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Call for Submissions: 2016 Illumination Awards

The IES Illumination Awards provides a unique opportunity for public recognition of professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based upon the individual merit of each entry judged against specific criteria.

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Last day for submissions is February 8, 2016

Award Categories

The Lighting Control Innovation Award, sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association
Advanced lighting control solutions can provide significant energy savings, flexibility and other benefits in buildings. This prestigious award recognizes good lighting projects that exemplify the effective use of lighting controls in nonresidential applications. Guidelines suggestive of what to include in your submission are available.


The Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design
In 1902 Edwin F. Guth founded the St. Louis Brass Company and later renamed it the Edwin F. Guth Company. Mr. Guth's profound creativity, entrepreneurialism and focus to improve interior lighting are partially represented through 147 patents awarded to him prior to his passing in 1962. This award recognizes exceptional 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 sponsored by Eaton
The Outdoor Lighting Design Award recognizes excellence in lighting design and application in all aspects of exterior lighting. The program celebrates achievements in aesthetics, applied technical acumen, creative solutions to demanding site conditions and advancements to the industry in outdoor lighting applications. The goal of the program is to further the understanding, knowledge and function of outdoor lighting as a critical aspect of the built environment.
*Previously named the Paul Waterbury Award for Outdoor Lighting Design. Now sponsored by Eaton.

The Aileen Page Cutler Memorial Award for Residential Lighting Design
Aileen Page Cutler, was revered for her ability to push the boundaries of residential lighting design. To give back the community where she thrived, Mrs. Cutler developed training programs to teach others the art and science of residential lighting. This prestigious award furthers her legacy through the recognition of exemplary projects which utilize traditional and unconventional design techniques to present inspired solutions to residential lighting challenges.


The Energy and Environmental Lighting Design Award sponsored by Osram Sylvania
The Energy and Environmental Design Award recognizes quality lighting installations in commercial and industrial buildings that incorporate advanced energy-saving strategies and environmentally responsible solutions into the overall design.

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