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Artworks: Quayola, Camouflage |  Jonathan Monaghan, Escape Pod  |  Tone Bjordam, Coral

Open Call for the

Niio x Art Asia Awards 2019


We invite moving image artists from Asia and around the world to submit their best art through the Niio platform, for a unique opportunity to elevate their work into the international spotlight, as well as a chance to win a cash prize and a 4K art player.

The winner of the Sino x Niio Illumination Art Prizes: Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts, ONEONE

Art-world professionals will review all entries and shortlist the most striking and original pieces that tell a story and ignite emotion. Shortlisted finalists will secure a coveted place in our exclusive Asia catalog, earning a unique opportunity to showcase their work to leading curators, collectors, art fans and at public art installations around the world. Selected works will be installed in a rotating international exhibition and will earn an opportunity to display their works commercially at screenings. This invaluable exposure could lead to limited edition sales and loans of their art. The competition carries total cash prizes of $7,500.
Have your art  seen by millions on two of the world’s largest outdoor screens
The Opportunity

The Opportunity

Shortlisted finalists will secure a prized opportunity to elevate their career and showcase their work to a wide audience.


  • Celebrate your talent as winner of Niio’s Asia Art Awards

  • Be invited to showcase your work as part of Niio’s freshest and most exclusive 2019 catalogue. Your art will be available for limited edition purchases, loans and subscriptions.

  • Participate in rotating international exhibitions and public video art installations.

Niio is leading the way in the transformation of the discovery and display of premium quality video and new media art. As Niio gains traction throughout Asia, the Art Asia Awards is launched to recognize excellence in video and media art.

Desmond Leung, RED_ONE  |  Quayola, Pleasant Places, Courtesy of bitforms gallery, NY (photo: Paradise Art Space)  |  Quayola, Strata Series, Courtesy of bitforms gallery, NY (photo: Paradise Art Space)

Open call submissions

We invite established and emerging artists, including recent art graduates and students (BA & MA) from Asia and around the world to submit artworks that support creativity at its most diverse.​

We are seeking original, thought-provoking and striking new media art for the following theme:

“Animated Nature”

Technical specifications and guidelines

  • Artworks are to be submitted only through the Niio platform.

  • Applicants can submit up to 5 artworks.

  • Each work must be a video / animation, up to 15 minutes in length.

  • Formats: Apple ProRES or Mpeg H.264/H.265 (HEVC)

  • Resolution: 16:9 horizontal orientation. Either UHD (3840p X 2160p), or FHD (1920p X 1080p)


The Prize

For the open call 3 winners and additional 18 runner-up and three merits will be chosen.

Their winning works will be selected to the Niio Catalogue and Artcasts.



First place winner will also receive USD 5.000 and a Niio 4k Art Player.


Second place winners will receive USD 3.000 plus a Niio 4k Art Player.

Third place winner  will receive USD 1.500 and a Niio 4k Art Player.

The Prize

A jury of five international art world and design professionals will select the winners:

1 winner, 1 runner-up and 3 merits. Their winning works will be publicly screened across Asia. In addition the 18 shortlisted submissions will be invited to be featured in Niio’s Asia catalog.



1st place - will receive $4,000 plus a Niio 4k Art Player

2nd place - will receive $2,000 plus a Niio 4k Art Player

Those places 3rd, 4th, 5th  - will receive $500

The Prize


Registration is now open, and closes on May 15th.

* Before registration, please read and agree to our privacy policy.

Submission Process

The registration process consists of three simple steps:



Create a private Niio account or login to your existing one.



Upload your artworks and the relevant meta-data.



Transfer your artwork to the Curatorial Committee.

* You can contact at any time for assistance.

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