The Prize

Thanks to all the artists from all over the world who entered our 2018 Call for Entries. The International Selection Committee is now busy reviewing the works, The Longlist will be published on August 1 when the vote for People’s Choice Award opens.

Finalists will be announced on September 1. Winners will be revealed on September 27th at the Frontline Club in London and live on Facebook. Stay tuned!

Next Steps

August 1-31st

People's Choice Vote Open

For a whole month, vote on your favorite longlisted artists.

September 1st

2018 Shortlist Published

September 27th

Winners Announced at the Frontline Club

February 2019

Call for Entries Open


Gold Award


Moving Image Award


Still Image Award


3D/Interactive Award


VR/AR Award


Founder’s Award


People’s Choice Award


The BCS AI Award


The Meural Student Award


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.

Bruce Wands

Chair emeritus of the School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, MFA computer art department

Bruce is a widely-exhibited artist, author of ‘Art of the Digital Age’ and director of the New York Digital Salon.

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.

Carla Gannis

Professor, Pratt Institute, department of digital arts

An internationally-recognised visual artist working with digital media, Carla Gannis is based in New York and professor at the Pratt Institute in the department of digital arts. Since 2003, she has had 20 solo exhibits, many of which carry her common conceptual elements of power, sexuality and storytelling. Carla won the 2016 Lumen Founder’s award.

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.