DOWNLOAD Lumen 2017 Eligibility and Submission Requirements

Click Here for Helpful Tips for Preparing a Winning 2017 Lumen Entry

2017 Lumen Committee

Clara Powell, Traxon Technologies
Adrienne Shulman, Tech Lighting

Board Advisors
Megan Carroll, Acuity Brands
Randy Sabedra
, RS Lighting Design

Jordan Cohen, International Lights
Jay Dompor, Cooley Monato Studio
Nathalie Faubert, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design
Manny Feris, Lutron Electronics
Anna Kim, Enterprise Lighting Sales
James O’Blaney, O’Blaney Rinker Associates

Check out the 2016 Lumen Gallery

Check Out 2016 Lumen Journal


2017 Lumen Awards Call for Entries

Click Here to Submit Your Project

Deadline for submissions closes January 17, 2017

Get your Projects Ready!

Submission Requirements
1. Lighting Designer and Project information
2. NEW! A project summary of 400 words or less, describing the project and lighting design, and cued to each image. Click here for example
3. NEW! Up to 12 high-resolution digital images.
4. One Optional Video.
5. $125 entry fee per project submission.

The Lumen Awards is open to any interior or exterior architectural lighting design project completed within two years’ time of the submission deadline. Anyone can enter a project for consideration, but wherever possible, we require the lighting designer responsible for the lighting scheme is credited.
Eligible projects must be designed by a NYC based designer for a project located anywhere in the world, 
OR the project must be located in NYC regardless of the location of the designer.

DOWNLOAD Lumen 2017 Submission and Eligibility Requirements

If you have any questions, email the Lumen Committee at

How NOT to Win a Lumen Award
How do the judges determine what is a winning project and what is not? What do they look for? How important is the narrative? How do you write a short story about lighting?  

Join us on December 7, 2016 as various participants involved in the Lumen program discuss how to prepare a winning Lumen project entry, learn what not to do and glean other important tips to help you win! Click Here To Register

About the Lumen Awards

The Lumen Awards were established in 1968 by the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) and developed to publicly recognize excellence, professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design with the following distinct award categories:

Lumen Award of Excellence
Highest level of achievement for a permanent architectural application

Lumen Award of Merit
Meritorious achievement for permanent architectural application

Lumen Citation
Special recognition for a permanent or temporary lighting installation, technical detail, portion of a single project, or other work