By Alyssa Dalton
The competition—which focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design—is open to all lighting designers, architects, engineers, professional designers and consultants who use lighting and controls products from Eaton’s Cooper Lighting business in interior or exterior design projects. Students currently enrolled in any of these disciplines are also eligible to enter projects based on conceptual lighting designs and will be judged in a separate student category.
“We’re always looking for the most creative and innovative use of state-of-the-art lighting products and techniques,” said Mark Eubanks, president of Cooper Lighting. “This competition is a reflection of that outlook with the call for entries going out to designers and students alike. The awards ask participants to combine aesthetics, creativity and technical performance to address specific lighting needs while meeting project constraints and design concept goals.”
Entries must be postmarked on or before January 30, 2015, and winners will be announced in May 2015 at Lightfair International in New York. Selected entries will earn the distinction of Winner, Honourable Mention or Award of Recognition. The student winner(s) will receive a $1500 award and professional winner(s) will receive $2000. All winners will receive a crystal trophy, local and national recognition, and an invitation to attend a lighting seminar at the Source, located in Peachtree City, Ga.
To learn more about the competition, visit www.cooperlighting.com/sourceawards.