The deadline for submitting applications for the PIARS (Premio Internazionale Arti Sonore) is the end of January. Winners in four categories (sound art, experimental music, acousmatics and soundscapes) receive €500, and one artist from the shortlist will be released by FRATT09 records.
Read about the conditions and definitions of each category here. Winners will be notified in May. PIARS is open to artists over 18, and multiple entries are accepted, although there is a registration fee of €25 (for the first piece of work, then €15 each).
The juries for each of the four categories are as follows: Sound art: Max Eastey, Robin Rimbaud (Scanner) and Taylor Deupree; Experimental music: David Toop, Gunter Muller, Rhodri Davies; Acousmatics: Lionel Marchetti, Christian Calon and Elio Martusciello; Soundscapes: Peter Cusack, Justin Bennett and Olivia Block.
More details here.