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FutureEverything Award 2011

The FutureEverything Award recognises outstanding achievement for innovation in art, society & technology. It celebrates creative projects in any medium that offer a new and unique way to experience or see the world and help to bring the future into the present.

The call for entries for the FutureEverything Award 2011 is now open for both public recommendations and submissions.

The winner receives a £10,000 cash prize and the FutureEverything Trophy.


Submissions may be creative projects in any medium that offer a new and unique way to experience or see the world and help to bring the future into the present.

Projects will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Excellence
    The overall quality and merit of the submission.
  • Significance
    Does it enhance knowledge and practice in art, design, digital media or social innovation?
  • Relevance
    Relevance to FutureEverything’s themes of society, technology, environment and the city.
  • Originality
    Is the project a new piece of work? Is it original and distinctive?
  • Coherence and Rigour
    Artistic or intellectual precision, method and integrity.


The winners receive the new FutureEverything Trophy, a £10,000 cash prize, and the opportunity to present their project at the FutureEverything Festival and within the FutureEverything catalogue and communications.

The award promotes world-class innovation and introduce the leading practitioners to stakeholders and the wider public, helping to promote and foster innovation culture in the UK and around the world. There are further opportunities throughout the year for the holder of the Award.

The Award Gala will take place during the FutureEverything Festival, 11-14 May 2011 in Manchester, UK.


  • Submissions are accepted from individuals, groups, or collectives as well as recognised organisations or individuals acting on behalf of entrants.
  • Submissions may be in any medium, and more than one work may submitted by the same artist/applicant using a separate application for each work.
  • Eligible projects must have been produced or released within 15 months previous to the submissions deadline.
  • Completed projects only, demo versions are not eligible.
  • Winners of the FutureEverything Award must make a commitment to accepting their award in person, and to presenting their work at the FutureEverything Festival in an appropriate form. As guests of FutureEverything, the winner’s travel and accommodation costs will be supported by FutureEverything.
  • Applicants must hold the copyright of the submitted work.

How to enter?

Register on the official website, then log in and upload your submission.

Submissions should include the following:

  • Title of project
  • Project Details: Media, Date, Dimensions or duration (as appropriate)
  • URL (if online)
  • Project Outline: a 500 words statement detailing the work including information on supporting visual materials
  • Short biography on artist/group (max. 150 words)
  • One item of supporting material e.g. video documentation, text, image or other media. Please check the Format Requirements below before you submit.

Entry fee

Submissions require a £10 registration fee.

Public Recommendations are free.

The £10 registration fee covers the processing of the applications and supports the Jury and Advisory Panel processes.

The registration fee only covers one entry, so applicants submitting more than one work will need to pay a registration fee per entry. Fees will be taken via credit card as part of a secure submission process. Fees are non-refundable.