Submissions are reviewed by a jury panel, co-chaired by Shannon Linde from EQ Bank and Karina Iskandarsjah from Trinity Square Video, with three invited guests from the digital arts community. Learn more about the 2022 guest judges below.

Jeremy Bailey is a Toronto-based self-proclaimed Famous New Media Artist. “Since the early noughties Bailey has ploughed a compelling, and often hilarious, road through the various developments of digital communications technologies.”(Morgan Quaintance, Rhizome)  Bailey has performed and exhibited all over the world, from bathrooms in Buffalo to museums in Moscow. 

A producer at the NFB’s North West Studio in Winnipeg, Niki Little is of Anishininew (Oji-Cree) and British ancestry, and originally from Garden Hill First Nation, Manitoba. From 2019 to 2021, she served as Artistic Director of imagineNATIVE, after leading the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition. She is also one of the founding members of The Ephemerals collective and has worked for more than 12 years in the arts and culture sector, producing large-scale creations conceived from an Indigenous and community perspective.

Photo: Kali Spitzer

Alvin Luong works with stories of human migration, land, and dialogues from diasporic working class communities to create artworks that reflect upon historical development and its intimate effects on the lives of people. Luong has shown and screened artworks at the Images Festival (Toronto), Boers-Li Gallery (Beijing), Gudskul (Jakarta), and The Polygon Gallery (Vancouver). The artist has held research and resident artist appointments at the Inside-Out Art Museum (Beijing), HB Station Contemporary Art Research Center (Guangzhou), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto).