Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards

MindTrek is over and so are the Winner Workshop and the announcement of the winners. The final ranking and prize money amounts are as follows:
1. Selective Inductive Powering System (SIPS) 2 500 €
2. Junkyard Jumbotron 2 000 €
3. Cubodo 1 500 €

Congratulations to all!


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Check out the blog post about Ubimedia Awards


3 Winners - 3 Ubimedia Perspectives

We are happy to invite you to the Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards 2011 Winner Workshop. The three nominees of this year's competition present their work.

New Factory (Väinö Linnan aukio 15, Tampere) on Wednesday 28.9.2011 at 13:00-16:00

You can be part of a lively discussion on the future of ubiquitous media!

We got "Cubodo", a ubiquitous game playing with scarcity of virtual artifacts and social communication. There is "Junkyard Jumbotron", showing how not only you, but as well your devices can make friends. And finally we got "Selective Inductive Powering System", turning simple paper into an interactive device. All these projects have their own, exciting answers to the guiding question of the Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards, namely:
What is the genuine aesthetic experience of ubiquitous media?
What is the specific intelligence behind future media environments?
How will location- and context-aware media services change our society and social life?

We look forward to seeing you at the Ubimedia Winner Workshop. And make it sure to bring your questions, thoughts and enthusiasm for Ubimedia along ;-).

Further information: Ville Luotonen, ville.luotonen ( at )


The final three has been revealed.
Check the finalists from press release "Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards 2011 - Winners".


Deadline of the call has been extended to July 15th 2011!

The concept of Ubiquitous Media gives ground to a new world of ideas. But at the same time, this world is yet to be concretized. I see this award as a chance to see visions materialize and am very much looking forward to see the results.”
– Kai Kasugai, Member of Jury, Winner of Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards 2010

In my PhD work I think about giving objects perceptive capabilities to explore new ways of interacting with the spaces we live in. How do we understand and interact with systems that disappear in the background and we don't directly control any longer?
– Eva Deckers, Member of Jury, Finalist of Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards 2010

The 5th Nokia Ubimedia Awards competition seeks to broaden our understanding of where and how ubiquitous media will influence our future life. We are looking for disruptive artistic visions as well as clever near-to-market solutions off the beaten tracks! This includes any range of innovative ubimedia, pervasive, or ambient products and services. The Ubimedia Award is a highly interdisciplinary competition and we invite Designers, Computer Scientists, Artists, Economists and Engineers to take a stand on the following questions with their entries:

What is the particular aesthetic experience opened up by the rise of ubiquitous and ambient media?
What constitutes the specific intelligence that drives future media environments?
How will location- and context-aware media services change our social life?
How will our future lives look like in the era of ubiquitous computation, and how can society benefit from these advanced technologies?

The total award sum for the Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Award is 6 000€.
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 fulfilled.

Valid competition entries include:

- Pervasive and ubiquitous games
- Ambient installations
- Artistic works related to ubiquitous media and computation
- Business models and management strategies
- 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
- Any other inspiring work  in the broad context of ubiquitous media 

To be inspired, please take a look at the entries from previous years

All ubiquitous, pervasive, or ambient media products, services or prototypes which have been finalized during the previous year after 1st January 2010 are eligible to take part in the competition.

How to participate?

Please check the child pages of this page:


Competition deadline is July 15th 2011

Have questions about the competition?
Please contact: ubiaward ( at )

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