This year, the online category for the PIPA Prize, which begins on June 30th, has new policies regarding the voting system and the awards. Created in 2010, its aim is to “include, give visibility and promote artists whose institutional presence is not yet widespread,” in the words of the PIPA Institute curator Luiz Camillo Osorio. All the artists of the current edition can participate, but it is not obligatory. This year, 57 out of the 67 artists will take part in the competition.
As in the previous editions, PIPA Online is divided in two shifts. The 1st round goes from June 30th through July 07th. Only the artists who reach a minimum of 500 votes in the 1st round are able to participate in the 2nd round. Once the 1st round ends, all votes are zeroed. The counting begins again by the beginning of the second round which, in 2019, takes place from July 14th through 21st.
In 2019, a new voting system was implemented aiming to improve the safety and control over fraudes during the process: until last year, the voting was associated to the user’s faceboook account. In this edition, it will be done via email. It’s simple: by clicking the “vote” button on the selected artist’s page, the visitor must enter their email, to where a verification code will be sent. After copying and pasting the code into the voting window on the site, you will need to confirm a captcha (a simple security question) and then your vote is registered!
The system of three minimum mandatory votes, established in 2018, still remains this year. Once you have validated your email on the first vote, you do not have to redo the email verification process for the other two required votes – simply enter the page of the chosen artists and click “vote” that your vote will be automatically registered.
This year, PIPA Online will award only one artist: the most voted artist by the end of the the 2nd round receives a donation of R$ 15.000,00.
Take a moment to re-visit the winners of the online category over last the nine editions:
PIPA Online 2010 – Ana Paula Oliveira
PIPA Online 2011 – Iuri Sarmento
PIPA Online 2012 – Berna Reale and Tinho
PIPA Online 2013 – Shima and Marco Antonio Portela
PIPA Online 2014 – Diego de Santos and Paulo Nimer Pjota
PIPA Online 2015 – Luciana Magno and Ana Ruas
PIPA Online 2016 – Jaider Esbell and Arissana Pataxó
PIPA Online 2017 – Jorge Luiz Fonseca and Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi
PIPA Online 2018 – Íris Helena and Babu 78
PIPA Online 2018 Calendar
June 30th – 1st round of PIPA Online begins
July 07th – End of PIPA Online’s 1st round
July 14th – PIPA Online’s 2nd round begins
July 21st – End of PIPA Online 2nd round
July 22nd – PIPA Online Winner announcement
Meet the 56 artistis participating in PIPA Online:
(PIPA Online 2015)