Eaton has announced a call for entries for the 42 Annual SOURCE Awards, its lighting design competition dedicated to celebrating the next generation of lighting professionals and building the pipeline of industry talent. University students studying architecture, design, engineering or related disciplines are invited to enter this design competition focused on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design. The deadline to submit entries is Feb. 25, 2019.
“This competition is designed with students in mind. As the future of the lighting design industry, we invite students to feel encouraged to think creatively about overcoming real-world design challenges while gaining practical experience in the process,” says Kraig Kasler, president, Eaton Lighting Division. “We look forward to seeing the high-quality designs submitted by talented students and recognizing their innovative projects.”
The SOURCE Awards competition is open to students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs in lighting or interior design, architecture, engineering or related disciplines. Students are eligible to enter projects based on conceptual lighting designs and will be judged on creativity and how Eaton lighting and controls products are used in conceptual spaces.
Each project will be judged on its own merit and selected entries will earn the distinction of winner, honorable mention or special award of recognition. The winner will receive a $2,000 award and honorable mention winners 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, its lighting educational center located in Peachtree City, Ga. The faculty adviser of each winning student will also be invited to attend a seminar.
Judging for the Annual SOURCE Awards competition will take place in March 2019, by an independent panel of lighting and design professionals who have taken part in the SOURCE Awards in the past, as well as a representative from the SOURCE. Winning students and their faculty advisors will be announced and recognized in May 2019 at LIGHTFAIR International in Philadelphia.
For additional information about rules, current and past award winners, and the submission process, please visit the website.