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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Can I participate in the contest if I'm not Spanish? Yes, the contest is open for any contestant worldwide. There are no restrictions on age, nationality or place of residence.
Is the participation in the contest free of entry fee? Yes, it is free.
Can I present a non built project in all the categories? No, Outdoor Lighting, Indoor Lighting and Installation Lighting categories are for lighting projects already built between 01.01.17 and 31.12.18. The only category that is for idea-based/conceptual projects is Students Proposals.
Can I submit an ephemeral/temporary project in all categories? No, the projects presented in the Outdoor Lighting and Indoor Lighting categories must be non-ephemeral projects. If your project is ephemeral/temporary, you must submit it in the Installation Lighting category obligatorily; and it can be both outdoor and indoor.
Before there was the Urban and Landscape Lighting category, where do I present urban projects now? If your project is an urban project, you must present it in the Outdoor Lighting category; unless it is an ephemeral/temporary project, then you must present it in the Installation Lighting category.
Can I present a project for the Students Proposals category if I'm not a student nowadays? Yes, if your project is an idea, you must present in Students Proposals category. We understand not everybody has had yet the opportunity of building a project, so no matter if you're still a student or you have already finished your degree, you only have to tell us the school/university you studied most recently. But please note if you're going to present your project in Students Proposals category, it must be of this year's theme, that is, “Luminous ambiances within a large scale”, lighting projects, both outdoor and/or indoor, in which light can create atmospheres. How light and lighting can help to create luminous ambiances in large scale spaces or territories, dealing with both the city geography and the human scale: large urban areas, nightscapes, transport interchanges, leisure parks, city centers, social housing, etc.
If I'm a student nowadays, can I present a real project for the Students Proposals category or have I got to present it in any of the other 3 categories which are the professional ones? If you are a student currently, and you have had the opportunity of doing a real project, you must present it for the professional categories, that are, Outdoor Lighting, Indoor Lighting and Installation Lighting.
Can I present a design of a light? No, product design is forbidden. The submittal must be of a lighting project.
Can I participate in the contest with a partner or a group? Yes. What you should do is select a member of the group as the leader, and from October 1st, register the participants' data on www.lamp.es/awards/join. There you have a comments box where you can write down the names of the other members of the group. Further in time, when you submit the project in your private area, you will fill in the data of the project with the name of all the authors.
Can I present the same project in two different categories? Yes. There is no problem provided the lighting category presented is clearly specified on each sheet. This is why we recommend presenting different sheets for the different categories you are participating in, even though the project is the same. In other words, if, for example, you present the same project in the indoor and outdoor categories, the indoor sheet should feature photographs and text pertaining to indoor features and not outdoor features.
Does the project need to have a specific format? Yes, it has to be a pdf that meets the following requirements:
it must be 1 DIN A3 pdf sheet (it can't be more than 1 sheet)
it must be horizontally read (it can't be vertically read)
it must not indicate the authorship, that is, it must be an anonymous pdf
it must include the datasheet*
it must have a file size of max. 5MB
*To see examples of sheets including the datasheet click here.
What is the datasheet? The datasheet is important information about the project that must be written in the DIN A3 sheet. It is obligatory to fill in all the fields of the datasheet. The Students Proposals category must only fill in the asterisk fields*:
Title of Work:*
Type of Building/Space:*
Location of Work:
Month and Year of Completion of Work:
Light Sources Used:*
Lighting Project Description:* (max.300 words)
Does the datasheet have to be obligatory on the top right hand corner? It doesn't have to be on the top right hand corner of the sheet, it can be placed wherever you want but it must be on the sheet. If this information is not there, the project won't be eligible.
Is it mandatory to submitt a video? No, but it is recommended. Remember photography slide shows are prohibited.
Does the video need to have a specific format? Yes, it has to be a video that meets the following requirements:
it must be MP4 format (any other format is not accepted)
it must last max. 1 minute
it must have a file size of max. 50MB
it must be a video, photography slide shows are prohibited.
Which is the language I have to submit my project? In this contest we accept 4 languages (Spanish, Catalan, English and French) because they are the 4 languages we can make sure that some of the members of the Jury will understand. Even so, we recommend presenting the project in English so that all the members of the jury will understand the information perfectly.
What if there is an error in the "Contestant Data" form? The program allows editing the "Contestant Data" form.
What if there is an error in the "Project Data", in the pdf of the sheet provided or the video? The program allows you to save, modify, update and/or delete content. All content saved -still unconfirmed- at the time of closing entries the 31.01.19 at 23:59h (Spanish hour) will be considered project confirmed to compete.
How do I make sure all my projects are successfully submitted? The projects which are submitted properly are listed under "My Projects" in the private area. Remember that all content saved -still unconfirmed- at the time of closing entries the 31.01.19 at 23:59h (Spanish hour) will be considered project confirmed to compete.
Until what date do I have to submit the project? 31st January 2019 at 23:59h (Spanish hour).
Where can I look for further information? If you still have more questions, you can ask them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +34 93 736 68 39.