40th Annual Call For Entries

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Professional and student national lighting design competition

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Architectural Excellence - The Source Award Winning Designs

 

Now in its 40th year, the SOURCE Awards competition is open to all lighting designers, architects, engineers, professional designers and consultants who use Eaton's lighting fixtures and lighting control systems in an interior or exterior design project. Students currently enrolled in any of these disciplines are also eligible to enter projects based on conceptual lighting designs that utilize Eaton's lighting and controls products; however, student entries are judged in a separate student category.

The competition requires the primary and predominant use of any or all of the Eaton product lines. In 2017, the competition seeks a creative use of fixtures and controls solutions providing energy-efficient design and sustainable solutions in addition to standard projects.

Projects are judged on:

•The blending of aesthetics, creative achievement and technical performance

•The degree to which the lighting met project constraints and design concept goals

Eligibility, Rules and Award Submissions

 

TO CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY, WE’VE INCREASED THE NUMBER AND VALUE OF AWARDS

Professional Awards:

•Grand Prize – Commercial Category: $5,000

•Grand Prize – Residential Category: $5,000

• Up to Five Honorable Mention Prizes: $1,000 each ◦Examples of potential Honorable Mention awards include creativity, best use of natural light, controls integration, energy efficiency and customization.

• Special Award of Recognition: Trophy

  ◦Awarded at judge’s discretion

Student Awards:

•Grand Prize: $2,000

• Up to Five Honorable Mention Prizes: $500 each ◦Examples of potential Honorable Mention awards include creativity, best use of natural light, controls integration, energy efficiency and customization.

• Special Award of Recognition: Trophy

  ◦Awarded at judge’s discretion

Since its inception, the SOURCE Awards competition has granted nearly $1 million to winners as well as industry-wide recognition for their efforts. Past entry applications have included commercial offices, retail stores, galleries, museums, libraries, banks, restaurants, convention centers, entertainment facilities and residences.

The SOURCE Awards competition was created to further the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design.

 

Winner Spotlights

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Michele Rosenboom

“Design is about people first and foremost, and that's what gets me excited about what I do.”

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Huan-Hai Cheng

 “Most people recognize the SOURCE Awards as the highest honor, so I think it benefited me when hunting for a job.”

2014 Winning Designs

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