2021 Marks the 48th Anniversary of the IA Awards

The IES Illumination Awards program recognizes individuals for professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based on the individual merit of each entry. Judges are selected from a broad professional spectrum, representing knowledge of lighting and design excellence. The judging system is entirely based on how well the lighting design meets the program criteria. The Illumination Awards program is not a competition.

The Illumination Award for Interior Lighting Design sponsored by Edwin F. Guth, the Illumination Award for Outdoor Lighting Design sponsored by Cooper Lighting Solutions, the Control Innovation Award sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association, and the Energy and Environmental Design Award are parallel programs created to recognize outstanding lighting design.

The IES Illumination Awards were presented as the opening session to kick-off the 2020 Virtual Annual Conference. With Acuity Brands as the platinum sponsor, many projects from around the world were recognized with this honorable distinction. Thank you to those that submitted and congratulations to all recipients.

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PROGRAM RESOURCES

PROGRAM CATEGORIES

CONTROL INNOVATION AWARD

The Control Innovation Award, sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association
Advanced lighting control solutions can provide significant energy savings, flexibility and other benefits in buildings. This prestigious award recognizes good lighting projects that exemplify the effective use of lighting controls in nonresidential applications.
Lighting Controls Association

ILLUMINATION AWARD FOR INTERIOR LIGHTING DESIGN

Illumination Award for Interior Lighting Design, sponsored by Edwin Guth
In 1902 Edwin F. Guth founded the St. Louis Brass Company and later renamed it the Edwin F. Guth Company. Mr. Guth’s profound creativity, entrepreneurialism and focus to improve interior lighting are partially represented through 147 patents awarded to him prior to his passing in 1962. This award recognizes exceptional interior lighting projects that balance the functional illumination of space with the artistic application of light to enhance the occupant’s experience.

ILLUMINATION AWARD FOR OUTDOOR LIGHTING DESIGN

Illumination Award for Outdoor Lighting Design, sponsored by Cooper Lighting Solutions
The Outdoor Lighting Design Award recognizes excellence in lighting design and application in all aspects of exterior lighting. The program celebrates achievements in aesthetics, applied technical acumen, creative solutions to demanding site conditions and advancements to the industry in outdoor lighting applications. The goal of the program is to further the understanding, knowledge and function of outdoor lighting as a critical aspect of the built environment.
Cooper Lighting Solutions

THE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AWARD

The Energy and Environmental Design Award
The Energy and Environmental Design Award recognizes quality lighting installations in commercial and industrial buildings that incorporate advanced energy-saving strategies and environmentally responsible solutions into the overall design.

Awards

All projects receive levels of recognition attained by consensus judge scores.

The Award levels are:

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