International Association of Lighting Designers 22nd Annual IALD ...

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    2008 Call for Entries IALD International Lighting Design Awards

    Created by the International Association of Lighting Designers


    Anyone may enter a project for an award. The project must be a permanent architectural lighting design solution for which construction was completed after 1 June 2006. Projects entered last year can be resubmitted.

    Submissions and entry fees are due in the IALD's Chicago office by 15 November 2007.


    Projects must be assigned by the submitter to one of the following judging categories:

    ; Academic/Institutional

    ; Corporate

    ; Hospitality

    ; Monumental Structures/Public Spaces

    (including houses of worship and long-term museum shows)

    ; Permanent installation

    (any installation intended to be in place for at least two years; lighting design

    for temporary installations such as special events, theatrical performances,

    light sculpture, light art are not eligible)

    ; Residential

    ; Retail/Entertainment

    ; Site/Facade

    The IALD reserves the right to change the category of a submission. Projects within each category will be considered on their own merit and not judged against each other. Projects from different categories will not be considered within the same judging session.

    The IALD encourages submissions of all types and sizes. There is no minimum or maximum number of awards granted. Awards of Excellence and Merit will be based on points earned for both

    aesthetic and technical design achievement.

Recognition in the form of a Special Citation may be given for a particularly innovative aspect of a

    project's lighting design.

    The grand prize, IALD’s Radiance Award, will be presented to the project that is judged among all submittals to be the finest example of lighting design excellence (based on the highest point score).

    Note: There is no requirement that an award be made in every category. If no project reaches the required point score in a given category, no award will be granted in that category.

Sustainability Award

    In recognition of the growing importance of sustainable design to the profession of lighting design and to the world in which we live, the IALD in 2004 instituted an awards category for sustainable design. Any project submitted to the awards program may also be submitted for consideration under the Sustainable Design Award category, where the project will undergo an additional round of judging keyed solely to fulfillment of sustainable design principles.



Digital Images

    IMAGES SHOULD NOT INCLUDE ANY TEXT INFORMATION. All images must be named with respect to the project and numbered to correspond to the keyed description. (i.e. cityctr001.tif,

    cityctr002.tif, etc.)

    Please note that for the purposes of this competition an image is defined as one photograph. Up to three images per slide is permitted, and 10 images total per project is allowed. Image files

    containing multiple photographs combined into one digital file will have each separate image counted toward the project maximum of ten images.

    ; QUANTITY: Minimum of 6 and maximum of 10 per entry.

    ; QUALITY: TIF (best), PSD (better), JPG (good).

    ; RESOLUTION: 300 - 600 dpi.

    ; DIMENSIONS: (1200 x 1200px).

    Please note that images are either portrait or landscape, make sure that at

    least one dimension of the image is a minimum of 1200 px.

All references to the submitting firm must be removed from the images.

Digital Video

    Projects containing kinetic lighting may submit a video file to help explain the kinetic lighting elements. Please note that in order to control the length of time required to judge the projects, one (1) still

    image will be subtracted from the project for each fifteen (15) seconds of .avi video submitted.

    ; Video must be in .avi format and no larger than 20 meg.

    ; Video must be no longer than 2.5 minutes in length

    ; Video clips must be free of audio (music, narration, etc is not permitted)

    ; Video clips must be free of text/subtitles, etc.

    ; Video clips must be free of video editing techniques (digital manipulation,

    cross fades, etc.)

    ; Video walkthroughs of non-kinetic projects will not be accepted.

Image Tips

    The quality of the images and video clips are important in the judging process. Although the images do not need to be professionally photographed, they should be of the highest quality to illustrate the designer's work. Color photography is required. Please avoid the use of fill light when

    photographing the sites. If you must use fill light, please clearly identify which images include fill light. Undisclosed fill light and digital alternations/manipulations may be grounds for disqualification as it may alter the judge’s perception. Please also identify any areas in the images

    that were not the work of the submitting designer. Direct any questions regarding image submission to:

    Entrants are encouraged to include images that show the project in use, in context with its surroundings, and from a human vantage point. Smaller scale projects should show more detail rather than reducing the number of images. If the project includes exterior lighting, at least one daytime photograph is recommended. If plans or drawings are required to describe the lighting solution, include images of the essential information.



Submission Documents

    All entries must include all of the following documents in order to be considered for a IALD International Lighting Design Award.

    ; Cover page

    ; Written brief

    ; Keyed description

    ; * Written brief for Sustainability Award (if desired/applicable)

    ; Entry material release form

    ; Entry fee

Cover Page

    Must include in a Microsoft Word document (please find forms at the end of this document):

    ; Judging category

    ; Entrant's name

    ; Street address, city state or province, postal code and country

    ; E-mail address

    ; Project name and location

    ; Date of project completion

    ; Lighting designers on the project, including those no longer employed by the

    submitting firm

    ; Architects and other credits

    ; Size of project in sq. ft. or meters

    ; Installation cost

    ; Watts per sq. ft. or meter

    (This information is frequently requested by judges)

    Written Brief

    The Written Brief describes the design concept and synopsis of the special challenges or restraints of the project in 100 words or less. It may not contain any reference to any individual or group involved in the project. Word count is strictly enforced. Briefs are referenced in both rounds of judging.

