u19 Ceremony

The highlight of the CREATE YOUR WORLD Festival is actually the u19 Ceremony at which the 16 projects singled out for recognition are publically honored in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The event is integrated into the hustle & bustle of the festival and has become an annual favorite.

The u19 Ceremony is the most important event within u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD, which is always part of the Ars Electronica Festival. It brings together all 16 winners of this year’s u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD Prix. The young winners are the heart of this event because not only will their winning projects be presented there, but they will also have the opportunity to pass on their own enthusiasm directly to the audience in a short interview. The award show is moderated by Conny Lee of FM4 who also was a member of the jury in 2018.

After the event all guests can visit the exhibition u19 Exhibit (06.-10.09.2018), which is also located at the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD festival area (First Floor, u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD Spiral Falls), where all awarded projects are exhibited. Some of the young artists can also be found there and provide information and support in trying out their works.

Admission: 10:30
Start of the award ceremony: 11:00


u19 Ceremony, Credit: tom mesic

General information on the Prix: 

With the Prix Ars Electronica, we annually invite all artists worldwide to send us their projects in the fields of art, technology and science. At the same time, we always ask all children and young people up to the age of 19 throughout Austria about their ideas and projects for the future. With the slogan “CREATE YOUR WORLD” in mind, a five-member jury once again identified the 16 most worthy projects from the more than 600 submissions this year.

The winners of the other three categories will also be honoured on this day, but this will not take place until the evening at the Prix Gala in the Brucknerhaus (admission 6:30 pm, for invited guests only), where the u19 winners will also be invited and in some cases receive their prizes again at a ceremony.