"The JavaArtist of the Year Award will be given this year again to one or several outstanding artists working with Internet based media. The winners will be selected not only from the artists participating in the competition, but can also independantly nominated by the jury members."
"The award will be given this year for the first time in physical space during the award ceremony of Computer Space Festival Sofia in October 2003."
"Award winners of the previous years are: JavaArtist of the Year 2002: Calin Man, media artist from Romania. JavaArtists of the Year 2001: MEZ - Mary Anne Breeze (Australia) Jody Zellen (USA) and late Tiia Johannson (Estonia) who died at a young age nearly one year ago in Tallinn (Estonia)."(JavaMuseum: NewMediaArtProject2003)