The Prize

We’re pleased to announce that Lumen’s 8th Call for Entries is now open. To get started, click here.

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


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.

3D/Interactive Award


For excellence in engaging with audiences through sound, touch or movement, including games, installations, websites or 3D sculptures.

XR Award


For excellence in Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality art.

The BCS AI Award


For excellent in the use of some form of artificial intelligence to produce an outstanding piece of art. Click here for more details. Sponsored by the BCS – Chartered Institute for IT.

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 (either cis or transgender). The winner will be chosen from the Lumen Shortlist.

Jury panel

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.

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.

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.

Ben Vickers

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.

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