How To Enter

  • How do I enter?

    The 2016 Call for Entries closed on June 5th. Registration for the 2017 Competition will open on March 15, 2017.

  • What does it cost?

    It's US$45 for 2 works and US$22.50 for each additional work. A not-for-profit organisation, Lumen receives no outside funding. All entry fees go directly towards the prizes and global tour.

  • What are the prizes?

    On September 29th, at the 2016 Lumen Winners' Gala at Hackney House, London, Lumen will award prizes in the following categories: Lumen Prize Gold Award,  Moving Image, Still Image,  3D/Sculpture, Interactive, Games Art, Mixed Reality, Games and Web-based art. The Founder's Award is given for work which uniquely engages audiences and the People's Choice Award is chosen via an open ballet of the longlist. 

  • What art is eligible?

    All art is eligible as long as it engages with technology in some form. If you have any questions regarding whether your work suits The Lumen Prize please email

  • What if my work is site specific?

    It's still eligible for the tour - we can show a documentation video of your work, if selected, or use a model or scaled down version for the tour.

  • What kind of equipment can artists use?

    Artists can use any equipment, there is no limit. Traditional work can be part of the creative process, but we do not accept digitised versions of traditional work.

  • How does the Lumen Prize work?

    In September, Lumen announces this year's winners, exhibiting the winners and shortlisted works in London. The tour an ever evolving program of events, that takes place around the world; these events include exhibitions, seminars and festivals. See our past exhibitions page for what we have been upto. 

  • Who judges the top prizes?

    The longlist will be reviewed by an eminent international jury panel - including Doug Dodds, senior curator of the V&A Museum in London - which will select the top prize winners. 

  • How does the judging work?

    All works are reviewed by an International Selection Committee, headed by Foteini Arvani, Digital Curator, Museum of London, and made up of art specialists, including curators, writers and academics. This group selects the 2016 Lumen Longlist which opens for a public vote for the People's Choice Award. The longlist then goes before our eminent Jury Panel for selection of the Shortlist and Winners.