2018 Student Competition Photo Gallery


Bound by Light Video


Judges

Susannah Gilbard Zweighaft
AKF Lighting Design

Mike Wang
Edison Price Lighting

Brian Belluomini
Shimstone Design Studio


 

Student Competition Committee

Co-Chairs:
Erin Gussert, Regency Lighting
Brigid Hardiman, Independent Lighting Designer

Board Advisor:
Shaun Fillion, NYSID | RAB Lighting

Founding Advisor:
Randy Sabedra, RS Lighting Design

Members:
Joseph Belfer, Cerberus Consulting
John Delfino
, Available Light
David del Rosario, WSP USA
Steven Greenberg, ROYGBIV, Inc.
Linda Leconte, Edison Price Lighting
Kass Negash, W. Allen Engineering PLLC

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions >

 

Winners of The 2018 New York City Student Lighting Competition

 

Photography by Brian Koenig

Grand Prize Winner
Hansol Jung

Since 2000, the IESNYC has invited students from New York City Art and Design schools to participate in a city wide design competition. The competition empowers students to explore light as an art form, demonstrate light as a stimulus, and prove light as a valuable medium.

Every year, students in lighting, architecture, interior design, art, product design, photography and electrical engineering programs have submitted projects, resulting in a diverse showcase of ideas and interpretations on a single theme.

This year’s theme, Bound by Light, challenged students to construct a three-dimensional study exploring how light can affect connections - interpersonal, intercultural, technological, or something more - in our everyday lives. Without connections, we are in the dark. From a child with a flashlight reading beneath a bedsheet, a glowing screen connecting people on different continents, or lighting a candle to send messages to the great beyond, light can create or enhance our links, networks, and relationships.

Participating Schools
Fordham University, New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), Parsons New School for Design, Pratt Institute

 


Congratulations to all our 2018 Winners!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Hansol Jung
BID Industrial Design, Pratt Institute 
Instructor: Willy Schwenzfeier

 

 

SECOND PLACE

Project Title: The Window

Aziz Aysel and Vishaal Ravikumar
MFA Lighting Design, Parsons the New School for Design
Instructor: Derek Porter

 


THIRD PLACE

Project Title: Eclat

Florence Peters
BID Industrial Design, Pratt Institute
Instructor: Peter Barna

 

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Project Title: Conception

Katerina Kahl
Bachelor of Arts, Fordham University
Instructor: Colin Cathcart

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Project Title: Rainbows and Butterflies

Pei-Ying Lin
MPS-L Lighting Design, NYSID
Instructor: Eric Chenault

Photography: Colin Weber

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Project Title: Pocket Universe

Alejandro Barroso
BID Industrial Design, Pratt Institute
Instructor: Molly Roberts

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Project Title: Kinect

Maya Elghawi
Bachelor of Arts Product Design, Parsons the New School for Design
Instructor: Kimberly Snyder

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Project Title: Ukeire

Yuanxin Yao
BID Industrial Design, Pratt Institute
Instructor: Molly Roberts





Keynote Speaker Megan Carroll

With just thirty years in the industry, Megan has broad experience in various sales and marketing roles as a manufacturer. Prior to joining New York Digital, Megan was Director of Sales, East for Xicato. In this capacity, Megan learned firsthand of the demanding complexities required to design and manufacture leds to deliver and maintain color over time. She's also provided independent marketing consulting for various clients as principal of Carroll Consulting. During a decade with Philips Lighting in strategic marketing she focused on retail marketing and served as a lighting application specialist. In this capacity Megan was also a faculty member of the Philips Lighting Center lab and taught IES Fundamentals.

Megan is the 2018-2019 IES Annual Conference Chairwoman. She has also served as Co-Chair of the IALD's Lighting Industry Resource Council, Chaired the IESNYC Lumen Awards, Chaired the IES Illumination Awards, and served on the IES Medals Committee. She is currently on the WILD steering committee.

 


If you have any questions, please email studentcompetition@iesnyc.org


About the IESNYC Student Competition

The IESNYC Student Lighting Competition is dedicated to our founder, Patricia DiMaggio. As an NYC educator and past president of IESNYC, we uphold Patricia’s goals of education, community, and friendly competition. Having grown from 8 students in 2000 to over 200 students today, it is a legacy which will continue to grow with all your support.

One of the goals of the IESNYC is to promote education and greater awareness about the importance of lighting and the Student Competition is one of the contributors towards these efforts. Since 2000, they have invited students from New York City Art and Design schools to participate in a city wide design competition. The competition empowers students to explore light as an art form, demonstrate light as a stimulus, and prove light as a valuable medium. Every year, students in lighting, architecture, interior design, art, product design, photography and electrical engineering programs have submitted projects, resulting in a diverse showcase of ideas and interpretations on a single theme. The IESNYC Student Competition has been incorporated into the curriculum lighting classes in several area schools and has piqued an interest in lighting design of close to a thousand design students to date.