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08 Feb 2011

LUMEN_EX 2011 - Deadline February 18

LUMEN_EX Digital Art Awards
University of Extremadura


Prizes: € 7,000 in prizes, divided into two categories: Interactive Digital and Digital Animation short. Artists may be submitted individually or collectively, without limits of age or nation Registration and bases:


University of Extremadura
Plaza de Caldereros
10071 Caceres

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LUMEN_EX Awards 2011 has confirmed the composition of the jury, whose members are all an unquestionable prestige in this field of art. Shall consist of:

> ROBERTA BOSCO: Journalist, specialized in Contemporary Art and Digital Culture.
> JESUS CARRILLO: Head of Public Programs MNCARS - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía -
> ANTONIO FRANCO: Director of MEIAC - Extremadura and Latin American Museum of Contemporary Art in Badajoz -
> PILAR MOGOLLON: Professor of Art History at the University of Extremadura and University Extension exVicecgancellor of UEx.
> JOSE RAMON ACALA: Professor of Graphic Expression Procedures and Technologies of the Image of the University of Castilla-La Mancha. Director of MIDECIANT Cuenca.

Also, we have the confirmation of Pau Alsina, specialized critical prestige, scientific text written and MEIAC Contest (Extremadura and Latin American Museum of Contemporary Art) which will host the exhibition of works selected and awarded this year.


Sending works (according to the requirements of the rules of the call) by e-mail to the following address:

If the size of the work exceeds the maximum allowed by the outgoing mail server and / or starter, will be accepted to send download links for FTP system files (including free services).



The University of Extremadura, through the Vice-Chancellor of International Relationships and Cultural Extension, announces the second edition of the LUMEN_EX Digital Art Awards 2011.


The Digital Art Awards are divided into two categories:

• 'Mini-animations'. Digital animation works (non-interactive) with a maximum duration of 5 minutes.

• 'Interactive works'. Virtual works that require the interaction of the user.


The awards are as follows:
• For Best Mini-animation, a first prize of TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED EUROS (€2,500) and a second prize of ONE THOUSAND EUROS (€1,000) will be awarded.

• For Best Interactive work, a first prize of TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED EUROS (€2,500) and a second prize of ONE THOUSAND EUROS (€1,000) will be awarded.

All awards will be subject to current tax legislation and legally stipulated deductions. The award-winning work will become part of the University of Extremadura's digital art collection.


Work submitted for the LUMEN_EX Digital Art Awards 2011 must be original and must have been created after 1/1/2008, and not exhibited or reproduced through any other media, publishing or broadcasting system prior to the deadline for competition entries.

Artists may submit a maximum of two works in each category.


The LUMEN_EX Awards will be adjudicated by a panel of competition judges who will establish their own assessment criteria to reach their decisions. The judges' decisions cannot be appealed and the competition can be declared null and void. The judging panel will be chaired by the Awards' Director, José Ramón Alcalá, and will be composed of the following judges:
- Roberta Bosco
- Jesús Carrillo
- Antonio Franco
- Pilar Mogollon

The names of the selected artists and winners will be published on the Awards' website - - during the week following the judges' meeting.


The winning works, together with those of the finalists selected by the judging panel, will become part of an exhibition held by the University of Extremadura at the MEIAC (the Extremaduran and Latin American Museum of Contemporary Art) in Badajoz. At the opening ceremony of the exhibition, the official presentation of the prizes will take place, after which the artwork could be exhibited at other exhibitions and/or by means of any system, channel or method of dissemination, as well as on the Internet or official LUMEN_EX social networks, but only as part of the LUMEN_EX Awards 2011.


The competition entry period for acceptance of artwork will run from the date of publication of these Rules and Entry Requirements to the deadline on 18 February 2011, inclusive. Artwork received after this date will not be accepted.


The submitted digital artwork should be sent (as an attachment) to the official email address of the Awards or by means of any other direct file download system. The competition entrant will receive an email confirming receipt of the submitted work. The official email address is:

The submitted work must be accompanied by a competition entry form (downloadable from the official website of LUMEN_EX 2011), which must be fully completed with the following information:
• The artist's personal details
• Details of the submitted work
• The artist's resume
• A brief description of the submitted work

Entries that do not meet these entry requirements may be disqualified by the LUMEN_EX 2011 judging panel.


By entering this competition, the artist or owner of the intellectual property of the submitted work authorises the Award organisers, in the event that it is selected or awarded with a prize, to exhibit the work as part of the competition in terms of its duration and location, in any online or offline media or system, nationally or internationally, without incurring a fee payable to the artist (or organisation represented).

The winning works will become part of the University of Extremadura's Permanent Art Collection, and all exhibition rights shall be ceded by means of a contract signed by both parties for the time period and under the conditions stipulated by current Intellectual Property legislation.

Participation in this competition implies acceptance of its rules and entry requirements, and in the event of circumstances that are not provided for in the rules, the judges' decision will be final and indisputable.