THE LIT DESIGN AWARDS IS OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS, FROM LIGHTING MANUFACTURERS, DESIGNERS AND PRACTISES FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
Selected by our esteemed jury of designers and leaders in the lighting, interior design, and architectural fields, the annual winners will receive the LIT trophy, extensive publicity showcasing their designs and products to an international audience, and more.
The LIT Design Awards ™ was created to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting implementers. We believe that lighting is both an art and a science, and it is one of the most important elements of design. The LIT Awards was envisioned to celebrate creativity and innovation in the fields of lighting products and applications.
LIT Lighting Design Awards is the sibling Award of SIT Furniture Design Award (SIT), International Design Awards (IDA), and European Product Design Awards ( ePDA) all focusing on Product Esthetic, Concepts & Enhancement, which have emerged as some of the most well-known Design Awards today.
The LIT Design Award is a program under the 3C Awards, a leading organization curating and promoting design across the globe. The company represents today’s diversity and innovation in Lighting Design, Furniture Design, Interior Design, and Architecture. Each brand is a symbol of design excellence around the world, showcasing Professional and Emerging designers’ work to over 100 expert jury members.
Developed by Hossein Farmani and Astrid Hébert, 3C Awards is part of a larger organization 3C GROUP based in Switzerland and specialized in Awards, Marketing, Media, and Events. 3C Group is a sister company to Farmani Group, founded by Hossein Farmani. Farmani Group is a leading organization curating and promoting photography, design, and architecture across the globe since 1985.
3C awards is part of Three C Group GmbH, a Swiss-registered company based in Grabenstrasse 15a, 6340 Baar, Switzerland. More information is available on: www.3Cawards.com
LIGHTING PRODUCT DESIGN OF THE YEAR – PROFESSIONAL
The Lighting Product Design of the Year Award recognizes the efforts of talented lighting product designers who improve and perfect the quality of design and quality of light emitted by their designs.
The Lighting Product Design of the Year Winner will receive the LIT Awards Trophy as well as a copy of the Annual LIT Catalogue of Lighting Design and Implementation, distributed internationally. Additionally, the winning lighting product or design will be promoted in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide, receive coverage on our website throughout the year, and critical acclaim by our distinguished panel of judges.
LIGHTING DESIGN OF THE YEAR – PROFESSIONAL
The Lighting Design 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 creates the mood and ambiance of 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 will receive the LIT Awards Trophy as well as a copy of the 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.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – PROFESSIONAL
The Lifetime Achievement Award has been introduced in 2018 to recognize the Lighting Designer / Lighting Product Designer and other professionals in the Lighting Industry, who’s contributions over their entire career to the industry. Dedicated to professionals, the Award is today the highest honor awarded in the lighting design field. There is no fee to nominate a designer.
To nominate a Lighting Designer for the LIT Lifetime Achievement Award, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following materials:
Lighting Designer’s Full Name
Current Company Information
Headshot of Designer
Series of designs, 5-7 images of work/projects
Bio & Description of Career in Lighting Design
Take a look at the LIT Lifetime Achievement Award recipients interviews:
The Spotlight Prize has been introduced in 2020 to reward and put the “spotlight” on an organization, association, project, or initiative that carries out remarkable work for its community and has a major contribution to the Lighting Industry. There is no fee to nominate a designer.
To nominate a recipient of the Spotlight Prize, please email email@example.com with the following materials:
Name of the Project, Organization, or initiative
The website address, social media accounts, or other communication platform used
Names and contact details of the founders or representatives
EMERGING LIGHTING PRODUCT DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – STUDENT
Students and young designers are also encouraged to apply, for a chance to be awarded the title of Emerging Lighting Product Designer of the year This prize is awarded to the student who has demonstrated devotion to elevating the art of product lighting design.
You could receive the LIT trophy at an exclusive evening celebrating the winners, a cash prize of CHF 1,000.00 as well as the publication of your work in the LIT Annual Book. The promotion of your work will be sent in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide and you will enjoy year-long coverage on the LIT Design Awards website. Winners will also receive the certificate of achievement and winner’s seal to use online and in printed media.
EMERGING LIGHTING DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – STUDENT
Students and young designers are encouraged to apply, for a chance to be awarded the title Emerging Lighting Designer of the year. This prize is awarded to the student who has demonstrated devotion to elevating the art of Lighting Design.
You could receive the LIT trophy at an exclusive evening celebrating the winners, a cash prize of CHF1,000.00 as well as the publication of your work in the LIT Annual Book. The promotion of your work will be sent in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide and you will enjoy year-long coverage on the LIT Design Awards website. Winners will also receive the certificate of achievement and winner’s seal to use online and in printed media.
Entries can be submitted as conceptual designs, in progress, or as completed projects. The only restriction is that entries or completed projects must be no more than 5 years old. Submissions can be made as a Professional or as a Student.
Winners are chosen based on a single project – not for a body of work.
The LIT Design Awards competition is open to anyone aged 18+ residing anywhere in the world. Professional entries will be judged against other professionals and student entries against other students.
The evaluation process for entries to the LIT Lighting Design Awards is based on various judging criteria that are constantly adapted to new technical, social, economic, and ecological requirements. These criteria are not comprehensive and not all criteria are applicable to each product. They simply provide an orientation framework and basis for judging, which is complemented by each individual juror’s expertise and socio-cultural background.
Each member of the Jury is passionately committed to providing a fair evaluation. Jury members are assigned categories based on their specific background and expertise. All projects are viewed and judged randomly and anonymously to ensure unbiased and fair judging.
The judging criteria include the following:
Innovation — does the product provide something new to the market or supplement/improve an existing product?
Aesthetics — form, shape, color, texture, finishing, the material used, etc.
Functionality — ease of use, safety, maintenance, etc.
Ergonomics — the product’s interaction with the user
Durability — the quality and longevity of the design
Impact — the benefit delivered to the user and/or society by the product
Utility — does the product meet the intended purpose and needs of the user?
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