to him or her) after one year in the paperback editions, calculated on the recommended retail price without VAT of every country. Editorial Casimiro and MADATAC reserve the right to hire any of the works submitted for the award.
8. The participants authorize the organizers to use their names and
image for advertising purposes as participants in the award. The winner
is also committed to  participate personally in promotional events of
the book that are considered suitable by the organizers of the prize.
9. Participation in the award implies automatically acceptance of these
conditions by the authors, as well as its commitment not to remove his
work once sent. For any differences that had to be settled through the
courts, parties, renouncing their own jurisdiction, expressly submit to the courts and courts of Spain.
10. Any situation not contemplated in this call will be resolved by the jury and the permanent Chairman of the award.

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