News – Prompted Peculiar – International AI Prize 2023
Ballarat International Foto Biennale invites entries to Prompted Peculiar International AI Prize
Move into the future through BIFB’s Prompted Peculiar — International AI Prize 2023 and explore what happens when you give artificial intelligence a series of prompts to make images.
Prompted Peculiar is BIFB’s inaugural AI prize. Entries are now open and finalists will be selected by an international judging panel, including AI artist Boris Eldagsen and Una Rey, Editor, Artlink Magazine and Vanessa Gerrans, CEO, BIFB. The Jury shortlist of AI images will be exhibited during the festival from 22 September to 22 October 2023 and festival visitors are invited to cast their vote for the People’s Choice award.
The inaugural Prompted Peculiar — International AI Prize brings us squarely into the world of images generated by prompting Artificial Intelligence to create art.
This is a global competition that offers a $2000 prize to the overall winner and $1000 to the People’s Choice award.
As new technology impacts visual culture, Prompted Peculiar is an invitation to debate where this new art of ‘promptography’ belongs.
The term ‘promptography’ was coined this year when photographer Boris Eldagsen turned down first prize in the creative open category of the Sony World Photography Awards this year, because his image ‘The Electrician’ was generated by AI, and in his words, was ‘not photography’.
Prize winners will be announced Sunday, 8 October at 2pm in Ballarat.
Boris Eldagsen, AI artist
Una Rey, Editor, Artlink Magazine
Vanessa Gerrans, CEO, BIFB
The Prompted Peculiar exhibition will be on view from 22 September–22 October, 10am–5pm daily at BAaD Gallery & Events, 737 Sturt Street in Ballarat.
People’s Choice Award voting opens Friday 22 September, closing Saturday 7 October.