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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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Undocumented Changes - Memorandum >

Roadway Lighting Committee Meeting >
March 26 – 27, 2015 | Houston, TX
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Louis B. Marks Award

Nomination Form: PDF | Word


Named in honor of the first President of the IES, the Louis B. Marks Award shall be presented to a member of the Society in recognition of exceptional service to the Society of a non-technical nature.


Candidates shall be members of the IES.


  1. All nominations must be submitted completely filled out on the Louis B. Marks nomination form and must be accompanied by four letters from individuals supporting the nomination. No current member of the Marks 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 Louis B. Marks Committee evaluates a candidate 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. The Chief Proposer will be advised on or about June 1 regarding the nomination.

The Award

The award is a framed certificate and a crystal sculpture presented at the IES Annual Conference.


Please contact the Chairperson of the Louis B. Marks Committee or the IES office.

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