[Air-L] 3rd Call for Competition Entries - Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Award

Artur R. Lugmayr artur.lugmayr at tut.fi
Tue Jul 21 16:29:57 PDT 2009

  Call to participate in the 

  3rd Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards Competition

  September 30th – October 2nd, 2009, Tampere, Finland
  http://www.mindtrek.org/ubimedia [1]

  For previous years' entries, newslist subscription, and our facebook group
- check out: 
  http://webhotel2.tut.fi/emmi/forum [2]

  Competition deadline: August 7th
  Award Sum: 7.000 Euros

The purpose of the competition is to encourage makers of digital media to
generate ideas and develop new and innovative ubimedia products & services.
The entries are expected to take a stand on the following questions, for

* How does ubiquitous computing affect media environments?
* What are intelligent media environments like?
* What will the location- and context-aware media services of the future be

A few other examples are:

* Pervasive and ubiquitous games
* Ambient installations
* Artistic works related to ubiquitous media and computation
* Business models
* Ambient and ubiquitous media technology
* Ubiquitous and ambient media services, devices, and environments
* Context aware, sensing, and interfaces for ubiquitous computation
* Ergonomics, human-computer interaction designs, and product prototypes
* Software, hardware and middleware framework demonstrations
* Ambient television
* etc.

The total award sum for the Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Award is 7 000Euro . 
The sum can be awarded to one entry, divided between several entries or not
awarded at all if the award criteria set by the jury are not fulfilled. 

All ubimedia, ubiquitous, pervasive, or ambient products or product and
service concepts which have been finalized during the previous year after 1st
January 2008 are eligible to take part in the competition. 

Competition deadline is August 7th

How to participate?

Please check out the website http://mindtrek.org/ubimedia [3] for entry forms
and actual information, and http://webhotel2.tut.fi/emmi/forum [4] for
previous years' entries, newsletter, and our facebook group.

In case of questions, please contact: ubiaward (AT) mindtrek.org

Rules of the Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards  

1. Organizers

The Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Award is a category of the 2009 MindTrek
The category is organized collaboratively by MindTrek, Tampere Region Centre
of Expertise in Ubiquitous Computing, New Ambient Multimedia Group
(NAMU)/Tampere University of Technology, the TAMK University of Applied
Sciences, and Nokia. The award is funded by Nokia and the Tampere Region
Centre of Expertise in Ubiquitous Computing.

2. Products qualifying for participation

All Ubimedia products or product and service concepts which have been
finalized during the previous year after 1st January 2008 are eligible to
take part in the competition. 

An example of a suitable competition entry is a finished product, product
pilot or demo. 
No drafts or mere ideas without relevant documentation will be accepted.

The competition rules do not place limitations on the technology used in the

The jury has the right to reject the participation of an entry if it does not
fulfil the participation criteria. All jury decisions are final.

3. Entry Submissions

For completing a successful submission, the following information is required
from your side:
* filled application form;
* video documenting the submission (approx. 3-5 minutes, also longer will be
* documentation of the concept;

A demonstration, production, pilot, or demo is eligible to be submitted to
the competition. 
Each entry should be in form of a video documenting the submission (approx.
3-5 minutes, however also longer videos will be accepted). The video should
clearly indicate how the demonstration, production pilot, or demonstration
works and relates to ubiquitous media. 

In addition to the video, a short English-language based description of the
concept should be attached to the competition entry in form of e.g. sketches,
images, power points, word documents, or implementations. The description
should present the key characteristics and benefits of the product or service
in a concise and marketing-oriented manner. In addition, also other materials
supporting the jury in their decision (e.g. sketches, images, power points,
word documents, implementations) can be attached to the competition entry.

However, the jury decision will primarily be based on the video submissions,
and additional materials will be used in case of further questions. We
welcome also links to project homepages, but the jury decision can only base
the decision on submitted materials.

4. Participation

Registration for the competition ends on 7th August 2009 at 15:00 (+2 GMT).

If the competition entry is delivered to MindTrek via mail, it must arrive at
the MindTrek Association’s office in three (3) copies no later than
7.8.2009 at 15:00 (+2 GMT). If the competition entry is implemented on the
internet, its web address must be submitted to MindTrek when registering
within the deadline. Late entries will not be accepted.

In addition to submitting the competition entry, participation requires
registration using the registration form at the MindTrek website.

All submissions must be in English.

Originals sent to the competition will not be returned, so you should keep a
copy for your own use. 
Post and packaging costs are the responsibility of the entrant.

5. Award

The total award sum for the Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek competition category is
EUR 7,000. The sum can be awarded to one entry, divided between several
entries or not awarded at all if the award criteria set by the jury are not

6. Immaterial property rights

The immaterial property rights related to the competition works remain the
property of the competitors. The entrants are responsible for ensuring that
they have full copyrights to their competition entries and the right to use
the works and their elements when participating in the competition.

The material submitted to the award programme remains the property of the
author and may not be modified, changed in any way or used in whole or in
part for the production of any other work.

7. Evaluation of the entries and the jury

The participating works will be evaluated in the following areas:

* Innovativeness
* Commercial potential
* Entertainment value and/or usefulness and/or artistic merit and creative
* The usability of interactive and context-aware functions and functions
utilizing ubiquitous computing in some other manner
* Feasibility (in terms of technology and production)
* Visual implementation and technical functionality

Nokia, Tampere Region Centre of Expertise in Ubiquitous Computing and
MindTrek will jointly assemble the jury for this competition category. The
jury will comprise at least one member from Nokia, one member from MindTrek
and one member from Tampere Region Centre of Expertise in Ubiquitous
Computing, and have a minimum of four members in all. In addition to the
actual jury, MindTrek’s preliminary jury will take part in the
evaluation if required, by carrying out a preliminary elimination.

8. Reference rights

MindTrek has the right to use the competition entries and a mention of the
entrants as references in its marketing communications. 

MindTrek, Nokia and Tampere Region Centre of Expertise in Ubiquitous
Computing have the right to disseminate information about the competition
arrangements, competition entries, the awarding of the winners and other
details related to the competition in their marketing and advertising, e.g.
on the web and in brochures and newsletters.

The submitted works may be used by MindTrek without any restrictions or
written permission in all presentations, TV broadcasting, CD/DVD productions,
CD/DVD compilations and advertisements (internet, CD-ROM, TV, print).

MindTrek has the unlimited right to use the submitted material for
distribution on DVDs and other media, especially the right to distribute the
video material to labels and broadcasting companies.

9. Announcement of the results and presentation of the awards

The results of the competition category will be announced and the awards
presented at the MindTrek Awards Ceremony. The winners will be announced at
Hotel Rosendahl on 1.10.2009 at the MindTrek Awards Ceremony. Later there
will be the Awards Party to honor the winners of the competitions.

Award nominees will be notified in advance. The presence of the nominees at
the MindTrek event in October is strongly recommended.

All nominees are invited to give a half day workshop around the ideas of
their nominated project with the students and tutors at Demola,
www.demola.fi  [5]

10. Compensation of the finalists’ travel and other expenses

MindTrek will pay travel and accommodation costs up to the sum of EUR 800 per
team for a maximum of three invited finalists/teams flying from abroad in
economy class. Any Finnish entrants among the finalists will not receive
compensation for their travel costs. 
However, MindTrek will pay for one conference ticket (includes entrance to
the MindTrek Awards Party) and one entrance ticket to the MindTrek Awards
Party for all finalist teams. MindTrek will not pay compensation for any
other possible costs incurred by the entrants due to their participation in
the competition.  

Further Information
Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards Competition ubiaward (AT) mindtrek.org Or in
urgent matters the competition chairs:
Artur Lugmayr, artur.lugmayr (AT) tut.fi, Tel.: +358 40 821 0558 Cai
Melakoski, cai.melakoski (AT) tamk.fi, Tel.: +358 50 555 6581 Kirsi Lindfors,
kirsi.lindfors (AT) hermia.fi, Tel.: +358 40 820 4608

Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards Jury 2009  
Head Of Jury: 
* Bjoern Stockleben, RBB , DE

Competition Chairs: 
* Artur Lugmayr, NAMU group, Tampere Univ. of Technology (TUT), FI
* Cai Melakoski, TAMK University of Applied Sciences, FI
* Kirsi Lindfors, Hermia, FI
Jury Members (to be completed): 
* Petros Belimpasakis, Nokia, FI
* Jonas Forth, Abo Academy, FI
* Glen Gebhard, LMU, US
* Michael Hausenblas, Johanneum Research, AT
* Andreas Holzinger, MBCS Head Research Unit HCI4MED, Medical University Graz
* Juha Kaario, Nokia, FI
* Mirette Kangas, YLE New Media, FI
* Katri Lietsala Gemilo OY, FI
* Timo Ojala, Universit of Oulu, FI
* Daniel Salber, mackey.nl, NL
* Susanne Sperring, Abo Academy, FI
* Joelle Stemp, Yu Centrik, CA
* Riku Suomela, Nokia, FI
* Teija Vainio, TUT, FI
* Robert Wierzbicki, wierzbicki.org, DE
* Roger Zimmermann, National University of Singapore, SG
* Demola students

About the MindTrek Conference
Conference Venue

MindTrek takes place at Hotel Scandic Rosendahl, in Tampere, Finland. The
organizer of the conference has booked quota for the conference delegates
from this hotel. Please, look for more information on accommodation and
registration later from our website. Please note that the accommodation is
not included in the participation fee. There is also other accommodation
available in Tampere, ranging from modern first-class hotels to smaller
traditional hotels and dormitories. If you select one of these options, you
should make the reservations by yourself with that specific hotel.
MindTrek Conference in General
Jukka Matikainen, +358 (0)40 5336 379, jukka.matikainen (AT) mindtrek.org
www.mindtrek.org [6]
Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Award 2009 MindTrek.org/ubimedia


[1] http://www.mindtrek.org/ubimedia
[2] http://webhotel2.tut.fi/emmi/forum
[3] http://mindtrek.org/ubimedia
[4] http://webhotel2.tut.fi/emmi/forum
[5] http://www.demola.fi 
[6] http://www.mindtrek.org

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