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The Lumen Prize Exhibition Award 2013
The Lumen Prize Exhibition is an international award that celebrates the very best fine art created digitally. Our goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting, emerging genre of fine art that can travel across borders effortlessly and be enjoyed in a wide range of venues – from galleries and museums in the world’s biggest cities to outdoor public spaces in urban and rural environments.
Work submitted for this competition 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.
The competition aims to reach a growing, global public that is increasingly interested in art created with the latest technology. We intend to promote the most compelling work of well-known artists working with this technology as well as young artists who would otherwise not have access to a global audience.
It is our belief that the power of art can promote both change and social progress. In addition to accepting entries from anywhere in the world, we will also seek out artists in low income and conflict-affected countries and communities. To assist in this outreach, we are working with Peace Direct, a registered charity, which has links to local arts and cultural groups in many of these areas.
The Lumen Jury is seeking fine art of exceptional merit, originality, and artistic talent created in part or in full with the use of an app or software. Artists may choose to create their entries through the use of graphic design, animation, illustration, digital photography and/or non-narrative time-based work.
Entry fees are US$40 for two jpegs with a file size limit of 1MB or, if an entry contains moving elements, two URL links to time-based work with maximum length of 30 seconds. If selected for the short-list, artists will be invited to send their work at its original size and/or length. There is no limit to how many times you can enter.
The Lumen Prize Exhibition has been launched by Treberfydd Foundation Ltd, a not-for-profit company registered in Wales, UK. Any surplus, after costs, will go to Peace Direct, our partner charity, supporting its vital work with local peacebuilders around the world. Artists working in certain countries where Peace Direct is active will be able to enter the contest for free.
Entries are welcome from anywhere in the world.
This year, entrants will be competing for a prize fund of US $5250 as well as a place in the Lumen Prize Exhibition.
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.
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.