Photography Contest

The Lumen Prize 2023

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Eligibility |

Open to all 18+

Entry Fees |

Between $32 and $40

Prizes |

Cash Prize
The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created with technology through a global competition. Now in its 12th year, it has distributed more than 100,000 USD in prize money and created opportunities with partners worldwide for artists who have been longlisted, shortlisted or won Lumen Awards.

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. Artists can use any equipment, there is no limit.

The judging of the Lumen Prize is done in two stages. The longlist is determined by our International Selectors Committee, made up of academics, curators and art critics. This longlist is reviewed by our Jury Panel, who select the finalists and winners of each category.

There are 12 award categories this year, with a prize fund of 14,500 USD. Shortlisted artists are eligible for the Lumen Gold Award with a 4,000 USD cash prize and there is a free-to-enter Student Award with a cash prize of 500 USD.