2015 IES Illumination Awards Program is Open For Submissions

The IA program recognizes individuals for professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design based on the individual merit of each entry.

Judging is based on how well the lighting design meets the specified criteria for the category the project is entered in. Anyone may enter the program.

The Illumination Awards program is comprised of five program categories:
The Lighting Controls Innovation Award Sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association
The Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design
The Outdoor Lighting Design Award Sponsored by Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Business
The Aileen Page Cutler Memorial Award for Residential Lighting Design
The Energy and Environmental Lighting Design Award Sponsored By Osram Sylvania

To submit projects go to the IES IA landing page www.ies.org/ia. The submission process will close On February 14, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the program by clicking on the applicant resources tab for the IA rules and procedures, tutorial, and program calendar. Review the score sheets for each category to see which category best suits your project. You do not need to be a member of IES to submit projects spread the information along to your colleagues.

All projects receive levels of recognition attained by consensus judge scores. This is not a competition.

Section Awards – awarded at the local section level to recognize commendable achievements in lighting design.
Award of Merit – awarded to recognize meritorious contribution to lighting design. Projects receiving sufficient scores on to be judges at the final level.

FINAL AWARDS- awarded at the final level of judging and includes the following designations:
Special Citation – recognizes superior elements of an outstanding lighting design, or in some instances the use of lighting as an art form
Award of Excellence – awarded for exceptional contribution to the art and science of lighting design
Award of Distinction – awarded for extraordinary achievement id lighting design

There is a $100 fee per project entry which is paid online the last step of your project submission.

If you have any questions regarding the program please contact your local section Illumination Awards Chair, for IES Region and section contact information click here: http://www.ies.org/about/links_sections.cfm

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