Keyed Description

    This is a description of the lighting design solution in each of the submitted project images, and cannot exceed 400 words in total. It is referenced in the second round of judging. The description must relate the lighting solution to the architectural design concept and provide technical details of the solution. Include information related to the IALD Awards judging criteria and judging procedures,

    which can be found in this document. It must not contain any reference to any individual or group involved in the project.

Written Brief for Sustainability Award - OPTIONAL

    Optional brief for sustainability entrants. Provide a description of the project from a sustainable design perspective. Include details of the sustainable design challenges and goals for the project and describe how they were met during the course of design. This brief cannot exceed 250 words and

    should be keyed to the project images. It must not contain any reference to any individual or group involved in the project. Include information related to the sustainable judging criteria, which can be found later in this document. This must be submitted as a separate Word document on the

    submission CD or the IALD FTP site, entitled "Sustainability Award."

Entry Material Release Form

    Return this form signed and dated with the rest of your submission.


Entry Fee, Per Entry

    ; US $90 for IALD and LIRC members

    ; US $190 for non-members

    Payment can be made by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards.

    Checks must be payable in United States currency, made payable to IALD.

A single payment may be used for multiple entries.

Please do not send cash.


    Please note that submissions that do not follow competition guidelines will be returned to the submitter for correction. Submitters will be allowed to correct and resubmit the project one time. Otherwise, uncorrected projects will be returned and no resubmission will be allowed. SUBMISSION FEE IS NOT REFUNDABLE.



    All submissions should be made in digital format via either CD/DVD sent via trackable parcel delivery service (UPS/FedEx/DHL) or through the IALD FTP site (available after 1 September 2007).

    For FTP URL and personal login information, please send a request to or call +1 312/527-3677. Apple users will need third-party FTP software, such as Fetch, to upload to the IALD FTP site. To procure this software, click here:

    Submissions and entry fees are must arrive in the IALD's Chicago office no later than 15 November 2007.

    Entries can be uploaded to the IALD FTP site beginning on 1 September 2007 (contact 24 hours in advance for URL and personal login) or mailed on CD/DVD to:

    IALD, Awards Program

    The Merchandise Mart, Suite 9-104

    Chicago, IL 60654 USA

    Telephone: +1 312/527-3677

    Facsimile: +1 312/527-3680


    Award-winning projects will be recognized by category at the IALD Awards Presentation held in conjunction with the IALD Education Trust Benefit Dinner in Las Vegas Nevada, USA in Spring 2008.



    The IALD Awards judging process requires a commitment of three days from those invited to serve as judges. The Awards rules call for seven judges, five IALD members, one architect and one interior


    In an effort to have a diverse judging panel representative of the diverse membership of the IALD organization and community, the awards chairperson should attempt to recruit as diverse a cross-section of our membership as possible, including:

     1) At least one Fellow

    2) At least one Professional Member

    3) At least one Associate Member

    4) At least one member who is well versed in the area of Sustainability to assist the overall panel in the judging of the Sustainability submissions.

    5) At least one judge from outside the United States who should bring an international perspective to the process.

    The same person may represent several of the above criteria (i.e. a fellow who is also an expert in Sustainability.)


    IALD AWARDS Chairperson Selection Process

    The position of IALD Awards Chairperson requires a commitment of 4 years (one entry year as Co-Chair, two stand-alone years and one exiting year as Co-Chair).

The responsibilities of the Chairperson include:

    1) Coordinating the Awards process with IALD office staff.

    2) Providing guidance to the staff when needed in matters of member questions about the program.

    3) Selection of judges (in conjunction with staff).

    4) Review of submissions for compliance with program rules (in conjunction with staff).

    5) Hosting and administration of the judging, which is held at the IALD headquarters office in late January or early February. (Note that the Chairperson does not serve as a judge, but explains and oversees the judging process.)

    6) Provide assistance and input to staff in the preparations for the Awards Ceremony. (Includes review of script prepared by staff, and discussion of any unusual issues regarding venue preparations.)

    7) Provide input to staff on the appearance of the Call for Entries for the upcoming year’s program.

    8) Act as awards presenter at the Awards dinner.

    9) Act as the “face” of the program, explain and advocate for the program within our membership and the lighting community.

    The individual who serves as Chairperson should have previous experience with the workings of the program, preferably having served as a judge during an earlier awards cycle (since the program was redesigned in 2000). This will allow the entering Chairperson to have a working understanding of the judging process and the various pressures, time constraints and rewards of serving on the judging panel.

