All property rights as well as all other rights not specifically covered below remain with the artist.

Documentation and Promotion of the STARTS Prize Competition and the Results thereof: The organizer Ars Electronica Linz GmbH & Co KG, the European Commission, the consortium partners BOZAR, Waag Society, INOVA+, T6 Ecosystems, French Tech Grande Provence and Frankfurter Buchmesse (hereinafter referred to as STARTS Prize Consortium Members) as partners of the “STARTS Prize— Grand prize of the European Commission honoring innovation in Technology, Industry and Society stimulated by the Arts” wish to make the results of the competition accessible to the public (publications as hard copy and in electronic or digital format, publication on the Internet, including on the Europa website, as a downloadable or non-downloadable file, broadcasting any kind of technique of transmission, public display or presentation, communication through press information services, inclusion in widely accessible databases or indexes.) The European Union is also permitted to use the results of the action for its own purposes, and in particular, making available to persons working for the Commission, other Union institutions, agencies and bodies and to member states’ institutions, as well as, copying and reproducing in whole or in part and in an unlimited number of copies. All documentation and promotion material will be used in connection with the “STARTS Prize” only. To achieve this end, a public relations campaign aimed at particular media outlets (press, radio, TV and Internet) will be conducted.

The works selected for recognition by the jury will be documented (in whole or in part) in the following media with a clear reference to the STARTS Prize:

  • Ars Electronica website ( and Ars Electronica archive (
  • Ars Electronica Festival catalog and other brochures
  • Homepage, media and storage of the European Union, Commission and other Union institutions, agencies and bodies to Member States’ institutions
  • Project website (STARTS Prize)
  • Homepage and media of all STARTS Prize consortium members

If the submitted work is selected and honored by the jury, the artist commits to present it at the Ars Electronica Festival as well as at STARTS Prize consortium members. The participants will prepare text and material accordingly, entrants are respectfully requested to prepare graphics and texts meticulously and to submit them in the best possible quality.

Due to technical and organizational constraints Ars Electronica, the European Union and the STARTS Prize consortium members reserve the right to determine the actual extent, timing and layout/editing of the above-mentioned publications and documentaries. No duty on the part of Ars Electronica, the European Commission, and all STARTS Prize consortium members to make publications and/or documentaries can be imputed.

Ars Electronica as well as the European Union have an online/paper—archive/storage. Ars Electronica uses their online archive to collect digital media arts. Therefore, Ars Electronica intends to make the “STARTS Prize” accessible to interested members of the public both on site and on the Internet. To this end, Ars Electronica has a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, objective right, irrespective of time and place, to publish the submitted material in the online-archive as well as to present the submitted material at the exhibitions of Ars Electronica and the project partners. Personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes. Ars Electronica will use the material only in connection with the “STARTS Prize”.

Entrants hereby consent to the submitted material, in whole or in part, being used, stored on a data- storage medium, and/or made public on the Internet or via any other digital medium by Ars Electronica, the European Union, and all STARTS Prize consortium members for purposes of public relations, advertising and promotion, documentation, archiving or scientific research in connection with the “STARTS Prize”. In using such works, Ars Electronica, the European Union, and all STARTS Prize consortium members will accord all due consideration to the legitimate interests of the entrant but assume no statutory duty in this connection. The rights conveyed to Ars Electronica, the European Union, and all STARTS Prize consortium members are unlimited with respect to their subject matter, their time-frame and their geographical location, but are limited to the purpose of the conveyance of rights.

The participants assign Ars Electronica, the European Union and the STARTS Prize consortium members the non-exclusive, factually, temporally and spatially unrestricted right to use the submitted works on existing and future video-streaming platforms (such as YouTube or Flickr) in connection with the “STARTS Prize”, the exhibition at STARTS Prize consortium members. No publication requirement by Ars Electronica, the European Union, and all STARTS Prize consortium members on video-streaming platforms is imputed.

The entrant hereby declares that he/she is legally authorized to convey such rights to the extent stipulated above, that he/she has obtained any and all necessary consent from third parties as called for by regulations governing copyright, personal property rights or other such legal provisions, and that he/she is prepared to provide proof of such at any time if requested by Ars Electronica.

The entrant will not take any action (especially the conveyance of rights to third parties) which is likely to affect the rights granted to Ars Electronica and the European Union.

This agreement setting out the terms of participation in the “STARTS Prize” is governed by Austrian law with the exception of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and all norms serving as legal reference. The place of jurisdiction is Linz.

The entrant expressly agrees that his/her contact details (name, address, if known, e-mail, telephone number or other contact details provided by the entrant in the context of participation or subsequently in the context of the STARTS Prize) may also be processed by the STARTS Prize consortium members to other STARTS consortia for the purpose of providing information STARTS activities independently of the STARTS Prize and agrees to be contacted.

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