The first NonStopMedia festival was held in 2003, and it was needed for the city and for Ukraine because there was no other competition of that kind for young artists. It was before the time the Pinchuk Prize or MUH contest appeared. There were young artists, but there were no means to show their work. The second NonStopMedia festival took place in 2004, and it was decided to make it a biennial event. In 2018 it was already the ninth edition that we held. The format of the festival has been changing throughout its history. However, each time the basis of the festival is an exhibition of the winners of the competition, held at different venues: from galleries to shopping centers.