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FAQ

1. Are submitters/ IA Chairs allowed to revisit a previous submission?

- IA Chair: Yes, please contact Marie Meacham mmeacham@ies.org for more information. 

- Submitter: We advise that you save your project as a file document to your computer for future reference, once you have completed the submission. You may do this by clicking on 'in-progress or 'in cart' in your Dashboard and there will be an option to save as a PDF. We strongly recommend saving your project. Once you finalize payment, you will no longer have access to your submission. 

2. Can submitters edit their project once it has been submitted? No, the editing phase has been eliminated from the submission process. 

3. Can the Interior Lighting Design Award include residential projects?  Interior Design is for any interior project – commercial or residential –– anything that is inside.

4. Can duplicate awards be ordered? Yes, anyone may purchase a duplicate certificate or crystal. You may send your request to Marie Meacham mmeacham@ies.org. 

5. Is there a way to begin a second and third submission before finishing the first? Yes, at checkout you will be prompted to continue a submission or start a new one.

6. International final award recipients – IES will provide the conference registration by way of assisting with visa arrangements. Unfortunately, this is the only form of assistance the IES will provide. IES is not; however, responsible for any forms issued through U.S. Department of State. 

7. How do I submit a project if I’m not an IES member? If you are not an IES member and you do not belong to an IES Section, you may submit your project under the ‘North American Section.’

8. As an IA Section Chair/ Online Judge, once projects are submitted, am I able to open and download the projects, photos, and videos for Section Judging or will I need to use the online portal to view all projects? You can download a project for viewing purposes, but judging will take place directly on the portal. 

9. Online Judging – Can a judge complete their judging assignments consecutively? If a judge wants to sit down and complete all of their assigned projects they may do so. Once a project has been judged, you will receive the next project right after. If you would like to pause your judging assignments, you may do so. When you log back into your profile you may continue where you left off.