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Welcome to the 2017 IES Illumination Awards Submission Site

2017 Merit Award Recipient List (Click here)

2017 International Merit Award Recipient List  (Click here)

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 respresenting 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. 2017 marks the 44th anniversary of the IES lighting awards program. 

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

Illumination Award for Lighting Control Innovation, sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association

Illumination Award for Interior Lighting Design, sponsored by Edwin Guth

Illumination Award for Outdoor Lighting Design, sponsored by Eaton

Illumination Award for Energy and Environmental Lighting Design, sponsored by Osram Sylvania



All projects receive levels of recognition attained by consenus judge scores. 

The Award levels are Section Awards, Awards of Merit, Special Citation, Award of Excellence, and Award of Distinction

Illumination Award recipients will be honored at the Illumination Awards Gala held during the IES Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon on August 10, 2017.   

*If you are interested in submitting a project for the Lumen Awards you must use their separate portal. To submit to the IES NYC Section Lumen Awardsplease click here. Submitting to the IA program will not enter your project in the IES NYC Section Lumen Awards program.