The end of the world has been predicted more than once: Y2K, December 21 2012 or even later on, it does not really matter. Every time we cannot but get involved, our imagination projecting us toward the future and confronting us to our fears and hopes. Bright future or Apocalypse? Infinite or depleted energy? Submerged under water or forced to flee to outer space?
Feel free to express your personal vision of the future! Sequences of photos, short films, animated or stop-motion movies…
Submit your creative pieces until 10 February 2013!
The competition is opened to any legal person and is free.
In the format of a three minutes (maximum) video, show your vision of the world to come!Means: Stop Motion / Short Movie (mockumentary, documentary, fiction, etc.) / Slideshow / Two-dimensional Animation / Three-dimensional Animation / etc.
- Format: Quicktime (.mov)
- Accepted Codes: H.264 / Mpeg / Mp4 / ProRess 422
- Image Format: 16/9
- Audio Format: 44,1 KHz / 48 KHz / 16bits / 24bits
- Maximum Size: 500 Mo
- Maximum Time: 3 minutes
- Friday 1st February 2013, at midnight: End of registrations.
- Sunday 10th February 2013, at midnight: Final deadline; the link to the work is sent to the jury.
- Monday 11th February 2013: Jury’s deliberation procedure.
- Monday 25th February 2013: Deadline for the receipt of the twenty selected works (DVD Support)
- Saturday 2nd March 2013: Announcement of the four winners’ identity and presentation of the twenty works selected.
This will take place at 6.30 pm on the Plaza Pestalozzi (Yverdon-les-Bains, Vaud, Switzerland) at the occasion of the Opening Reception of the exhibitions “Souvenirs du Futur” (Memories of the Future) and “Genèse: des croquis à l’oeuvre” (Genesis: From the Sketch to the art work).
It will be possible to watch the award ceremony online in live on the website:
The four works rewarded will be screened during the ceremony.
- 5’000 CHF to the winner
- 3’000 CHF to the second
- 1’500 CHF to the third
- 500 CHF for the public’s choice award
- To participate each candidate will have to complete the online registration form until 1st February 2013 and accept the terms of participation.
- The candidate will have up to the 10th of February 2013 to upload his work on his own YouTube account and to post its link on the online registration form available on the address www.noornewfuture.com.
- The twenty selected candidates will be notified during the week of the 11th February 2013. However, they will have to keep this information confidential until the official announcement of the three winners, which will take place during the Opening Ceremony.
- The selected candidates will have to send their work on DVD by post until the 25th February 2013 to:
Place Pestalozzi 14
- The four winners will be announced and the twenty selected works presented during the Opening Reception of the Maison d’Ailleurs’ exhibition the 2nd of March 2013 at 6.30 pm on the Plaza Pestalozzi (Yverdon-les-Bains, Vaud, Switzerland).
Every participant agrees to send a work of which he is the author and which has never been rewarded in another competition. No plagiarism will be tolerated.
In case it appears to the city of Yverdon-les-Bains or the Maison d’Ailleurs that a participant has been rewarded for a work he did not produce and if the rightful author manifests himself and turns against the organizers, they retain the right to prosecute the plagiarist. The work cannot – in any circumstances –offend general standard of public decency or the integrity of physical or legal beings. The Maison d’Ailleurs reserves the right to take a work out of the selection and even to refuse to reward it if it has not been sent on DVD within the allocated time.
Former director of the “Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne”(ECAL) and president of the “Office des Vins Vaudois”(OVV)
Stefano Stoll*, director of the Vevey Images festival and cultural delegate of the City of Vevey
Marc Atallah, director of the Maison d’Ailleurs, teacher and researcher, UNIL
Raphael Kummer, Head of Culture Department, town of Yverdon-les-Bains*To be confirmed
The jury will determine a ranking of the four best works to award. The criteria for the jury’s selection are the following:
- Originality (Quality of the creation in regard to the already-existing representations)
- Aesthetic (Quality of the creation in regard to the support and language used)
- Vision (Quality of the creation in regard to the competition’s theme)The twenty best works (amongst which the four rewarded ones) will be exposed in the Maison d’Ailleurs’ permanent exhibition and during the Opening Reception.
The jury is free to make its own decision and is accountable to no one in that regard. No complaints will be received in relation to its choices.
The Maison d’Ailleurs (House of Elsewhere) – museum of Science Fiction, Utopia and extraordinary journeys – is a unique cultural attraction located in Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland). This not-for-profit Foundation serves the dual vocation of being both a public museum and a specialized research centre.
From Cyrano de Bergerac’s imaginary travels to Jules Verne’s extraordinary ones and including Thomas More or Ledoux’s utopias, Science Fiction proves to have deeply rooted origins. In its modern form, it has produced many masterpieces in fields as varied as literature, movie-production, sculpture, paintings or comic books. The Maison d’Ailleurs tries to regularly pay tribute to those extraordinary productions.
Opening Reception and Competition
From the 3rd of March 2013, the museum will present its permanent exhibition called “Souvenirs du Futur” (Memories of the Future). This exhibition has the characteristic to be flexible and adapt the temporary exhibition.
For the opening of the permanent exhibition and of the next temporary one called “Genèse: des croquis à l’oeuvre” (Genesis: From the Sketch to the art work), the Maison d’Ailleurs and the City of Yverdon-les-Bains associate to organize a New Media Art competition.
The top twenty pieces of art will be presented at the Maison d’Ailleurs; Moreover, the four best productions will be rewarded!
In regard to their participation, the participants grant the free copyright of their work to the organizer and his partners. They will, thus, be allowed to reproduce partially or entirely the projects presented during the competition for the purpose of the competition’s promotion and communication, on any kind of support, through any means of communication used by the organizer or his associates, world-wide and for the whole legal duration of the literary and artistic duration (i.e. 70 years after its authors’ death). That promotion and communication will include the use of the work on the organizer and his associates’ websites.
Any project proposed, exposed and promulgated by the organizer or his associates will mention its author’s name and, where necessary, the name of the legal person(s) who participated.
Any person/team who participate but is not selected will be free to expose, promulgate or present his work on the condition that it mentions the following warning: “Work produced at the occasion of the competition No or New Future”.
7.2 Image Rights
Through his participation, every participant gives the organizer the authorization to take pictures or allow someone to take some. This also applies to any form of recording or reproduction (audio, visual, photographic, etc.) of the participant’s voice or image for the purpose of the competition’s promotion and communication and this world-wide and for the whole legal duration of the literary and artistic duration (i.e. 70 years after its authors’ death).
7.3 Applicable Law
To participate to this competition implies the full acceptance of the clauses and terms presented here and to its annexes or additions. Any legal dispute that should be aroused by the validity, interpretation or enforcement of these rules, because of the competition – the subject matter hereof – or that would be directly or indirectly related to it, would be brought before the competent Swiss jurisdiction.
Furthermore, the organizer can under no circumstances be held liable if a problem occurs during the delivery (or in case of loss) of postal or electronic mail.