IALD to host International Lighting Design Awards online

1st June 2020

(USA) – Awards to be live-streamed on Thursday 18 June 2020.

The IALD has announced that its 37th annual International Lighting Design Awards show will be hosted online on Thursday 18 June 2020.

Originally due to be held during LightFair International in Las Vegas, the move marks the first time that the IALD’s awards programme will be open for the world to view.

The IALD International Lighting Design Awards aim to recognise lighting design that “reaches new heights, moves beyond the ordinary, and represents excellence in aesthetic and technical design achievement”. The 2020 instalment, presented by Cooper Lighting Solutions, will announce more than 20 award-winning projects, with special citations, Awards of Merit, Awards of Excellence, and the highly coveted Radiance Award – the highest honour in the awards programme.

“The IALD’s awards are truly representative of the growth and appreciation of excellence in lighting design around the world – with entries from lighting designers and projects across nearly every continent,” said Marsha Turner, IALD CEO. “We are tremendously excited to host the awards online this year, giving us an opportunity to reach, engage and inspire more lighting designers, architects, interior designers and partners in the industry than ever before.”

IALD Awards co-chair Morgan Gabler added: “Over the years, we have seen incredible advances in the overall quality of lighting design in projects submitted for the IALD awards; this year is no exception. We celebrate lighting design projects that are emotionally evoking, push creative boundaries, and show reserved sophistication to create spaces that are distinctive. We look forward to celebrating and honouring all of the 2020 award winners.”

The event will be broadcast live at 5pm CDT (11pm BST) online and across multiple social media channels.

For more information, visit iald.me/2020awards