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enLIGHTen: IES International Year of Light Photo Contest 2015
In celebration of 2015 as the International Year of Light as proclaimed by UNESCO, the Emerging Professionals of IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) are giving you a reason to share your love for lighting for the next 6 months. Every month we will announce a “Theme of the Month” to which you will post “lighting” photos related to the chosen theme. You can post as many photos as you wish and at the end of each month, for bragging rights only, we will announce our favourite photo of the month. In August, a group of industry professional judges will select the top 3 entrants based on their photo originality, uniqueness, relevance to the theme of the month, activity and interaction with the public.
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The Richard Kelly Grant
2015 Call For Entries - Grant proposals must be submitted by June 30, 2015.
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The Lighting Handbook, 10th Edition
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Advanced Energy Design Guides: Free Download >

Model Lighting Ordinance – 2011:
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Undocumented Changes - Memorandum >

Roadway Lighting Committee Meeting >
March 26 – 27, 2015 | Houston, TX
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Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant

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The Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant was established to encourage and recognize students who have demonstrated exceptional professional promise through the presentation of an original and ingenious solution to a supplied design problem.

The Grant Award is a plaque and a grant in the amount of $1,000. Honorable Mention (if awarded) is a certificate and a grant in the amount of $300. The grant is awarded at the IES Annual Conference each year.

Group entries are acceptable. However, if a group entry is selected, each student will receive a plaque or certificate. The monetary grant will be divided among the recipients.

To be eligible to enter this competition, applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in an approved academic degree program. Approved programs are those offering a substantial core of illumination studies and are either engineering technology programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; architecture programs accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board; interior design programs accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Research; or theatre programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. If there is a question about accreditation, please query.

The purpose of the Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant is to foster good lighting and to advance the appreciation of lighting as an art.

Past recipients of the Brandston Grant are located above in the past recipient link at the top of the page.

For the 2015 Project Design, click here.

Project Requirements

A design project is provided each year from Brandston Partnership Inc.

Entries must be submitted on ONE - 24 x 36 inch mounted board.

Entries must include:
  1. A lighting plan for the first, second and third floor (within scope line indicated).
  2. Illustrative material demonstrating the lighting intent. This may include, but is not limited to sections, elevations, perspectives, details, and fixture drawings.
  3. A brief (250 words maximum) written statement of the objectives and goals of the lighting design concept and description of the design process used.
  4. A lighting fixture schedule. This must include but is not limited to fixture designation, lighting method, color temperature and lamp types. This may be on a separate 8 1/2 X 11 inch sheet not mounted on the board.
  5. Conceptual control schedule (if applicable). This may be on a separate 8 1/2 X 11 inch sheet not mounted on the board.
  6. Titles of drawings and scale notations are recommended. Place your name, address, and school on the back of each board using the form below.
  7. Projects will NOT be returned.


  • PROJECT DUE: May 22, 2015
  • SHIP TO: IES, 120 Wall Street, 17th FL, New York, NY 10005
  • PROJECT JUDGING: June, 2015
  • GRANT PRESENTATION: IES Annual Conference - Indianapolis, IN - November 8-10, 2015

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