The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology

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.

All submitted artworks will be reviewed by at least two members of our International Selectors Committee.

Up to 70 artists will become finalists, whose work will then be reviewed by the Jury Panel. There will be nine total prize winners.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Finalists may be eligible for the following awards, which run parallel to the 2024 categories.

$7,500 Lumen Gold Award

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.  

$1,000 BCS Award

For art which explores or has an educational or positive impact on an individual or an audience’s experience with technology.

Sponsor: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

$1,000 Kunstsilo Award

For art created with technology by an artist or collective from Nordic Countries including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland


$1,000 Carla Rapoport Award

For art which explores or shines a light on underrepresented people, ideas or groups.

Lumen for Students

$500 Student Award

Art entered in this award must adhere to one of the 2024 Lumen Prize categories.

We have 100 free to enter places in the Student Award. You must be enrolled in a B.A, M.A or equivalent course to enter.

Please use your University email to enter and upload a scan of your student ID as part of your submission.

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.

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