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The Lamp Awards 2019 beat the record of 61% lighting designers’ participation and maintain the 75% internationalization

A total of 502 projects from 42 countries prove the international consolidation of the lighting sector in the 8th edition of these awards.

The 502 projects received are divided in the following categories: Outdoor Lighting with 129 submitted projects, Indoor Lighting with 235 projects, Installation Lighting that debuted as a new category with 94 projects and Students Proposals with 44.

Amongst the professional profiles, which manage to increase by 12% regarding to student profiles, we achieve a record of 61% lighting designers' participation, followed by a remarkable 28% of architects, 3.5% of interior designers, 3.4% of engineers, 2.3% of landscapers and 1.8% of urban planners.

Regarding to the students, schools such as University College London (United Kingdom), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Escola Massana de Barcelona (Spain), HAWK Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst (Germany), Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey campus Guadalajara (Mexico) and Islamic Azad University of Bandar Abbas (Iran), amongst others, haven't hesitated to encourage their students to enroll.

Amongst the 42 countries which have taken part in the awards, the ones which have submitted more projects are, in order of the highest to the lowest: Spain, Mexico, United Kingdom, China, Germany, United States, The Netherlands, France and India. In addition, this 2019 we're pleased to welcome 5 new countries: Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Israel and South Africa.

The standing jury, formed by the lighting designers Roger Narboni (France), Uno Lai (Taiwan), Paul Nulty (United Kingdom) and Pascal Chautard (Chile), lighting artist Aleksandra Stratimirovik (Sweden), architects Hilde Léon (Germany) and Antonio Ruiz Barbarin (Spain), and the interior designer Mercedes Isasa (Spain), met at the end of February and chose the projects that move on to the next phase. If you're interested in knowing which are these projects stay tuned on our Lamp Awards Facebook fan page from now on.

On March/April, the jury will meet again to decide the 5 finalists of each category and the winner for each category. The final verdict will be known at the prize-giving ceremony, which will take place in Barcelona next June 13th. In this event, the winners will receive the following amounts: Outdoor Lighting 3.000€, Indoor Lighting 3.000€, Installation Lighting 3.000€ and Students Proposals 1.000€. Good luck to everyone!