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  • Gold Award


    The top award, the Lumen Prize Gold, goes to the artist whose work is judged to be exceptional across all categories.

  • Moving Image Award


    For time-based artwork, including animation, generative or video art; narrative or non-narrative works.

  • Still Image Award


    For any work that uses digital processes in its creation, including photo-manipulation, 3D renders, or drawings created on phones, tablets or PCs using digital software. 


  • VR/AR Award


    For Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality art. 

  • 3D/Sculpture Award


    For any sculpture that uses digital process in its creation, such as 3D printed sculpture, objects designed digitally, or objects that have a digital input or output.

  • Interactive Award


    For works which engage with audiences through sound, touch or movement, including digitally-created games.

  • Web-Based Award


    For art which is created to be shown online in a web-based environment and open for public view.

  • People's Choice Award


    Determined by an public vote of the Lumen Longlist which opens in August.

  • Founder's Award


    Awarded to an artist whose practice uniquely engages audiences through digital techniques.