By Anthony Capkun
May 23, 2013 – Cooper Lighting is now accepting entries for its 37th annual Source Awards lighting design competition, which is open to all lighting designers, architects, engineers, professional designers and consultants who use Cooper Lighting fixtures 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 utilizing Cooper Lighting fixtures, and will be judged in a separate Student category.
This year’s competition will once again seek creative uses of fixtures providing energy-efficient design solutions in addition to standard projects. Projects will be judged on a combination of aesthetics, creativity, technical performance and the degree to which the lighting meets project constraints and design concept goals.
Entries must be postmarked on or before January 31, 2014, and winners will be announced in June 2014 at Lightfair International in Las Vegas, Nev. There will be no minimum or maximum number of awards given, as each project will be judged on its own merit. Selected entries will earn the distinction of Winner, Honorable 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 along with local and national recognition, and an invitation to attend a lighting seminar at The Source, located at Cooper Lighting’s headquarters in Peachtree City, Ga. The faculty advisor of the winning students will also be invited to attend the seminar.