The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology 2024

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The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology 2024

The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology 2024 is now open for entries!

The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology 2024: The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology 2024, international annual juried competition now in its twelfth year is calling for entries and like every year celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world.

About Competition


The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology, every year organised by Lumen Art Projects, is calling all artists engaging with technology to submit their best work for 2024.

This prize celebrates the very best art created with technology through a global competition, exhibitions.

All art is eligible as long as it engages with technology in some form. You do not need to be a digital artist or be able to design software to enter.

There are the five categories which you may enter in 2024.

The 2024 rewards list includes:

Lumen Gold Award: $7,500 — The Gold Award is for the artist or collective whose work is judged by the jury panel to be exceptional. The winner of this award is chosen as the best work across all categories.
Kunstsilo Award: $1,000 — For art created with technology by an artist or collective from Nordic Countries including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland
BCS Award: $1,000 — For work which explores or has an educational or positive impact on an individual or an audience’s experience with technology.
Carla Rapoport Award: $1,000 — This award is for an artist or collective to create a new work that shines a light on under-represented people, ideas or groups. More details here.
Still Image: $1,500 — For 2D work using any digital process. Including algorithmic art, generated/graphic imagery, A.I generated imagery, photo-manipulation, plotter/drawing machine imagery, generative imagery, XR generated imagery, and 3D scanner/lidar imagery.
Moving Image: $1,500 — For time-based work using any digital process that is narrative or non-narrative. Including but not limited to, animation, CGI, real-time CG, generative visuals, A.I generated visuals, video art, video game cutscenes, machinima, and music videos.
Interactive Immersive: $1,500 — For 3D work that engages with audiences through sound, touch or movement. Including but not limited to, installation, sculpture, robotics, games, apps, performance, XR, virtual worlds, projection, theatre projects or web projects.
Futures: $1,500 — For work that explores relationships between society and technology. Including but not limited to, the use of A.I., robotics, human computer interaction, quantum technology or bio and sustainable tech.
Impact: $1,500 — For art created with technology that addresses socioeconomic, cultural, and humanitarian issues. Including but not limited to, community involved or initiated projects, open-source projects, cross-border cooperation or democracy and governance centred projects.

There is no limit on the age of a submitted work.

The judging of the Lumen Prize will be done in two stages. The longlist is determined by the International Selectors Committee of curators, artists and academics. This longlist is then reviewed by the Jury Panel, who select the Shortlist and Award Winners.

Up to 70 artists are longlisted annually and are automatically included in the Lumen Artist Community.

Note! Entry opens 7 March 2024.


Submission requirements


You are required to submit a primary image or video that best represents your work. You are able to upload three supporting images. Videos should be hosted on Youtube or Vimeo.





Eligibility


The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology 2023 is open to artists from around the world.



Prize


These are the five categories which you may enter in 2024, each with a $1,500 prize. Up to 70 artists will become finalists, whose work will then be reviewed by the Jury Panel. There are nine total awards, with a collective prize fund of $18,000.



Entry fees


The entry fee starts from $32 during the Early bird entries (7th March — 31st March 2024) period and varies based on the number of entries. The base fee covers two entries.
The Student Award is free to enter and a total of 100 entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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