FAQ


Q. What is the purpose of the VH Award?
A. The VH Award is Asia’s leading prize for media artists. The 4th VH Award is for Asian artists engaged with the context of Asia and its futures.
Q. Why should I apply for the VH Award?
A. The final winning artwork will be exhibited across various global platforms. In addition, the final five artists will be selected from the 1st evaluation and will be given a production fee of $25,000 USD with opportunities to participate in the Eyebeam online residency program and global exhibitions. One Grand Prix will be awarded an additional $25,000 USD
Q. When was the VH Award established?
A. The VH Award was first established in 2016 and held the 2nd in 2017 and the 3rd in 2019. 2021 will mark the 4th edition of the award.
Q. How many artists have been selected for the Grand Prix thus far?
A. Three artists, we selected one Grand Prix for all 3 editions of the VH award. Find out more at ARCHIVE
Q. Who has been selected for the Grands Prix so far?
A. You can find out more of their works on ARCHIVE
Q. What is the award’s policy on disqualification after being selected as one of the final five artists?
A. Any application whose work illustrates acts of counterfeiting or plagiarism will be forfeited and be excluded from participation in the VH Award. The participant will assume full liability for any infraction of this policy.
Q. Can I drop out of the competition if I don’t want to continue creating the selected artwork?
A. If you want to drop out of the competition for personal reasons, you must officially notify the VH Award Organizing Committee at vhaward2021@gmail.com.
Q. If I decide to drop out of the competition, do I need to return the production fees to the VH Award Organizing Committee?
A. If you want to drop out of the competition, you must return all of the production fees that you received.
Q. Can you give me more information about Eyebeam online residency program?
A. Eyebeam was established in 1998, as a resource for artists to engage creatively with technology in an experimental setting. Eyebeam has opened its breadth of support to equitably compensate over 125 artists each year through its diverse programming. Eyebeam has committed to amplifying the voices of artists, inventors, designers, and engineers who show us the horizon of what is possible, creating space for them to imagine the future. Society’s ever-shifting relationship to technology can be charted through the work of those that have come through our doors over the past two decades. Now more than ever, Eyebeam radically centers artists in the cultural conversation, giving them the support to both interrogate and re-imagine what technology can be and who it is for. In 2021, Eyebeam plans to build from the successes of this online program in collaboration with Hyundai Motor Group, intended to support five finalists to the 4th VH Award. It will take place through the following key components, unfolding from June 1, 2021 to July 31, 2021.
Q. If I want to participate in a different online residency program other than Eyebeam, am I allowed to do so?
A. No, the VH Award program only supports participation in the Eyebeam online residency program.
Q. Can I select a specific program or mentor from the Eyebeam online residency?
A. No. All final five artists will need to participate all sessions and gathering at Eyebeam online residency.
Q. Can I get information on the type of screen that the Grand Prix’s artwork will be presented?
A. All final five artists’ works will be presented through various global platforms and further details of post-exhibitions will be announced later on.
Q. How do I apply for the VH Award?
A. Submission must be completed on the VH Award website from January 18, 2021 to March 19, 2021. (The schedule is subject to change.) HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Q. Can I apply online only?
A. Yes. Submissions must be completed on the VH Award website from January 18 2021 to March 19 2021. No paper application nor other materials will be taken into consideration. (The schedule is subject to change.) HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Q. Can anyone apply for the VH Award?
A. This award is open to all Asian artists and those engaged with the context of Asia and its futures.
Q. I am Asian, but I’m currently living/studying outside of Asia. Can I apply?
A. Yes, you can apply.
Q. Who can apply for the VH award?
A. This award is open to all Asian artists and those engaged with the context of Asia and its futures.
Q. Can I apply as a group, collective or association?
A. Yes, you can apply as a group, collective or association.
Q. Can I apply as a resident artist of other galleries?
A. Yes, you can apply as a resident artist of other galleries.
Q. I am currently a student, can I apply?
A. Yes, you can.
Q. Can I apply when I don’t have any experience of exhibition of my artwork?
A. The VH Award is open to all Asian artists and encourages emerging Asian artists.
Q. Can I apply when I am a professional artist with many awards?
A. This competition is open to all Asian artists.
Q. Can I apply with artwork that was awarded from other competitions?
A. No. All submissions must be a new creation.
Q. Can I apply with artwork that was submitted for other competitions, but never awarded?
A. All submissions must be a new creation and the work itself should have never been submitted to any other competition/award or presented in any other format, exhibitions, or events.
Q. Can I apply more than once?
A. You can apply multiple times individually and as a group or association. (The same work cannot be submitted for the multiple applications)
Q. Is there an age limit or regional restrictions for a submission?
A. There is no age limit nor regional restrictions for submission.
Q. What are the benefits of applying for the 4th VH Award?
A. Five semifinalists will be selected from the 1st evaluation and will be rewarded a grant of $25,000 USD to produce their works plus opportunities to participate in the Eyebeam online residency program. One finalist will be awarded an additional $25,000 USD and a digital trophy as a Grand Prize.
Q. What do I need to submit for an application?
A. Interview Portfolio Film, Curriculum Vitae & Artist Statement, and New Artwork Proposal must be submitted. All materials must be submitted in English. (All non-English language entries must include English subtitles) HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Q. What if I don’t have a displayable video file when I apply?
A. Interview Portfolio Film must be a video that recaps artists’ practice works and ideas at maximum length of 3 minutes. All video files must be uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube and shared via a link. HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Q. Can I submit an artwork that I created as a group project as my portfolio?
A. Your application must be stated that the artwork was produced as a group/collective work. The name of the group/collective and the time of the production must be included.
Q. Can I change the direction of the selected artwork creation after submitting my Updated Production Plan?
A. No. The Final five artists cannot change the direction of the selected artwork creation after submitting an Updated Production Plan.
Q. When are you going to announce the final five artists?
A. Final five artists will be announced on April 1, 2021.
Q. When is the deadline?
A. The submission period is from January 18, 2021 to March 19, 2021.
Q. What is the evaluation criteria?
A. Evaluation criteria for a selection is based on originality, aesthetics, compelling concept, innovation, the quality of the presentation, and the sophisticated employment of technology.
Q. Who were the juries for the previous awards?
A. You can find the information of the previous juries on ARCHIVE
Q. Can I get information on the juries for this year?
A. You can find information of the juries for the 4th VH Award on ABOUT THE 4TH VH AWARD
Q. If I win the award, will my artwork be exhibited in Korea?
A. Yes, the final winning artwork will be exhibited across various global platforms. Further details will be announced later.
Q. If I win the award, when and where will my work be exhibited?
A. Further details about the post-exhibitions will be announced later.
Q. Where will the VH Award Ceremony be held?
A. Further details about the 4th VH Award Ceremony will be announced in August 2021.
Q. When will the VH Award ceremony be held?
A. Further details about the 4th VH Award Ceremony will be announced in August 2021.
Q. Where can I get information on the VH Award Organizing Committee?
A. The VH Award is a media art prize hosted by Hyundai Motor Group. If you have any further questions, please send an email to the VH Award Committee at vhaward2021@gmail.com