The 2014 IES Illumination Awards Are Looking For Bright Designers!

Are you an interior designer or innovator in the field of lighting? If so, then it’s time to earn some well-deserved recognition for your brilliant work by submitting it to the 2014 IES Illumination Awards. Winning the Award of Excellence is a huge achievement for anyone devoted to pioneering lighting systems, and it shows how brightly your work shines!


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Previous award winners and honorable mentions of the IES Illumination Awards include designers responsible for lighting up Disney’s Aulani Resort, the Tokyo Bridge and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, so if you are planning on entering the 2014 competition, here’s hoping that you played a part in shining a light on something really cool! This year’s entrants have the choice to showcase their light-hearted design work to one of five distinctly different categories:


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The Lighting Control Innovation Award: Judges will look for projects with advanced lighting control systems that save energy, while providing additional benefits.

The Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design: The award for “interior lighting projects that balance the functional illumination of space with the artistic application of light to enhance the occupant’s experience.”

The Outdoor Lighting Design Award: A freeform award that values lighting systems with creative solutions, aesthetics and innovations regarding outdoor environments.

The Aileen Page Cutler Memorial Award for Residential Lighting Design: This one goes to the designers that balance traditional and unconventional lighting techniques in the home.

The Energy and Environmental Design Award: Energy efficient and environmentally friendly lighting projects for commercial and industrial buildings.


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You only have until February 14th to send in your entries (with a $100 submission fee) for a chance at the 2014 IES Illumination Awards, so best of luck, illuminated inventors and designers! Click here to send in your shiniest works!