IESNYC Challenges Lighting Students

Oct. 5, 2009

NEW YORK – The New York City section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recently announced a call for entries for the 10th annual Student Lighting Competition. Students located within the IESNYC Chapter are being invited to participate in this unique design competition. (This includes anyone within the NYC area as well as Columbia, Dutchess, Green, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties.)

Every year, students of varied fields of study have submitted projects, resulting in a diverse showcase of ideas and interpretations on a single theme. This year students are challenged to interpret and express how light facilitates, defines, or bridges a point of transition.

Students are to interpret and express this theme in the form of a three-dimensional abstract lighting composition—constructed of their choice of materials. All projects must have a title, incorporate at least one electric light source, and be easily transportable in a NYC cab.

The entries will be reviewed and scored by a jury of distinguished judges who are active within the NYC design community.

Winners will be selected on the basis of originality and the overall quality of concept execution. The grand prize provides an opportunity for these emerging artists to earn $2,000 in cash in addition to an all-expense paid trip to the PLDA Lighting Workshop in Europe. The second- and third-place prizes will be $1,000 and $500 cash and a trip to G.E.'s Lighting Institute at Nela Park in Cleveland, Ohio.

Competition registration will be accepted online through February, 24, 2010.

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