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Welcome to the 2017 IES Illumination Awards Submission Site

Submissions are now being accepted for the IES' 2017 Illumination Awards program

DEADLINE Extension! Submitters will now have until February 24, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST.

To prepare for your IA project(s) submission please use the Applicant Resources tab in the tool bar above. Make sure to read through the award categories and applicant resources tab for the full 2017 IA program calendar, rules and procedures, etc.  



NEW for 2017!

Improvements to the 2017 Submissions Process

 New portal simplifies uploading and improves processing reliability and speed, providing a more robust framework to administer and support the IA program, benefiting all users.

 6 weeks to prepare by eliminating editing time and giving submitters more time to polish their entries. Work can be ‘saved’ so you can make changes before hitting ‘send’, which finalizes your entry. (TIP – have someone else proof read your entry before you hit ‘send’).

 New Score Sheets allow more flexibility to describe project complexity and solution. Slight point totals adjusted; scoring for judges is more unified with regards to intent and applicability of point levels. Energy and Budget requirements moved to description of complexity to address it if it was critical to your project, or not address if it was not important to your project.

 The entry fee is only $125 per entry.

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.


For all IA program questions such as rules and procedures, award categories etc, please contact IES directly:

Marie Meacham
(212) 248-5000 Ext. 113