The Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards 2017 beat a 75% internationalization record, and for the first time, achieve a 60% lighting designers’ participation!
We are very satisfied! The Lamp Lighting Solutions 2017 Awards close their registration deadline and beat an internationalization record of 75%, increasing by 5% compared to the last edition; and for the first time, achieve a 60% participation of lighting designers, to the detriment of architects and interior designers, who in previous editions took the biggest part of the cake. A total of 523 projects from 43 countries prove the international consolidation of the lighting sector in the 7th edition of these awards. Thank you very much to all of those who have taken part!
The 523 projects received are divided in the following categories: Architectural Outdoor Lighting with 115 submitted projects, Indoor Lighting with the highest figure to date with 295 projects, Urban and Landscape Lighting with 66 and Students Proposals with 47.
Amongst the professional profiles, which manage to increase by 24.5% regarding to student profiles, for the first time achieve a 60% lighting designers' participation, followed by a remarkable 29% of architects, 5% of interior designers, 3% of engineers, 2% of landscapers and 1% of urban planners.
Regarding to the students, well-known schools such as KTH (Sweden), Weimar Bauhaus Univesität (Germany), UCL (United Kingdom), Escola Massana de Barcelona (Spain), UPM ETSAM (Spain), RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts (Italy), Assumption University (Thailand), CENTRO de diseño, cine y televisión (Mexico), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile), Savannah College of Art and Design (United States), amongst others, haven't hesitated to encourage their students to enroll.
Amongst the 43 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, Germany, France, Australia, The Netherlands, United States and United Arab Emirates. In addition, this 2017 we're pleased to welcome 7 new countries: Denmark, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Norway, Oman, Qatar and Romania.
The standing jury, formed by the lighting designers Kaoru Mende (Japan), Gustavo Avilés (Mexico), Colin Ball (United Kingdom), Anna Sbokou (Greece) and Rafael Gallego (Spain), the architects Odile Decq (France) and Joan Roig (Spain), and the interior designer Stefano Colli (Italy), 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 awards Facebook from March 1st.
At the end of March, 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 15th. In this event, the winners will receive the following amounts: Architectural Outdoor Lighting 5.000€, Indoor Lighting 5.000€, Urban and Landscape Lighting 5.000€ and Students Proposals 1.000€. Good luck to everyone!