The IES Illumination Awards provides a unique opportunity for public recognition of professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design. Awards are based upon the individual merit of each entry judged against specific criteria. The 2016 Illumination Awards open January 1, 2017 and close February 17, 2017. Section Awards are announced each year in June and International Awards are announced each year at the IES National Conference in November.
Improvements to the 2017 Submissions Process
■ New portal simplifies uploading and improves processing reliability and speed, providing a more robust framework to administer and support the IA program, benefitting all users.
■ 6 weeks to prepare by eliminating editing time and giving submitters more time to polish their entries. Work can be ‘saved’ so you can make changes before hitting ‘send’, which finalizes your entry. (TIP – have someone else proof read your entry before you hit ‘send’).
■ New Score Sheets allow more flexibility to describe project complexity and solution. Slight point totals adjusted; scoring for judges is more unified with regards to intent and applicability of point levels. Energy and Budget requirements moved to description of complexity to address it if it was critical to your project, or not address if it was not important to your project.
■ The entry fee is only $125 per entry.
The IES Illumination Awards Website link is here: http://www.ies.org/ia/award-categories.cfm
For more information please contact the Portland, Oregon Section Awards Chair.
Mark Ramsby, Section Awards Chair