Digital art competition The Lumen Prize, an international award that celebrates artists working with technology, is now in its 6th year and soon opening the call for entries for 2017.
The competition is open for art works which engage with technology in some form.
Artists may submit works created, at least in part, on tablets, digital cameras, smartphones or computers.
Entries using animation techniques, CGI and moving-image software to produce 3D, interactive and time-based works with or without sound are all welcome. Works which use gaming technology, VR, AR, a website or an app are also eligible for entry.
Since it's launch in 2012, The Lumen Prize has staged more than 25 shows and events globally, as well as well-attended symposiums and seminars. As of 2017, Lumen – dubbed 'the world’s pre-eminent digital art prize' by the Guardian Culture Blog – will have disbursed nearly 55,000 USD in prize money to digital arts globally.
Entry fee for this competition is 45 USD for two jpegs with a file size limit of 1MB or, if an entry contains moving elements, two URL links to time-based work with maximum length of 30 seconds. If selected for the short-list, artists will be invited to send their work at its original size and/or length.
Entry to the Student Prize is free!
This competition is open to artists anywhere in the world.
Entrants will be eligible to win a place on the 2017 Lumen Prize Exhibition, which will travel to venues in Europe, the US and Asia, as well as one of eight cash prizes worth a total of 10,000 USD.
Moreover, the top 100 works will win a place in the Lumen Prize Online Gallery and be eligible for the People's Choice Award.
The total prize fund will be divided to:
The Gold Award ($3,000),
Moving Image ($1,000),
Still Image ($1,000),
Virtual Reality / Mixed Reality ($1,000),
Founder’s Award ($750),
Meural Student Prize ($500),
People’s Choice Award ($250).