    As noted above, the Chairperson will be making a four-year commitment to the program that will entail the following schedule.

     Year One: Serve as Co-Chair with the outgoing Chairperson in order to gain a complete understanding of the tasks that need to be accomplished in the role of Chairperson. Year Two & Three: Act as sole Chairperson of the program. During year three, the Chairperson should select an incoming Chairperson (in conjunction with IALD staff). This person will serve as Co-Chair in year four. Year Four: Serve as Co-Chair with the incoming Chairperson in order to train that person in their responsibilities.

    It should be noted that IALD staff, independent of the Chairperson, carry out the majority of the work involved in producing the Awards program and event. It is the role of the Chairperson to track the progress of the program, provide input and direction to the staff when needed and provide interpretations of the program rules when needed.

IALD AWARDS - Review Process

    The IALD Design Awards Program shall undergo a review process every four years. This shall be a lessons learned/program adjustment exercise this is in no way meant to be a program overhaul.

    The review board shall be made up of a combination of current co-chairs, former co-chairs, staff and former judges, for a maximum total of nine participants for any given review year.

The review shall happen at the end of the Chair’s term (outgoing/incoming) year.


     PROJECT # ________

    Project Name:______________________________

     JUDGE Code________ Round 2 Questions: AESTHETIC DESIGN ACHIEVEMENT 1) Does the lighting design enhance the form of the architecture? 1 10pts max. 2) Does the lighting design produce a pleasing composition of light and shadow? 2 10pts max. 3) Does the lighting design portray an appropriate image or identity for the project? 3 10pts max. 4) Does the lighting design support and enhance the function of the project? 4 10pts max. 5) Does the project include complex lighting design problems that were successfully addressed? 5 10pts max. 6) Does the project represent a new or unique approach to lighting design for this category? 6 10pts max.

     Sub Total 60pts max. TECHNICAL DESIGN ACHIEVEMENT 1) Has the project successfully incorporated energy-efficient technology? 1 10pts max. 2) Does the lighting design address operational issues such as lamp life, accessibility for maintenance, and simplification of replacement inventory? 2 10pts max. 3) Does the project include complex technical problems that were successfully addressed? 3 10pts max. 4) Does the project include a new technology that was successfully applied? 4 10 pts max.

     Sub Total 40 pts max.

     Round 1 Total 100 pts max.

     Based on the open discussion of this project, judges may award the project up to 10 discretionary points. (Discretionary points should reflect your overall ranking of this project.) Optional 0-10 max. SUSTAINABIILTY CONTENDER YES___ NO____

     Grand Total 110pts max.





    Project Name:______________________________

     JUDGE Code________

    “Sustainable lighting design meets the qualitative needs of the visual environment

    with the least impact on the physical environment.”


    1) Does the lighting design demonstrate effective energy conservation? (exceed ASHRAE 90.1 1999 or applicable code requirements with technically proficient use of lamps, luminaires, controls, etc.) 10pts max.

    2) Does the lighting design integrate successful daylight design? 10pts max.

    3) Does the project include sustainability measures (intentional specification of green companies, manufacturers within 500 miles of job site, reuse of existing luminaires, recycled/recyclable product or packaging, on-site packaging recycling or take-back, etc.)? 10pts max.

    4) Does the project demonstrate design innovation (special coordination with other design disciplines, using alternative lighting sources or materials, integrating renewable energy,

    participating in LEED or other green building initiatives)? 10 pts max.

    Total 40 pts max.


    th25 Annual IALD Lighting Design Awards

    2008 Award Submitter Check List

; Projects completed after 01 June 2006 are eligible.

    ; Assign project to one of the seven submission categories on the cover page.


    ? Cover page: All information on this form is required! Make sure to fill it out accurately.

    ? Written Brief: 100 word limit. May not contain any reference to any individual or group

    involved in the project.

    ? Keyed Description: 400 word limit. May not contain any reference to any individual or

    group involved in the project.

    ? Sustainable Design Keyed Description*: Include this document if you wish to have

    your project considered for the sustainable design award category. May not contain any

    reference to any individual or group involved in the project. 250 word limit. Be sure to

    include information related to the sustainable judging criteria.

    ? Entry Material Release Form: Return this form signed and dated with the rest of your


    ? Entry Fee:

    o $90 per project for IALD members.

    o $190 per project for non-IALD members.

    o Pay in US dollars only by check, credit card or money order.

    ? Project Images:

    o 6-10 images per project in digital format on CD or via the IALD ftp site.

    o May not contain any text information or company logos.

    o Resolution is 300-600 dpi, dimensions should be 1200 x 1200 px.

    o TIF, PSD and JPG files are accepted, AVI for video.

    Projects are due in the IALD Chicago office by 15 November 2007.

    Any project that does not abide by the rules of entry will be returned, and the

    submission fee will not be refunded.

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