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enLIGHTen: IES International Year of Light Photo Contest 2015
In celebration of 2015 as the International Year of Light as proclaimed by UNESCO, the Emerging Professionals of IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) are giving you a reason to share your love for lighting for the next 6 months. Every month we will announce a “Theme of the Month” to which you will post “lighting” photos related to the chosen theme. You can post as many photos as you wish and at the end of each month, for bragging rights only, we will announce our favourite photo of the month. In August, a group of industry professional judges will select the top 3 entrants based on their photo originality, uniqueness, relevance to the theme of the month, activity and interaction with the public.
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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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The Lighting Handbook, 10th Edition
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Advanced Energy Design Guides: Free Download >

Model Lighting Ordinance – 2011:
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Roadway Lighting Committee Meeting >
March 26 – 27, 2015 | Houston, TX
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Distinguished Service Award

Nomination Form: PDF | Word

The Distinguished Service Award shall be presented in recognition of continuous dedicated service to the Society, principally of a non-technical nature, having significantly furthered the purpose for which the Society was founded, and continued over a number of years in various programs and activities at, typically, regional and international levels. The Distinguished Service Award was established in 1967.


  1. A candidate shall have performed at least fifteen (15) years of continuous dedicated service to the Society as a member or, in unusual and rare occasions, as a non-member or a member of less than fifteen (15) years service.
  2. No restrictions as to classification of membership.
  3. Prior recognition by the Society in either Honors or Offices shall neither qualify nor disqualify any nominee.


  1. All nominations must be submitted completely filled out on the Distinguished Service Award nomination form and must be accompanied by three letters from individuals supporting the nomination. No current member of the Distinguished Service Award Committee or the IES Board of Directors may serve as a nominator, proposer, or reference for the nomination. The form is available at the link located at the top of this page.
  2. The letters should include details of the candidate's accomplishments relative to the criteria of the award. The Distinguished Service Award Committee evaluates candidates on the information submitted.
  3. The deadline for receipt of the official nomination form at the IES office is January 31. Nominations received after that date will be held for consideration the following year. Proposers will be advised on or about June 1 regarding the results of their nomination.

The Award

The award is a 14kt. gold lapel pin and a certificate presented at the IES Annual Conference.


Please contact the Chairperson of the Distinguished Service Award Committee or the IES office.

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