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Welcome to the 2018 IES Illumination Awards Submission Site

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. 2018 marks the 45th 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

 

Awards

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 Boston, Massachesetts on August 9, 2018.   

*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.

The IES Illumination Awards provide a unique opportunity for public recognition of professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design based upon the individual merit of each entry judged against specific criteria. This program is not a competition.

The Illumination Award for Interior Lighting Design sponsored by Edwin F. Guth, the Illumination Award for Outdoor Lighting Design sponsored by Eaton, the Energy and Environmental Design Award sponsored by Osram Sylvania, and the Control Innovation Award sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association are parallel programs created to recognize outstanding lighting design. The projects that follow represent this year’s Final Award and Award of Merit recipients.

2017 Illumination Award Finalists (Click here)

2017 Merit Award Recipients  (Click here)

2017 International Merit Award Recipients  (Click here)