IESNYC is calling for entries for its 2020 Lumen Awards that celebrates excellence in lighting design and honors outstanding projects, lighting designers, their design teams, and project owners.
The IESNYC Lumen Awards program was conceived and managed by the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society in 1968. It was developed to publicly recognize lighting design members whose exceptional professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design has culminated in some of the world’s most innovative lighting projects. The Awards are open to any interior or exterior architectural lighting design project completed within two years’ time of the submission deadline. Eligible projects must be designed by a NYC based designer/s for a project located anywhere in the world or the project must be located in New York City regardless of where the designers/s and based. Projects may be re-submitted during the years a project is eligible.
Each project entry must include:
❶ Project Information: Provide “Lighting Designer’s” contact information credited for the design of the lighting, and the projects general information (such as name, location, type, and completion date).
❷ Project Summary: 100-word limit. This summary will be read to the judges and your images will be shown during the first round of judging. Your summary should introduce your project to the Judges and inspire them to accelerate your project to the second round.
❸ Image Narratives: 300-word limit. The image narratives will be read to the judges during the second round of judging should your project move to a second round. The image narratives should be cued to each image (such as, Image1, Image2, Image3, etc.), and should describe or support the visual content of each image. Download Sample
❹ Digital Images: Up to 10 high-resolution JPEG images (at least 1024px and 768px at 300dpi). Each digital file will be counted as a single image. Digital files with multiple pictures or views or illustrations will be counted as multiple images towards a maximum of 10 images. (Example: one file with two side-by-side views will be counted as 2 images, one file with a picture, a detail, and a section will counted as 3 images, etc.)
❺ Video Submission (optional): You may submit an optional digital video file.
• Acceptable files: MOV, M4V or MP4 format
• No Audio allowed
• Digital videos should only be used to demonstrate kinetic, transitional, or animated lighting effects key to the lighting design concept.
• Still images as a slide show are not accepted as a video and will be disqualified.
• Videos must be a maximum of 1 minute in length. Those that are over one minute will be terminated after one minute of play.
The IESNYC will announce the winning projects on June 11, 2020 at the annual Lumen Gala held at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Design teams are invited to attend the Lumen Gala and will receive an award statue and certificate. In addition to being featured in the Lumen Journal distributed at the Lumen Gala, the winning projects will be showcased on the IESNYC website and publicized via traditional and social media.
Entry fee is $140 per project submission.
Who can participate? ⇣
Anyone can enter a project for consideration, but wherever possible, we require the lighting designer responsible for the lighting scheme be credited.