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Welcome to the IESNYC Lumen Awards Submission Website

On June 14, 2018, the IESNYC announced the recipients of the 2018 Lumen Awards at the 50th annual Lumen Gala at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers. Eleven Lumen Awards were presented as approximately 1,000 members of the lighting community and affiliated design industries from all over the country attended the gala. The Gala was the winners night to shine and everyone's night to bask in the glow of all the festivities of a most illuminating evening!

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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

Lumen Citation
Special recognition for a permanent or temporary lighting installation, technical detail, portion of a single project, or other work

In June 2019, the IESNYC will announce the winning projects and award design teams with Lumen Award statues at the annual Lumen Gala held at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

Winning projects will be featured in the Lumen Journal, distributed at the Lumen Gala, published on the IESNYC website, and publicized via traditional and social media.


The Lumen Awards program is not associated with the IES Illumination Awards. If you are interested in submitting your project to the IES Illumination Awards, visit ies.org/ia