The Lumen Awards were established in 1968 by the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) and developed to publicly recognize excellence, professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design with the following distinct award categories:
Lumen Award of Excellence
Highest level of achievement for a permanent architectural application
Lumen Award of Merit
Meritorious achievement for permanent architectural application
Special recognition for a permanent or temporary lighting installation, technical detail, portion of a single project, or other work
2019 IESNYC Lumen Awards Project Eligibility
The Lumen Awards is open to any interior or exterior architectural lighting design project completed within two years’ time of the submission deadline. Projects may be re-submitted during the years a project is eligible.
Anyone can enter a project for consideration, but wherever possible, we require the lighting designer responsible for the lighting scheme be credited.
Eligible projects must be designed by a NYC* based designer(s) for a project located anywhere in the world.
The project must be located in NYC* regardless of the location of the designer(s).
* Within the five boroughs of NYC and counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, and Westchester.