Lighting Product Design of the Year: Professional 

Emerging Lighting Product Design of the Year: Student 

The Lighting Product Design of the Year Award and Emerging Lighting Product Design of the Year recognize the efforts of talented lighting product designers who improve and perfect the quality of design and quality of light emitted by their designs. The LIT Design Awards accepts submissions in the following categories:


  • Agricultural Lighting
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Artisan Glass Blown Lighting
  • Automotive Lighting
  • Bathroom Lighting
  • Ceiling Lights
  • Chandeliers
  • Cove Lighting
  • Deck and Step Lights
  • Decorative Accent Lamps
  • Designer/Custom Lighting
  • Desk Lamps, Floor Lamps
  • Domotics
  • Energy Saving Lighting
  • Entertainment Lighting
  • Flood Lights
  • Flush Lights
  • Hanging Lamps
  • Hanging Lights
  • Healthcare Lighting
  • Horticultural Lighting
  • Illuminated Ceilings
  • Illuminated Home Décor
  • Innovative Lighting Design
  • Software Applications
  • Interactive Lighting Products
  • Lanterns and Torch Lights
  • LED Lighting Products & Fixtures
  • Lighting Control Systems
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Mood Lighting
  • Neon Lighting
  • Outdoor Ceiling Lights
  • Outdoor Hanging Lights
  • Outdoor Spotlights
  • Outdoor Wall Lighting
  • Pendant Lighting
  • Portable Lamps
  • Post Lanterns
  • Projection/Theater Lighting
  • Solar Lighting
  • Solid-State Lighting
  • Street Lighting
  • Task Lighting
  • Tiffany Lighting
  • Track Lighting
  • Wall Sconces
  • .


Lighting Designer of the Year: Professional 

Emerging Lighting Designer of the Year: Student

The Lighting Designer of the Year Award and Emerging Lighting designer of the Year recognize 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.


  • Agricultural Lighting
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Artisan Glass Blown Lighting
  • Community Building Lighting
  • Daylighting
  • Energy Saving Lighting Systems
  • Exterior Architectural Illumination
  • Exterior Lighting Software Development
  • Fashion Design Lighting
  • Healthcare Lighting
  • Heritage Lighting
  • Hospitality Lighting
  • Restaurant and Bar 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
  • Music Event Lighting (DJ/Video)
  • Residential Design
  • Spectrum Lighting
  • Stage Lighting
  • Street Lighting
  • Theater Performance Design
  • Workplace Lighting
  • Bridges and Public infrastructures Lighting
  • Conceptual Designs-Projects in Development


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


    We have created a list of the best tips to guide you through the submission process, step by step, making sure your design entry is strong and will have a positive impact on the Jury:


    • Complete your user/company profile. Our system provides an auto-generated invoice for your submission fees, so please add your company address, e-mail, VAT number, etc. Also, share your company information, and any previous awards won!
    • Since we have an international jury panel, the project description, credits, and other information should be written in English.
    • The entry description is one of the most essential parts of your submission, so make your description engaging and interesting; keep it succinct, but still, give as much information as possible; share the original idea for the design, the creative trigger, how it contributes to society or local communities, etc.
    • You can upload up to 10 images with each entry. Select some images that give an overall view of the product design, and others which are close-up shots. Please keep in mind that in case you have a winning submission, the cover image (the first image you upload) will be displayed on the website Winners Gallery and in the Annual LIT Book, so it should be the image that best represents your entry overall.
    • Don’t forget you can also upload a PDF file with any additional project details, 3D drawings, product specifications, business plans, or any other information you may feel is important to share with the Jury. This is done on the Image Upload stage of the submission.
    • Credit all of the designers that took part in the project. You can also add photographer and model credits as appropriate.
    • Each submission category has many sub-categories for you to choose from and many entries would fit in multiple sub-categories. To increase your chance of winning we recommend that you enter the projects in more than 1 sub-category. A 50% discount is offered when entering your design in additional sub-categories.