IES Accepting Applications for 47th Illumination Awards

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Jan 2, 2020

The Illumination Engineering Society is accepting applications for the 47th Illumination Awards.

The IES Illumination Awards program recognizes individuals for professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based on the individual merit of each entry. Judges are selected from a broad professional spectrum, representing knowledge of lighting and design excellence. The judging system is entirely based on how well the lighting design meets the program criteria. The Illumination Awards program is not a competition.

Early bird submission fees are $150 per entry until January 31, 2020. Entries between Feb.1 and Feb. 21 are $200 per entry.

A 300-word project narrative, 10 images and 1 video upload can be submitted for each project. 

The IES Illumination Awards are comprised of four parallel program categories:

Lighting Control Innovation

Sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association

Advanced lighting control solutions can provide significant energy savings, flexibility and other benefits in buildings. This prestigious award recognizes good lighting projects that exemplify the effective use of lighting controls in nonresidential applications.

Interior Lighting Design

Sponsored by Edwin Guth

This award recognizes exceptional interior lighting projects that balance the functional illumination of space with the artistic application of light to enhance the occupant’s experience.

Outdoor Lighting Design

Sponsored by Cooper Lighting Solutions

The Outdoor Lighting Design Award recognizes excellence in lighting design and application in all aspects of exterior lighting. The program celebrates achievements in aesthetics, applied technical acumen, creative solutions to demanding site conditions and advancements to the industry in outdoor lighting applications. The goal of the program is to further the understanding, knowledge and function of outdoor lighting as a critical aspect of the built environment.

Energy and Environmental Lighting Design

The Energy and Environmental Lighting Design Award recognizes quality lighting installations in commercial and industrial buildings that incorporate advanced energy-saving strategies and environmentally responsible solutions into the overall design.

Section Awards: Awarded at the local section level judging. Projects scoring adequately at the section move up for additional judging in the global judging, eligible for the awards noted below.

Awards of Merit: Recognizes meritorious contribution to lighting design. Special Citation: Recognizes superior elements for a portion of a project.

Award of Excellence: Awarded for an exceptional contribution to the art and science of light.

Award of Distinction: Awarded for extraordinary achievement in lighting design.

The highest level Society Award recipients will be honored at the Illumination Awards Gala held during the IES Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, on August 6, 2020.   

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