Why Should You Register?

With 31 categories in Architectural Lighting Design, 15 categories in Entertainment Lighting Design and 44 categories in Lighting Product Design represented, the LIT Awards is one of the most comprehensive lighting design competitions, uniting creativity, and innovation. This award is a powerful cross-disciplinary platform from which to promote your designs to a truly international market.

Brand Differentiation

Becoming a LIT Design Award winner will set you apart from the competition. Whether it’s your product design credential or a sustainable concept, by carefully selecting the category you enter, you can create a niche to make you stand out from your competitors. The LIT Design Awards is an independent endorsement and an outstanding indicator of success.

Marketing Opportunities

Being associated with a business awards event provides excellent PR opportunities before, during and after the event. LIT Awards Winners will improve brand awareness and support the promotion of your business to new design professionals and potential clients worldwide. The team has strong relationships with all major design-related media which will maximize your company’s PR exposure.

After winning, make sure to update your marketing materials with the LIT Awards logo, including your business cards, website, literature, email, and sales material. It’s important to make sure that people know what your business has achieved.

Increased Credibility

The LIT prize or Honourable Mention acts as a 3rd-party endorsement for your business. Our winning badge is a sign of quality for potential customers and can be a part of your sales strategy. It’s a great way of differentiating your company from competitors.

Boosting Morale

Winning a prize or receiving a LIT Awards Honourable Mention is a very public way of recognizing the hard work and achievements of your staff. Awards should be celebrated as a team to boost morale.

Attracting Talent and Investment

Being recognized as a LIT Awards Winner is building your brand to attract new talent and engage with potential investors.

Six months mentorship for the “Emerging Designer of the Year”

Thanks to our partnerships with the “Silhouette Awards (SA)” a pioneering program launched by Archifos and Parrot PR & Marketing, the “Emerging Lighting Product Designer of the Year” and “Emerging Lighting Designer of the Year” will receive 6 months of mentorship by one of the esteemed SA judge Mentors to enhance their skill set, progress their career ambitions, and add real value to the creativity of the industry, raising the bar for talent to steer and lead the industry in years to come.


Lighting Design of the Year
Emerging Lighting Designer
Honorable Mention
Coveted LIT Awards Trophy
Winner Interview on LIT Awards and
Mentioned in the Winners Press Release
Gift Certificate to distribute 1 press kit on v2com newswire
Interview feature on D5 Magazine
50% discount to distribute 1 press kit on v2com newswire
Cash Prize of CHF1000
6 Months Mentorship by Silhouette Awards
Invited to the Awards Ceremony
E-newsletter Announcement
Featured in the LIT Book of Design
Dedicated Social Media Posts
Invited to the Award Ceremony (Bi annually)
Digital Badge of Achievement
Digital Certificate
Exposure on the online winners' exhibition
Publicity benefits from extensive awards communication campaign
Share your submission option

LIT Lighting Design Awards – Winner certificate

All winners & honorable mentions will receive a certificate of Achievement and LIT Winner Seal as well as be featured on the LIT winner online directory and benefit from the all-year-round media coverage.

LIT Lighting Design Awards – Coveted Trophy

LIT Design Awards gives 7 winning titles per year: Lighting Product Design of the Year, Architectural Lighting Design of the Year, Entertainment Lighting Design of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Spotlight Prize, Emerging Lighting Product Design of the Year, and Emerging Lighting Designer of the Year.

The trophy has been designed by Arshia Architects, a Los Angeles-based architecture and design studio. Read more about the trophy’s idea and creative process.

LIT Lighting Design Awards – Badge of Achievement

Each winning project will receive its own badge of achievement. The LIT Design Awards badge is the perfect marketing tool, placed everywhere you have a presence: in print, on your website, business card, email signature and share it on social media.

LIT Lighting Design Awards – Book of Design

LIT Design Awards yearly catalog showcases LIT winners in Lighting Design and Lighting Product Design as well as the recipients of the “Lifetime Achievement” and “Spotlight” prizes.

The Book of Design is available to purchase on Amazon and can be downloaded freely on the LIT Awards website.

LIT Lighting Design Awards – Winner’s Celebration

The LIT Awards hold a winner’s event every second year. This is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the achievement of all winners, provide networking opportunities, and foster considerable media attention. Our LIT  Awards winners will be provided with an exclusive invitation, granting them free entrance, together with one guest. Additionally, the laureates can invite important institutional or press contacts by contacting the LIT Awards team.

The country and/or venue will alter each time. The LIT Lighting Design Awards is a global program and we wish to reflect this in our events.


We know that social proof is one of the most influential factors in consumers’ decision-making. Consumer and Professional (third party) reviews are nearly 12 times more trusted than internal descriptions; the LIT Design Awards is the ultimate review and testimonial.

Print your certificate and winner badge, add them on your website, share with your community on social media, website, and direct marketing.

Add the Winner badge on your product package and design brochures. This is a fantastic marketing opportunity.

Issue a Press Release and send it to your local media and/ or communication agency. LIT is publishing the official winner press release on the LIT website.

Add your winner badge to your email signature: Your email signature is seen daily by scores of people who may not know about your award. Just add a statement that says “winner of the (year) (award name)” so that every outgoing email is also a testament to your achievement.

Add the winner badge to your product design page and product display: share with your retailers/resellers so they will display the signage to the public. This is catchy and will drive interest.

Involve your team: your sales & marketing team should celebrate the achievement to boost their morale and communicate the win to all their contacts/clients.

Consider an advertisement. It’s common for companies to take out an advertisement after they’ve won an award to call attention to their achievement, or possibly to congratulate fellow winners.

Add “award-winning” to all company descriptions. After you win an award, from that day on you have the right to call yourselves an “award-winning” company. An industry-recognized award serves as an independent endorsement of your company’s quality. Winning the LIT Design Awards is a great competitive advantage for your company and more importantly, it’s an evaluation that will bolster potential customers’ trust when coupled with your internal marketing material