[okfn-coord] Fwd: Open Knowledge Foundation - Nomination Prix Ars Electronica 2010 - Digital Communities

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Wed Mar 3 18:41:24 UTC 2010

It looks like we've been nominated for Prix Ars Electronica. Not
entirely sure what this means. I think we have to make some kind of
submission. Should we do it?


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From: Prixars Communities <communities at prixars.aec.at>
Date: Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 7:08 PM
Subject: Open Knowledge Foundation - Nomination Prix Ars Electronica
2010 - Digital Communities
To: jonathan.gray at okfn.org

Dear Jonathan,

 “Open Knowledge Foundation” has been nominated in this year’s Prix
Ars Electronica in the category Digital Communties. Therefore, I would
like to encourage you and your team to participate with this project.

The category "Digital Communities", which met with great interest and
participation in the last years, will be awarded again by Prix Ars
Electronica in 2010. The Digital Communities category is open to
political, social and cultural projects, initiatives, groups and
scenes from all over the world that display contentious commitment in
coming up with smart, successful ways of deploying digital
technologies to solve social problems. Particular emphasis is placed
on a project’s degree of community innovation, its sustainability and
its use of technology in a way that makes good sense and is attuned to
the needs of the people meant to benefit from it. Digital Communities
projects should make it easier for people to access technology,
networks and the Digital Commons. We explicitely encourage
community-related net.art projects to submit.

For a detailed description of the category and about Prix Ars
Electronica in general, please see our website:


One Golden Nica with 10,000 Euro, two Awards of Distinction with 5,000
Euro each and up to 12 Honorary Mentions will be awarded by the jury.

The deadline for submissions is March 5, 2010.

Please use  for your
submission and to obtain further details.

If you need any further information or help, please contact
communities at prixars.aec.at

Kind regards,

Cornelia Mayrhofer

Mag. (FH) Cornelia Mayrhofer
Prix Ars Electronica 2010 / Digital Communities
Ars Electronica Linz GmbH
Ars-Electronica-Straße 1
4040 Linz, Austria,
Telefon: 0043-732-7272-70
Fax: 0043-732-7272-674
E-Mail: communities at prixars.aec.at

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation


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