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ICC, ASHRAE Outline Roles to Consolidate IgCC and 189.1 in Response to Call from Industry
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International Year of Light 2015 (IYL)
The IES is a Gold Associate sponsor of the International Year of Light 2015 (IYL).
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The Richard Kelly Grant
2015 Call For Entries - Grant proposals must be submitted by June 30, 2015.
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Model Lighting Ordinance – 2011:
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2015 IES Street and Area Lighting Conference >
October 4-7, 2015 | Savannah, GA
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Program Overview

2011 Recipients | 2012 Recipients | 2013 Recipients | 2014 Recipients | 2015 Recipients

Click here to submit your 2016 IES Illumination Awards (IA) Submission *
Last day for submissions for the 2016 IES IA Program will be February 8, 2016.



The full 2016 IA program calendar is available on the “applicant resources” tab above. Be sure to use the tool bar above to prepare your 2016 IES IA Program submission. Be sure to read the rules and procedures as well as the score sheets for each category.

The IES Illumination Awards provides 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.

Judges are selected from a broad professional spectrum that represents knowledge of lighting and design excellence. The judging system is based entirely on how well the lighting design does or does not meet the program criteria. This program is not a competition. The program is open to any qualified entrant without limitations as to professional affiliations. The Lighting Control Innovation Award Sponsored by Lighting Controls Association, the Guth Award for Interior Lighting Design, the Outdoor Lighting Design Award sponsored by Eaton, the Cutler Award for Residential Lighting Design and the Energy and Environmental Design Award sponsored by Osram Sylvania are parallel programs created to recognize outstanding lighting design.

* In previous years, the IES Illumination Awards shared a submissions portal with the IES NYC Section Lumen Awards. Effective 2016, if you are interested in submitting a project for the Lumen Awards you must use their separate portal. To submit to the IES NYC Section Lumen Awards, please click here. Submitting to the IA program will not automatically enter your project in the IES NYC Section Lumen Awards program any longer.




Contact Us

For Technical Support such as uploading photos, video and narration, please contact DataArt: ies.support@dataart.com


Please note: DataArt is only available for technical assistance while the IA program is open. As technical support they will ONLY be available from the date IA program submission opens and will remain available until the submission editing phase is closed. Once the online judging phase begins AW Systems will only be available for online judges should they need any technical support.

For all other IA program questions such as rules and procedures, award categories etc, please contact IES directly:

Marianne Peluso
IES Member Services Coordinator
(212) 248-5000 Ext. 125
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Valerie Landers
IES Director, Member Services
T 212-248-5000 x 117
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IES Fax 212-248-5017

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