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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.
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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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Model Lighting Ordinance – 2011:
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Undocumented Changes - Memorandum >

2015 IES Street and Area Lighting Conference >
October 4-7, 2015 | Savannah, GA
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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.

Submission for the 2015 Project Entries is now closed. Following is the calendar for the remainder of the program year. Thank you for your submission!


  • 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
Thank you for your submission

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