Submission Deadline: August 12, 2019

Joe Hamilton, Close to Infinite

Winners of the Esports Digital Art Prizes will have their artworks seen by a huge audience when shown at the Arcade@Cyberport in Hong Kong, at one of the largest hubs for esports in the region. The competition offers artists exposure on an unprecedented scale, as well as a chance to win a cash prize, a 4K art player and a trip to Hong Kong.

Artwork credit: Claudia Hart, The Flower Matrix, 2016

Arcade@Cyberport is lighting up its tremendous LED walls and screens to host international tournaments as well as local contests for cybersports. Now, for the first time, in partnership with Niio, the screens will be turned into digital canvases and will display a curated selection of moving image artworks. The winning works will be chosen from the artists of this ground-breaking art prize and shown on the screens of the tremendous esport arena. The competition carries total cash prizes of US$9,500.
Have your art  seen by millions on two of the world’s largest outdoor screens

Open Call Submission

We invite all artists, from around the world to submit artworks that support creativity at its most diverse.

The Theme

We are seeking original, thought-provoking and striking video art and animations, inspired by the culture of Esports & Collaborative Computer Gaming competitions, for the following theme:


(Gaming, Esports)


Esports, Gaming, Art, 3D Animation, Pixel Art, Competition, Winner, Future Sports.


*Esport definition: a multiplayer video game played competitively for spectators, typically by professional gamers.

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Technical Specifications And Guidelines

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

  • Applicants can submit up to 3 artworks.

  • Each work must be a video / animation, up to 10 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

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

1 winner, 2 runner-up, and 10 merits. The winning works will be publicly screened at the Cyberport.

Cash Prize Award


  • First place winner - will receive US$5,000, a Niio 4k Art Player, plus a trip to Hong Kong

  • Second place winner - will receive US$2,000 plus a Niio 4k Art Player

  • Third place winner - will receive US$500 plus a Niio 4k Art Player

  • An additional 10 merits will receive US$200



Registration is now open, and closes on August 12, 2019.

* By registering for this event, you agree to our privacy policy.

Submission Process

The registration process consists of three simple steps:


Create a private Niio account or log in 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.


  • As these works are reaching a wide audience please refrain from explicit sexual content, harsh language or extreme political views.

  • No extreme violence, sexual or political messages

  • No brands, ads or cigarette packages

  • Please refrain from using copyright protected characters and features from existing online content and games. Niio reserves the right to reject submissions where such copyright has been breached.

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About Cyberport

Cyberport is an innovative digital community with 1000 digital tech companies. It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, which is wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government.  With the vision to become a main force in developing the digital tech industry as a key economic driver of Hong Kong, Cyberport is committed to nurturing youth, start-ups and entrepreneurs to grow in the digital industry by connecting them to strategic partners and investors, driving collaboration with local and international business partners to create new opportunities, and accelerating digital adoption amongst corporates and SME.  


Cyberport focuses on building key clusters of digital technology, namely FinTech, eCommerce, IoT/Wearables and Big Data/AI to foster the development of Hong Kong into a “Smart City”.  With a committed team of professionals providing all rounded value added services to support our digital community and an array of state-of-the-art tech facilities, Cyberport is the flagship for Hong Kong’s digital tech industry.

* You can contact at any time for assistance.


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