category winners


1. Age Requirement:

The Adaptation competition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older.

2. The Proposal Must Be Original:

You must be the creator of the art proposal that you submit to the competition. Your idea for artwork must be your own original concept and not a copy of anyone else's copyrighted material.

Upon submitting your proposal, to this competition, you are solely responsible for any infringement on copyrighted materials.

3. Entry Fees:

No fees are required for the competition. However, you will be required to cover the costs of developing your project (apart from the specific hardware and any other funding that Adaptation might provide you).

4. Repeat Entries:

There is no restriction on entering a proposal that has been entered to previous competitions. You are also free to submit many different proposals.

5. Copyright:

The artist retains all copyrights to their artwork without exception.

6. Non-exclusive Permissions:

By entering the Adaptation competition, you are granting us a non-exclusive perpetual license to reproduce images of your exhibition on our Adaptation and AGILE website and in our newsletters, Artworks will not be used for any other purpose than that which is stated here, unless agreed with their creators. The artworks belong exclusively to their creators (unless specified otherwise) and can be re-produced and exhibited freely.

The Entry Process:

Step 1.

Select one (or more) of the categories of the competition. Understand how the specified equipment technology or data can be used (i.e. what kind of contextual information can be provided). Contact us for more information if needed.

Develop a proposal that utilizes the hardware or data specified by the category. AGILE gateway must be used for all categories. The proposal must be for an artistic installation or object which involves the use and interpretation of the data that is pertinent to the selected category. If you are going to use any extra software/hardware that is not provided in the category description, please give a short description and more details on how it will be used within your project. Thinking critically about the technology, as well as multimedia collaborations which might include sound, visual arts or light, are all encouraged.

Step 2.

Send us an email with your idea proposal following these guidelines:

Subject of the email must be in the following format: APPLICATION_CATEGORY_SURNAME


- Prepare your proposal in a PDF document, maximum file size: 5Mb
- Maximum size: 5 pages including sketches, photos or visualisations and references
- Specify the selected category and how you will use the relevant hardware equipment or data
- Give a general introduction to your work, techniques and any software to be used, influences and main interests.
- Ideally create sketch(es) that will help us envision your project outcome (exhibit, installation, etc.)
- Be specific in how interactive your work will be. How it will interact with visitors, input from environment or online resources.
- Mention what makes your idea attractive and unique?
- Specify the use of any alternative technology (sound, music, lights, etc.) and use of online resources (e.g., social media or open data)
- Mention generic requirements (size, environment, network, power requirements, security or safety requirements) that your project might need
- Add references to existing artwork of yours (list of links preferably, otherwise up to 5 artworks with photos and short description)
- Add contact information (email, phone number, social network)

Step 3.

You will receive an acknowledgment of your proposal submission.

If you encounter any problems or have a question please contact us at iot.is.art@agile-iot.eu and we will assist you.

Judging Criteria:

Does the submitted artwork fit the theme of the competition?

Does the submitted artwork make use of the provided technologies?

Is there a creative interpretation of the subject/ theme?

Is the work original and interesting?

Does the artwork make use of the hardware provided and software from AGILE?


22, 23rd July 2016 GET-D Project presentation, Art + Data workshop. Applications open.
September 2016 Q&A Hangout 23rd of September at 12pm CET
November 2016 Q&A Hangout 11th of November at 6pm CET
31ST December 2016 Applications close
January 2016 Winners announced. Pairing up artists with partners support.
July 2017 Exhibition