The Prize

With the 2018 winners now announced, we’re pleased to announce that Lumen’s 8th Call for Entries will open on February 15th, 2019. Check back in January for more details!

Next Steps

February 15, 2019

Call for Entries Open

May 3, 2019

Call for Entries Close

August 1, 2019

Longlist Announced

September 1, 2019

Shortlist Announced


Gold Award


Moving Image Award


Still Image Award


Interactive Award


VR/AR Award


People’s Choice Award


The BCS AI Award


The Meural Student Award


The Rapoport Award for Women in Digital Art


Jury panel

The judging of the Lumen Prize is done in two stages. The longlist is determined by our international selection committee of curators, artists and academics. This longlist is then reviewed by the judging panel, who select the finalists and winners.

Foteini Aravani

Digital curator at the Museum of London

Foteini develops the museum’s digital collecting activities and identifies opportunities for acquiring digital material to enhance and enrich the museum’s collections.

Louise Lawson

Conservation Manager, Time-Based Media, Tate

Louise manages Time-Based Media conservation at Tate, one of the world’s leading contemporary art institutions, which owns Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. Louise plays a leading role in developing the conservation specialism of Time-Based Media, supporting R&D in standards of care.

Irini Papadimitriou

Digital programmes manager, V&A Museum, London, and head of new media arts, Watermans, London

Irini runs digital programmes for the V&A, the world’s largest art and design museum, and manages its ‘Digital Design Weekends’. She also curates regular digital art shows for Watermans arts centre in west London.

Fei Jun

Head of media lab at China's Central Academy of Fine Arts

Based in Beijing, Fei Jun is the head of the media lab and professor in interactive media art at China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), curator of the Beijing Media Art Biennale and a working artist. His art and design work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and has received many awards.