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40th annual Source lighting awards accepting entries

October 18, 2016 - As of today, Eaton is accepting entries for the 40th annual Source Awards lighting design competition, and has also increased the number and value of the awards given to professional and student winners.

October 18, 2016  By  Anthony Capkun

“We’re excited to celebrate our 40th anniversary and expand the awards program to recognize even more talented students and professionals,” said Kraig Kasler, president, Eaton’s Lighting Division.

The competition is open to all lighting designers, architects, engineers, professional designers and consultants who use Eaton’s lighting and controls products for interior or exterior design projects. Students currently enrolled in any of these disciplines are eligible to enter projects based on conceptual lighting designs, and will be judged in a separate student category.

Participants are encouraged to enter projects combining aesthetics, creativity and technical performance to address specific lighting needs while meeting project constraints and design concept goals. Each project will be judged on its own merit, and selected entries will earn the distinction of Winner, Honourable Mention or Special Recognition.

The professional winners will receive $5000. Honourable mention winners (up to 5) will each receive $1000. The student winner will receive a $2000 award, while student honourable mentions (up to 5) will each receive $500. All winners will receive a crystal trophy, local and national recognition, and an invitation to attend a lighting seminar at The Source, Eaton’s lighting education centre in Peachtree City, Ga. The faculty advisor of the winning student(s) will also be invited to attend a seminar.


Judging for the 40th annual Source Awards competition will take place in February 2017. Winners will be announced in May 2017 at Lightfair International in Philadelphia, Pa.

The deadline to submit entries is January 30, 2017.

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