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Online Judge Procedures

Thank you for your interest in becoming an online judge for the 2017 IES Illumination Awards program year. Your involvement in this prestigious award program would help ensure the professionalism and diversity that the awards have always represented. This document outlines your important role as a judge.


Online judging is open from March 25 through April 22, 2017. During this period you may login to your account and review the assigned projects. These projects are randomly selected from submissions entered from the U.S. and international lighting community. You can log out and return to your account during the judging period to complete the work.

You will be presented with one project at a time. You may go back and review images, video and narrative from the project’s gallery, but once you have submitted your score, you cannot return to that project.

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.

For your reference, the score sheet and program Procedures and Rules. Please familiarize yourself with these before beginning your judging.

We ask that all comments and scoring remain confidential and that you do not share the project information with others.

Remember that you cannot be an online judge if you are a member of the IES Board of Directors, or an IES Employee.

Apply to be a judge here.

Thank you again for your time. For feedback or questions, please contact Marie Meacham at mmeacham@ies.org or 212-248-5000 x113


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