Hello Everybody, It seems that the world is finally understanding that ART is changing thanks to the new media. I found this interesting competition that, beside traditional forms of expression, has a section called 'Virtual Art' dedicated to artworks created using iPad or iPhone apps! The awards total amount is about 218,764 USD and there are many special prizes. In particular a collaboration with an Italian Jewelry Company called FOPE. Not bad! Here some info: 7th INTERNATIONAL ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE Awards total amount: 170,000 EUR Sections: painting, sculpture, photographic art, videoart and performance, virtual art Deadline: November 8, 2012 Finalist Collective Exhibition: Arsenale of Venice Prize Curator: Igor Zanti - Art Critic Jurors: Umberto Angelini (Italy, Director of Festival Uovo), Gabriella Belli (Italy, Director of Musei Civici of Venice), Adam Budak (United States, Curator of Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden of Washington), Cecilia Freschini (China, Founder of Lab-Yit), Mario Gerosa (Italy, Senior Editor of AD, Digital Art Curator), Lina Lazaar (Great Britain, Expert in International Contemporary Art for Sotheby's), Kanchi Mehta (Founder and Chief Curator of Chameleon Art Projects & and India Editor for Flash Art), Sabine Schaschl (Switzerland, Director and Curator of Kunsthaus Basel), Felix SchÃ¶ber (Germany, Independent Curator), Claudia Zanfi (Italy, Art Historian and Cultural Manager) Info: www[dot]artelagunaprize[dot]com I'm definitely gonna submit my artworks! If I win, they will be shown in the collective exhibition in Venice, Italy!!