With the deadline for the Lux Awards – 15 July – just over a month away, it’s time to put entering on the top of your To Do list. Because the Lux Awards is a unique opportunity to gain independent recognition for your work – and demonstrate to your peers, clients and potential customers that you are setting the standard in the industry.
Uniquely, the Lux Awards enables the whole lighting industry and its clients can participate.
Organised by Lux magazine and the LIF, it’s designed to celebrate and reward both creativity and sustainability. Crucially, it will also recognise clients and end-users who have used lighting in exceptional ways to improve their lit environment – and reduce energy.
So what are you waiting for? Now is the time to select the category in which you think you can shine – and get entering,
We’ve tried to make entering as easy as possible – you simply download a template from the Lux Awards website – www.luxawards.co.uk – and then fill it in. We’ll also need some pictures and any supporting evidence you’d like to include.
There are some categories to reward clients and end-users for their support of the lighting industry and its technology. You can encourage them to enter, or better still, nominate them for an award in a proxy entry. So for instance, a designer could enter a client for Retailer of the Year or a manufacturer could enter a customer for Client of the Year. It’s easy – all the instructions are on the entry form. Your entry should arrive by Friday 15 July – so get it on your to-do list today.
Projects should have been installed or improved in the last two years (from 16 July 2009 to 15 July 2011) and products must have been on the market during this period.
A number of different judging panels of the appropriate experience and expertise will evaluate each category – their names will be published in the summer.
Shortlisted entries in the project categories (Architectural Lighting Project of the Year, Retrofit Project of the Year, Commercial Project of the Year, Industrial Project of the Year, Award for Urban Lighting) will be visited and assessed in situ by the relevant judging panel. In the three product categories (Luminaire of the Year – Interior, Luminaire of the Year – Exterior or Controls and Light Source of the Year) a sample will be assessed by judging panel. Entrants can also present their product in person to the judges and answer their questions. The other categories will be judged on the entry and supporting evidence.
A shortlist of entries will be published on this website in September and the winners will be announced at the presentations ceremony on the evening of Wednesday 9 November, and published on this website on Thursday 10 November.
The venue for the presentations evening is the Great Hall at Chelsea Football Club, and the glamorous black-tie evening will include a drinks reception, a four-course dinner from Chelsea’s acclaimed kitchen, live entertainment, the presentations ceremony and an after-show party.
Oh, and good luck!