darc awards / architectural open for entries

(UK) – darc awards / architectural, the international lighting design awards organised by arc magazine, is open for entries.

arc magazine has launched the 2018 darc awards / architectural with entries already flooding in. Now in its fourth year, the online, peer-to-peer awards platform has proved a hit with lighting designers and manufacturers alike with all projects and products being displayed on the darc awards website.

Once the entries have been shortlisted by a panel of international lighting designers, it’s over to the lighting design community to vote!

Categories are:
STRUCTURES (High + Low Budget) – Best Exterior Lighting Scheme
PLACES (High + Low Budget) – Best Interior Lighting Scheme
SPACES (High + Low Budget) – Best Landscape Lighting Scheme
ART (High + Low Budget) – Best Light Art Installation
EVENT – Best Creative Lighting Event

KIT – Best Architectural Lighting Products
Interior Luminaires
Exterior Luminaires

The deadline for entries is 28th September. Projects and products must have been launched later than 31st May 2017.

Every independent architectural lighting designer and light artist is eligible to vote online for their favourite lighting schemes and products. What’s more, any lighting designer who does vote is eligible for a free ticket to darc night, the darc awards / architectural ceremony, which this year will take place on 6th December 2018 at MC Motors in London with a Christmas party theme.

Paul James, director of the awards, commented: “It’s great to get back into the darc awards / architectural process. The decision to move darc night to December this year will mean an even better party, something that the awards has become renowned for.”

See the video of last year’s darc night here.

darc night will feature up to sixteen light installations created by lighting designers using lighting fixtures from the awards sponsors.

Sponsors so far include Delta Light, EcoSense, formalighting, LED Linear, Linea Light, Ligman, Lite, L&L Luce&Light, Osram and Targetti. Suppliers interested in sponsoring the awards and working with a lighting design team should contact the arc office.