Among the prizes awarded
for radio and acoustic art, the Phonurgia Nova competition has, since
1986, occupied a special place by virtue of its recognition of artists
whose work exploits sound as an artistic medium. The
main selective criterion remains the expression of an original artistic
vision. The contest is open to all radio station formats and to all
authors, independant radio producers, musicians, composers, sound artists
and production teams. An international jury panel made up of representatives
from the radio industry, the press and the sound art world judge the
entries. Last year, 166 productions from 16 different countries were
entered in the prize.
competition will distinguish authors whose work manifests a keen sense
of sound and listening as means of expression.
The jury will consider :
++ Radio Arts forms : all forms of inventive radio
(documentary, feature, fiction, essays, Hörspiel, experimental
++ Beyond Radio : all works which have been specially
created to bring new experiences of sound as medium of the reality
In each category the jury will deliberate on two types of work :
#03 How to apply
The competition is open to all artists without
exception and for any work produced later than 2012, regardless of language,
format, duration or genre.
Each work or project submitted must be accompanied by a separate registration
form, filled out in English or in French, and must be sent on a separate
An application form is available in PDF format from the link
REGISTRATION FORM 2015
The jury will award one Prize of 3 000 euros and 4
artist's residencies at the following studios :
- GRM / INA (Paris)
- GMVL (Lyon)
- Euphonia (Marseille)
- Art Zoyd (Valenciennes)
Additional prizes could be given at this time.
The Jury decisions are not subject to appeal.
Applicants are asked to submit their productions, by DROPBOX, by november
Results will be announced on
at the end of the Festival (Paris, Gaîté Lyrique, 24 &
25th january 2015). Results will be given to all participants
by email. The terms of artist-in residence will be organized during
the year 2015, in accordance with dates chosen by the prize winners.
Authors must make sure that any participant
or right owner has given his agreement. The festival management is not
legaly responsible for any damage caused on any piece of the entry.
The Festival management reserves the right to use any selected work
in order to promote the Festival. The completed entry forme represents
the candidate's consent to the above rules and regulations. The french
version of this text will be taken in account in case of contestation.
A listening room
www.sonosphere.org enable visitors to have access to the awarded
All the materials received at the Phonurgia Nova contest will
constitue a permanent archive of audio works. This archive will be opened
to the public.
further information about this competition, please feel free to contact
the Phonurgia Nova office in Arles :
39, rue Genive
All payment from outside France must be made by Paypal (send an email
to inform us of your wish) or by Internatinal Money order, by a cheque
written on a bank located in France, or by direct bank to bank transfer
to Association PHONURGIA NOVA, Bank : BNP Arles, 10 place de la République,
13200 Arles, IBAN FR76 3000 4000 4400 0009 9165 695 / BIC BNPAFR PPNIM.
All bank charges must be prepaid. No refunds will be made.
The Festival will take place at the Gaité Lyrique, the new institution
dedicated to digital arts in Paris. Entrance will be free for all the
authors attending to the contest.
Our warm greetings for the below institutions, communities, companies,
newspapers and media partner which support us and make this contest
possible. They allow us to follow our commitment for contemporary sound