IALD Awards open for entries

5th January 2024

(International) – Preparing for its 41st year, the IALD has opened the entries for the 2024 cycle of its annual IALD Awards.

Since 1983, the IALD International Lighting Design Awards has honoured lighting design that reaches new heights, moves beyond the ordinary, and represents excellence in aesthetic and technical design achievement.

Entries can be submitted for award consideration by any individual lighting designer or lighting design firm, provided they performed the design of the architectural lighting for that project. Eligible projects must be a permanent architectural lighting design solution for which construction was completed after 1 January 2022. Projects that were entered for consideration in the previous year can be resubmitted, so long as they adhere to the date requirements.

A seven-judge international panel spanning across professional disciplines will conduct two rounds of review, awarding points from a design criteria. The projects whose combined scores meet or exceed specific benchmarks can earn IALD Awards of Excellence or IALD Awards of Merit. IALD Special Citation awards may be given for a project that demonstrates a particularly innovative aspect of lighting design.

The IALD Radiance Award, the top honour of the IALD Awards, is presented to the project that yields the highest point score, thereby being considered the finest example of lighting design for the year.

IALD Awards Co-Chair Yah Li Toh, IALD and CLD said: “Given the success of the previous year, this is something to be excited about. Being presented with such a volume of projects that maintain a high level of technical and aesthetic mastery is an indicator of our strength as a profession.

“We’re proud to see the lighting design industry emerge so well from post-pandemic challenges. Around the world, designers and firms have adapted, evolved, and maintained integrity and excellence in their work. Our judges are eager to see and celebrate the results of that effort.”

Standard entries will be accepted from both IALD members and non- members through 26 February 2024, with a late-entry deadline of 17 March 2024.

Complete information on the guidelines for project submissions, required materials, and examples of the judging criteria are found on the official Call for Entries submission platform at www.iald.org