Eaton Opens Entries for National Lighting Design Competition

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — Power management company Eaton announced that it’s now accepting entries for the 39th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition. Professional and student entries can be submitted at The Lighting reSOURCE, Eaton’s new online informational hub. The competition deadline is January 20, 2016.

The SOURCE Awards competition, which focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design, is open to all lighting designers, architects, engineers, professional designers and consultants who use Eaton’s lighting and controls products for interior or exterior design projects. Students currently enrolled in any of these disciplines are also eligible to enter projects based on conceptual lighting designs and will be judged in a separate student category.

“There are many talented lighting specifiers and students that should be recognized for their creative and outstanding work,” said Kraig Kasler, president, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “We’re always looking for innovative uses and techniques of our lighting and controls products and this competition is a reflection of that.”

Entries must be received on or before January 20, 2016, and winners will be announced in April 2016 at LIGHTFAIR International in San Diego, California. The awards competition asks participants to enter projects that combine aesthetics, creativity and technical performance to address specific lighting needs while meeting project constraints and design concept goals. The competition also seeks a creative use of fixtures providing energy-efficient design solutions in addition to standard projects. There will be no minimum or maximum number of awards given, as each project will be judged on its own merit. Selected entries will earn the distinction of Winner, Honorable Mention or Award of Recognition.

Judging for the 39th Annual SOURCE Awards competition will take place in February 2016 by a professional, independent panel of lighting and design professionals, as well as a representative from the SOURCE, Eaton’s premier lighting educational center. The student winner(s) will receive a $1,500 award and professional winner(s) will receive $2,000. All winners will receive a crystal trophy, local and national recognition and an invitation to attend a lighting seminar at the SOURCE, located in Peachtree City, Georgia. The faculty adviser of the winning student(s) will also be invited to attend the seminar.

To learn more about the competition or view past winners, visit


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