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Lumen Prize Announces Increased 2024 Fund & Opens Global Digital Art Submissions

The Lumen Prize, celebrated for its dedication to recognising the pinnacle of digital and technologically-driven art, is thrilled to open its 13th annual Call for Entries, beginning March 7th at 17:00 BST.

Since its establishment in 2012, The Lumen Prize, alongside Lumen Art Projects, has been a key player in fostering the global appreciation and understanding of digital art. Lumen’s mission is straightforward: to build an international platform that eradicates geographical barriers and champions artists from around the world.

“Lumen is more than just an award; it’s a gateway to a world of opportunities…from collaborations, exhibitions, commissions, and events organized by Lumen [Studios] globally. The commitment to artist development is evident in every aspect of the prize,” Carla Rapoport, the founder of Lumen, elucidated.

This year, The Lumen Prize is elated to disclose a total prize pool of $18,000, distributed across five key categories:

  • Still Image – $1,500 Prize Fund
  • Interactive Immersive – $1,500 Prize Fund
  • Impact – $1,500 Prize Fund
  • Moving Image – $1,500 Prize Fund
  • Futures – $1,500 Prize Fund

Furthermore, the award includes four special accolades, chosen by the jury:

  • Lumen Gold Award – $7,500 Prize Fund
  • BCS Award – $1,000 Prize Fund (Sponsor: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT)
  • Kunstsilo Award – $1,000 Prize Fund (Sponsor: KUNSTSILO)
  • Carla Rapoport Award – $1,000 Prize Fund 

The competition welcomes artists globally to submit their works, offering a platform to display their ingenuity and innovation at the nexus of art and technology. Lumen has previously acknowledged trailblazers in digital art such as Refik Anadol, Casey Reas, and Operator for their revolutionary works in the tech-art domain.

The 2024 Call for Entries kicks off on March 7th at 17:00 BST, with an Early Bird Entry period from March 7 to March 31, priced at $25 per entry, before increasing to $35 per entry from March 31 to May 25.

For comprehensive details, submission instructions, and the latest news, please visit www.lumenprize.com or contact [email protected].

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