Hints & Tips For Entering The Lumen Prize Competiton

Thinking about entering your digital art into The Lumen Prize Exhibition, but want a little guidance?

Read on for some handy tips…



For example an iPad painting, digital collage, photo-manipulation, glitch/fractal art or similar
• The formats we accept are JPG and PNG only.
• The file size of your image cannot be more than 1MB.
• Please note that if your work is based on digital photography, you must have used an app or computer software programme as part of your creative process. If you are unsure about whether your work qualifies, please contact



For example animation or video
• Work must be uploaded onto Vimeo or Youtube, and the link provided as part of your submission
• A still of the work must be provided, no more than 1MB in jpg or png format
• While the organisers do not have a time limit for the work, it is recommended that if your piece exceeds 5 minutes, you take a 2 – 5 minute clip of your work for the purposes of the judging process. If you are selected for The Lumen Online Gallery, you will be asked to provide the full length, high-resolution video in .mp4 or .mov format for the final round of judging.



For example creative coding, web/net art, interactive installation, app art or similar

Interactive work is welcomed to be submitted to the Lumen Prize. It can be submitted in the following ways:

• If your work is web-based you can provide us with the URL and a jpeg still image
• If you work is reliant on specific, purpose-built technology, you can submit a video demonstrating or explaining your work or project.


For 3D printed work, digitally-designed textile art or similar
• For 3D work created digitally, a video of the work from all angles would be welcome. Alternatively, a still-image of the work is also acceptable, with a clear description of how the work was created.
• On some occasions, it is possible to incorporate the actual devices used/work into our exhibition spaces, depending on size and cost. To receive more details on how we can help you show your work, please contact with the specifics of your project.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: