The Lighting Designer of the Year Award recognizes the people and practices striving towards excellence in lighting design implementation and application. The lighting director, architect, electrical engineer, interior designer, landscape architect, urban planner etc., each create the mood and ambience of a space with their lighting implementation. There would be no architectural, interior design or landscape design achievements without the right lighting – which is the reason we want to recognize this essential part of the design process through the Lit Awards.

The Lighting Designer of the Year Winner will receive the LIT Awards Trophy as well as a copy of the 3rdd Annual LIT Catalogue of Lighting Design and Implementation, distributed internationally. Additionally, the winning lighting design implementer will be promoted in a newsletter to 100,000 lighting and design professionals and potential clients worldwide, receive coverage on our website throughout the year, and critical acclaim by our distinguished panel of judges.

The selected 2019 winners will be featured in the 3rd Annual LIT Awards Lighting Exhibition in 2020 and will be honored at the next LEDforum in São Paulo, Brazil.


  • Agricultural Lighting
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Artisan Glass Blown Lighting
  • Community Building Lighting
  • Conceptual Designs / Projects in Development
  • Daylighting
  • Energy Saving Lighting Systems
  • Exterior Architectural Illumination
  • Exterior Lighting Software Development
  • Fashion Design Lighting
  • Healthcare Lighting
  • Heritage Lighting
  • Hotel and Restaurant Lighting
  • Horticultural Lighting
  • Industrial Design
  • Interactive Lighting Projects
  • Interior Architectural Illumination
  • Interior Lighting Software Development
  • Landscape Lighting
  • LED Exterior Systems
  • LED Interior Systems
  • Light Art Project
  • Live Design Lighting
  • Low Carbon Lighting
  • Concert/Event Lighting Installation
  • Residential Design
  • Spectrum Lighting
  • Stage Lighting
  • Street Lighting
  • Theater Performance Design
  • Workplace Lighting


10% Early Bird discount until June 30th, 2019

5% Early Bird discount until July 31st, 2019

FINAL Deadline: October 31st, 2019 – $220

Each additional category – $110

The online payment options include PayPal or Credit Card. Please note that entry fees are non-refundable and once submitted, the entry is final and cannot be edited.


  1. The project must have been completed within the last 2 years
  2. Provide a brief description of the design or implementation
  3. Provide a Designer and/or Company Profile
  4. Give names of those who should be credited for the design or product (i.e. company, designer, engineer, etc.)
  5. Up to 10 images of your lighting design, including an optional company logo
  6. *Optional* Product Specification PDF (Mainly for Product Design Category, but Spec Sheet can also be included for Implementation – of manufacturing details used in design)

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or email us at TEAM@LITAWARDS.COM if you have any questions regarding these requirements.