LUMEN Prize for Art and Technology

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24 October 2019
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Calling all artists engaging with technology

The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology​ celebrates and promotes artists working with technology globally through its annual juried competition and exhibitions.
Now in its 8th year, The Lumen Prize has already awarded over $70,000 in prize money.

Through Lumen Art Projects, they have staged over 45 exhibitions in 15 cities worldwide, including London, New York, Shanghai, St Petersburg, Beijing, Cardiff and Athens.

Prize Fund in 2019 is $11,000. The 2019 Prizes are:

  • Gold Award ($4000): The Gold Award goes to the artist whose work is judged to be exceptional across all categories.
  • Moving Image ($1000): For excellence in time-based artwork, including animation, CGI, generative or video art; narrative or non-narrative works.
  • Still Image ($1000)
  • XR ($1000): For excellence in Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality art.
  • 3D/Interactive Award ($1000): For excellence in engaging with audiences through sound, touch or movement, including games, installations, websites or 3D sculptures.
  • The BCS Artificial Intelligence Award ($1000)
  • The Rapoport Award for Women in Art and Technology ($1000)
  • Photomonitor Student Prize ($500)
  • People’s Choice Award ($500)

All longlisted artists, finalists and award winners are eligible for Lumen exhibitions, commissions and events.

  • FAQ Page
  • Fees: There is an administration fee of US$48 to enter which covers two entries. Any additional artwork is US$24. As a not-for-profit based in the UK, all entry fees go directly towards the prizes and events programme.
  • Submission STARTS: 15 Feb
  • Deadline: 3 May 5 May (Midnight, CET) 2019

Further Key Dates:
August 1, 2019: Longlist Announced / September 1, 2019: Shortlist Announced / October 24, 2019: Award Ceremony


About Lumen Prize:

The Lumen Prize and Lumen Arts Projects were founded by Carla Rapoport, a financial journalist who moved into arts management in 2010. Carla’s goal is to widen the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of art created with technology while widening the opportunities for artists working in this field globally.



Event Dates

  • 24 October 2019