The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology is a global competition that celebrates the very best art created with digital processes. Our annual juried competition draws entries from artists worldwide and has given away more than US$80,000 in prize money since its launch in 2012. The competition is run by Lumen Art Projects, a not-for-profit based in the UK, which provides opportunities for longlisted, shortlisted and winning Lumen artists through its links with cultural venues, festivals and museums globally.
The judging of the Lumen Prize is done in two stages. The longlist is determined by our International Selectors Committee of curators, art specialists and academics. This longlist is then reviewed by an eminent Jury Panel, who select the finalists and winners.
2020 Jury Panel
Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator, Whitney Museum, New York City
Ben Vickers, CTO, the Serpentine Galleries, London
Foteini Aravani, Digital Curator, Museum of London
Melanie Lenz, Digital Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Nathan Ladd, Assistant Curator, Tate Britain
The Lumen Prize has a total prize fund of $11,500 presented across nine award categories.
Gold Award – $4000
Moving Image Award – $1000
Still Image Award – $1000
3D/Interactive Award – $1000
XR Award – $1000
The BCS AI Award – $1000
The Global South Award – $1000
The Nordic Award – $1000
The Photomonitor Student Award – $500
There will also be the opportunity to be curated into our Directors Showcase at The Cello Factory, London from 28-31st October, 2020.
All longlisted and shortlisted artists are eligible to take part in a range of opportunities as part of our awards programme.
This programme includes an Awards Ceremony at the Barbican Centre for Performing Arts, London on 22 October 2020 followed by a networking event with Jack Addis, Director of Lumen Prize. The following day is an Artists’ Meet-up with Carla Rapoport, Lumen’s Founder and Executive Director and Artists Talks at IBM Southbank, London. There will also be the opportunity to be curated into our Directors Showcase in London in October.
Artists are required to submit the following:
With each work you upload you will be given three additional slots where you can upload up to three supporting images of the same work. Please make it clear when uploading whether it is a primary work or a supporting image.
From the submitted applications approximately 60 works will be selected for the Longlist.
Due to the COVID-19 Virus and its impact on artists globally, Lumen has dropped its entry fee from US$48.00 for two works and US$24.00 for each additional work to $38.00 for two works and US$19 for each additional work. A not-for-profit organisation, Lumen receives no outside funding. All entry fees go directly towards the prizes and our Awards Programme. If you have already entered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your refund.
Please note that we have now reached the threshold for free student entries for 2020. Students are still welcome to enter for all the main categories for the reduced entry fee of $38.00 for two works and US$19 for each additional work.
|13.02.20||Call for Entries Open|
|15.06.20||Call for Entries Closes - Extended One Month due to COVID-19|
|08.20||Longlist announced online|
|09.09.20||Shortlist Announced at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, London|
|22.10.20||Awards Ceremony at the Barbican Centre, London|
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