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Now in its second year, The Lumen Prize is a global competition and world tour for the best fine art created digitally.

The jury will be looking for digitally-created works of exceptional merit and originality. These may be 2D or time-based and may incorporate digital painting and drawing apps or techniques used to create graphic design, illustrations and/or animation. Entrants may also use CGI and/or moving-image software to produce 3-D and/or interactive time-based works with or without sound.

Photography is permitted where digital photo-manipulation is an intrinsic part of the work. Work must be created, at least in part, on tablets, digital cameras, smartphones or computers. Traditional work can be part of the creative process, but the output must be digital rather than physical.

Entry for The Lumen Prize Exhibition 2013 is now open.

All entrants are eligible to win:

  • Cash prizes worth a total of US$5250
  • A place in the Lumen Online Gallery
  • A place in The Lumen Prize Exhibition which will tour the world from autumn of 2013.

Cash Prizes

The Lumen Prize Winner will receive US$3000. The runner-up will be awarded US$1000 and the third-place Finalist will win US$750. The winners, as well as those selected for the Lumen Prize Exhibition, will be determined by an international Jury Panel of artists, academics and critics. Please click here to see the full list.

People’s Choice of US$250 will be awarded to the winner of an open vote of the 100 works chosen for the Lumen Online Gallery.

The Founder’s Prize of US$250 will be awarded by Lumen’s CEO and Founder, Carla Rapoport. Any submission to the contest will be eligible for this award.

Gallery & Exhibition

The Lumen Online Gallery will be announced in September, 2013 and the Lumen Prize Exhibition 50 will be announced in early October. A shortlist of 20 works will be announced shortly thereafter, followed by the announcement of the winners in mid-October.

 
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