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.
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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 IES Fellow designation shall be awarded to a Member of the Society for valuable contribution to the technical activities of the Society; to the art or science of illumination; or to the related scientific or engineering fields.
The award is a certificate and a 14kt. gold Fellow lapel pin presented at the IES Annual Conference.
Please contact the Chairperson of the Board of Fellows or the staff liaison at the IES office.
The grade of IES Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and shall be conferred by the IES Board of Directors after review of recomendations of the IES Board of Fellows upon a person of outstanding qualifications and experience in one of the designated areas (engineering/science, lighting design, product design or education). The nominee must have made important individual contributions to one of the above areas that are timely and reflect a lasting contribution advancing the art and/or science of illumination. The candidate shall have been in good standing as a member of the Society in Member classification for at least five (5) years preceding the nomination for this designation.
The Board of Fellows depends upon the Chief Proposer to furnish all of the necessary information requested on the Nomination Form in a concise and succinct statement of the unique qualifications of the candidate. It is essential that documented evidence of the candidate's contributions be included. The Board of Fellows seeks to identify, from the documents submitted, areas of excellence that clearly distinguish the work of the nominee as outstanding.
The Chief Proposer is responsible for submission of the Nomination Form, selection of the other Proposers and the required References and to provide each with the proper form. He/she must be certain that each of the above are informed of the proper protocol for submission and verification of the candidate's qualifications and that they are received by the IES office in a timely manner. Submissions not meeting the requirements or the due dates will disqualify the nominee from consideration in the year submitted. It is essential that the Chief Proposer carefully reads, understands and follows the IES guidelines for Fellow Nomination.
The Board of Fellows adheres strictly to the following deadline dates on which the documentation indicated must be received. January 31 - The Nomination Form to the IES office along with at least three completed Proposer forms and at least three written references.
The Chief Proposer must be a member in good standing. No member of the Board of Directors may nominate, sponsor, provide reference for be or considered for an IES award while a member on the Board. No member of the Board of Fellows may be the Chief Proposer, Proposer or Reference.
Submit the original completed Nomination Form to the IES office.
The criteria used by the Board of Fellows are the following:
The Nomination Form (PDF | Word) consists of 11 sections and each should be completely filled out. The important parts are the citation, the support and the references. The citation should state the contribution for which the candidate should be honored; the body of the nomination should spell out the contributions in specific terms; and the references should vouch for the accuracy of the nominator's statement.
The comments below refer to specific sections of the Nomination Form.
Example: [For development of advanced energy efficient fluorescent lamp and ballast lighting systems].
Any IES Member may be the Chief Proposer. No member of the Board of Fellows may be the Chief Proposer, Proposer or Reference.
Begin with the candidate's present occupation followed by previous experience. Indicate positions held and briefly explain responsibilities in each position. If a large portion of the candidate's experience has been in one organization, subdivide the experience according to varying assignments within the organization. Choose the most important assignments to avoid exceeding allotted space.
Indicate the significance of the candidate's achievement internationally, nationally and industry wide, limiting your copy to the space allotted.
This award of unusual professional distinction is made to an individual for outstanding contributions in the field of illumination (engineering/science lighting design, product design or education). The Nomination Form submitted by the nominator is the only information supplied to the Board of Fellows so that it is essential that the nominee's qualifications be clearly and succinctly established on this form. The Board of Fellows recognizes that significant contributions can be in one of the four areas within the profession. It is therefore important for the nominator to define the area of the nominee's contributions; identify and describe the nominee's outstanding contributions as:
Review the candidate's tangible evidence of accomplishments. By tangible evidence is meant items in the public domain which a proposer, reference or an evaluation committee member may seek out for the purpose of verifying the candidate's accomplishments. In cases where there is a group effort, the candidate's contributions must be specified.
Be thorough, providing all of the major activities and the span of the activities. List here only actual activities within the IES.
Awards, Professional Society memberships, Major Professional, Governmental, or International Committee Memberships, Professional Engineers License: Explain the significance of lesser known awards. Provide information on the societies and grades of membership. Major services to other societies, technical, professional or trade should be highlighted.
At least three (3) IES members who are listed on the active IES membership roster are required to serve as proposers. At least one of the proposers must be an IES fellow; the remaining sponsors must be IES members, member grade. It is recommended that an additional two be supplied in the event of any problem that may arise. The Proposer kit should be sent to each proposer and returned to the IES office prior to the deadline date. As stated earlier, the form must be typewritten in proper English with verification of the nominator's claims. Names of proposers should be listed in alphabetical order.
No member of the Board of Directors or Board of Fellows shall act as a Proposer or Reference. The Nomination kit should contain the list of IES Fellows and the members on the Board. It is desirable that most proposers and references be selected from other than the candidate's own organization.
When the Chief Proposer selects the Proposers and References, he/she should forward to them a draft of the Nomination Form. The draft and the appropriate proposer form and the requirements for the references should be sent to the proposers and references, respectively. It may also help if the Candidate's resume is also included in the package. Ask each of them to review the Nomination Form and to send it back with any amendments they feel will improve the submission.
It is recommended that two additional sponsors and references be supplied in the event of a potential problem. Be certain that their task is clearly understood and the deadline for submitting their remarks to the Board of Fellows is clearly established.