Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the main requirements for submitting an entry?
A: The main elements we will need you to provide include: 1) An image or images of your lighting design; 2) A brief description of the design or implementation and your background if applicable; 3) Names of those who should be credited for the design or product (i.e. company, designer, engineer, etc.); 4) Optional Product Specification PDF (Mainly for Product Design, but Spec Sheet can also be included for Implementation - of manufacturer details used in design).
Q: What are the steps for submitting an entry?
A: 1) Sign up for a free membership profile; 2) Once you’re a member, log in with your username and password, and you will be directed to the submissions page; 3) Fill in the required information and upload your submission; 4) Proceed to the payment page.
Q: Do I need to pay the submissions fee before I can submit my work?
A: No, you can submit your work before paying the required fee. However, the submission will not be eligible for consideration by the jury until the payment of the submission fee has been finalized.
Q: How many images can I enter for each design?
A: You may submit up to 10 images for each design. The online entry form is set up for you to submit a series of images. You may submit one image or up to 10 images for the same entry. Please keep in mind that you may only submit a description and other details with the first image. Make sure all your images are related to the same series. You may also upload a PDF Spec Sheet with additional manufacturing or other details if desired.
Q: What should I do if I have trouble uploading my images:
A: First check that the image does not exceed the maximum size of 2MB, 1000 pixels wide, that it is the correct format of JPG or RGB, and that the file name contains only letters or numbers. Once these are confirmed and you still cannot upload your images, please contact our staff at email@example.com.
Q: How will I know if my submission is complete, and what do I do if it is not?
A: You may check on your entry status anytime by logging into the Member Section with your username and password, and clicking on “Entry History.” Note: If a submission is incomplete when the window for submissions closes (i.e. the submission fee has not been paid, or the images have not been uploaded correctly), the submission will not be eligible for juried consideration. Though we make every effort to make contact and to ensure completion of submissions, we are not responsible for incomplete entries and are unable to offer a refund should an entry be incomplete once the submission window is closed.
Q: Can I enter one lighting design into multiple categories?
A: Yes, you may enter the same design into as many sub-categories as you see fit. In fact, doing so may increase your chances of winning. However, there is an additional fee for each additional sub-category you select.
Q: Do I need to be studying lighting design in order to qualify for the “Student” category and entry fees?
A: Anyone who is a student of any kind can enter work under the student category and receive the reduced submissions fee, which applies as well to both a full-time and part-time student status.
Q: Can I make changes to my entry after I have paid the submissions fee?
A: You will not be able to edit your submission after the payment has been finalized. For this reason, please review your work carefully and make sure that the entries are submitted correctly before finalizing your payment.
Q: How will I know if you have received my entry?
A: You will receive a confirmation email from us shortly after you submit and pay for your submission. If you do not receive and email, please verify that your email is correct in our records by logging into the Member Section and selecting “Edit Profile.” In addition, if you are using spam-blocking software, please add litawards.com to your list of approved recipients. If you still do not receive our emails, please log into the Member Section and click on “Entry History” to view your submission status and make sure all your entries have been successfully paid for.
Q: What are the payment options for the submissions fee?
A: We accept payment for submissions either by Credit Card or by PayPal. Once a submission fee has been paid, there are no refunds provided. If you have been wrongly charged for any reason, we will be happy to credit the amount that is due. At this time we only accept USD.
Q: Is there a time limit within which the project was completed?
A: Yes, the project must have been completed within the last 5 years.
Q: What is the time of the final deadline?
A: We accept online entries until midnight, Central European Time, on the final deadline of November 30th, 2017.
Q: How will my images be used?
A. Your images are NEVER used for any purpose other than the promotion of the LIT Design Awards, and they will always be accompanied by the selected copyright information. All artists thus far have been extremely grateful and happy with the manner in which their images have been used and promoted globally. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a concern with how your design images are promoted.
Q: Where will my image(s) be used/shown?
A: One of the great things about the LIT Design Awards is its global reach. Your image will be viewed with your credit all around the world.
Q: Will I be compensated for the use of my images?
A: There is no monetary remuneration for the use of your image related to the Farmani Group.
Q: Will I be notified if I've won an award?
A: We do notify award winners by email, but it does sometimes happen that notifications get caught in server filters so it’s possible that you may not receive the email notification. Fortunately, you can always check to see if you've won any awards by logging into the Member Section and clicking on Winner Services.
Q: If I win an award, will I be eligible to receive a free copy of the LIT Catalogue?
A: The 1st Annual LIT Catalogue of Lighting Design and Implementation is made available for purchase online. The cost of the book is primarily to cover the cost of printing and shipping and is not a profit-making endeavor. Also, there are hundreds of designers and companies featured in the book, so it would not be feasible to make it available free of charge.