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The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology 2024

The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology is calling all artists engaging with technology to prepare their best work and enter the competition for 2024.

The Prize celebrates and promotes artists working with technology globally through its annual juried competition and exhibitions. All art is eligible as long as it engages with technology in some form.

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.

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.

The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology competition is organized by Lumen Art Projects.

The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology 2024 – Entry Fees

The entry fee starts from $42 and varies based on the number of entries. The base fee covers two entries. Early bird entries (7th March — 31st March 2024) are discounted and start at $32 for two works.

The Student Award is free to enter and a total of 100 entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.