2021 Illumination Awards

IES Illumination AwardsOnline submissions are NOW OPEN! The Illumination Awards program recognizes individuals for professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based on individual merit of each entry.

The IES Illumination Awards provide a unique opportunity for public recognition of professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based upon the individual merit of each entry judged against specific criteria. The year 2021 will be the 48th anniversary of the IES Lighting Awards program. This program is not a competition.

Submit your projects for these (4) parallel program categories:

  • Control Innovation
  • Interior Lighting Design
  • Outdoor Lighting Design
  • Energy & Environmental Design

Early Submissions January 2-31, 2021
Regular submissions February 1-19, 2021

This is your chance to have your lighting projects recognized by our local IES DC chapter at the 7th Annual Candela Awards to occur on November 4th, 2021.

During the 7th Candela Awards, we will also be recognizing the 2020 IESDC Candela Award winners. Click the buttons below to view the 2020 IESDC Candela Award and 2020 Illumination Awards of Merit recipients.

Please email Illumination Awards Co-Chairs Marissa Klink and Laura Arnold (mklink@alliancelighting.com, larnold@cmkling.com) and Candela Awards Co-Chairs Amanda Fentress and Jordan Calhoun (iesdc.candelas@gmail.com) with any questions.