Lumen’s 2019 Call for Entries is now closed. The 2020 Call will open on February 15th.
We’ll be announcing our Longlist at the end of July and voting for the People’s Choice Award will open in August. Our awards will be presented in on October 24th at the Barbican Centre, London, as part of our awards programme.
People's Choice Vote Opens
September 1, 2019
People's Choice Vote Closes
2019 Awards Ceremony
2019 Awards Artist Talks
2019 Awards Exhibition
The Gold Award goes to the artist whose work is judged to be exceptional across all categories.
Moving Image Award
For excellence in time-based artwork, including animation, CGI, generative or video art; narrative or non-narrative works.
Still Image Award
For outstanding work using digital processes in its creation, including photo-manipulation, 3D renders, or drawings created on phones, tablets or PCs using digital software.
For excellence in engaging with audiences through sound, touch or movement, including games, installations, websites or 3D sculptures.
For excellence in Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality art.
The Photomonitor Student Award
For excellence in Still or Moving Image created by a student currently enrolled in a degree programme in the arts. Learn more here.
People’s Choice Award
Determined by an public vote of the Lumen Prize Longlist which opens in mid August.
The Rapoport Award for Women in Art & Tech
Recognising excellence in art created with technology by a woman. The winner will be chosen from the Lumen Shortlist. Please click here for more details.
The judging of the Lumen Prize is done in two stages. The longlist is determined by our International Selectors Committee of curators, artists and academics. This longlist is then reviewed by the Jury Panel, who select the finalists and winners.
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.
Creative Director Future Everything
Currently Creative Director at FutureEverything, a leading cultural facilitator organisation at the intersection of art, design, science and digital. Previously Digital Programmes Manager at the V&A, Irini has been responsible for the annual Digital Design Weekend festival, one of London’s leading digital art events.
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.
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.
CTO, the Serpentine Galleries, London
Ben Vickers is a curator, writer, explorer, publisher, technologist and luddite. He is CTO at The Serpentine Galleries in London, co-founder of Ignota Books and an initiator of the open-source monastic order unMonastery.
Professor, Computing, Goldsmiths University, UK
A pioneering games designer and generative computer artist, William specialises is evolutionary art, graphics, video games and generative art. His work has been shown around the world and shortlisted twice for the Lumen Prize.