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Call for Entries: 2017 L A M P International Lighting Design Competition


March 22, 2017
by Canadian Architect

L A M P (Lighting Architecture Movement Project) is preparing for its fifth international lighting design competition and is sending out a call for entries to designers worldwide to participate. 

This year, L A M P has changed from a yearly event to a biannual event. “Over the four years that we have produced L A M P’s exhibition, we have gathered feedback on how to improve upon the competition every year. One thing we have realized is that allowing the designers more time could add great value to the work presented.” states LAMP founder Nicole Fox. “This will also give designers a longer period of time to create their fixtures and ensure that all chosen finalists will have a functioning design for the exhibition.” adds co-founder Annika Hagen. In 2017, L A M P will focus on the competition and the event will take place in Vancouver, Canada in 2018.

L A M P aims to introduce a broader audience to lighting design while promoting and connecting emerging talents to new markets. Each year the competition challenges designers to approach their lighting fixtures with the guidance of a theme. The theme for 2017/2018 is B A L A N C E.

The three categories open for submissions include student, emerging and established designers. After reviewing all submissions, the panel of judges will make their decisions based on a set evaluation ranging from aesthetics, marketability, innovation, and unique interpretation of the theme word. 

L A M P will announce the 2017-judging panel May 1st. Submissions run from June 1 to December 15, 2017. For competition details and entry requirements, please click here.