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Winners of the EuroPrix MultiMedia Art 1998

A romance told with one of the oldest of media, love letters, has won one of Europe's leading prizes for high-tech content creation, the EuroPrix MultiMedia Art 98 prize.

"Ceremony of Innocence" won the prize for REAL World Multimedia Ltd of the United Kingdom, which picked u...
A romance told with one of the oldest of media, love letters, has won one of Europe's leading prizes for high-tech content creation, the EuroPrix MultiMedia Art 98 prize.

"Ceremony of Innocence" won the prize for REAL World Multimedia Ltd of the United Kingdom, which picked up their prize during a gala event in Vienna on 29 November 1998.

The EuroPrix MultiMedia Art 1998 was an initiative of the Austrian Ministry for Economic Affairs on the occasion of Austria's first EU presidency and supported by the European Commission's Directorate-General XII/E in the framework of support for the European multimedia industry. The prize was designed to improve the conditions for combining creativity, cultural diversity and new technologies.

"Ceremony of Innocence" is a mysterious love story, told through an interactive correspondence of 70 postcards and letters. The story is based upon the "Griffin and Sabine" trilogy by Nick Bantock and internationally renowned actors and actresses such as Paul McGann, Isabella Rossellini and Ben Kingsley guide the user through the story. The jury described "Ceremony of Innocence" as "a very special product which moves multimedia beyond what is generally expected and seen on the market, especially in terms of innovative content, quality user engagement and marketability".

In addition to the overall winner there were five winners of the EuroPrix different categories as well as the winner of the Students' Award. Two contributors received a recognition for special achievements.

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