Oct 7, 2016

The IES recognizes outstanding individuals through a variety of award programs.

Society Awards for Technical and Service Achievement

Medal Award

MEDAL AWARD

The IES Medal shall be awarded for the purpose of giving recognition to meritorious technical achievement that has conspicuously furthered the profession, art or knowledge of illuminating engineering. Accomplishments shall be in the field of engineering, design, applied illumination, optics, ophthalmology, lighting, research or education. (Technical Award)

Medal Award

LOUIS B. MARKS AWARD

Named in honor of the first President of the IES, the Louis B. Marks Award shall be presented to a member of the Society in recognition of exceptional service to the Society of a non-technical nature. (Service Award)

Distinguished Service Award

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

The Distinguished Service Award shall be presented in recognition of continuous dedicated service to the Society, principally of a non-technical nature, having significantly furthered the purpose for which the Society was founded, and continued over a number of years in various programs and activities at, typically, regional and international levels. The Distinguished Service Award was established in 1967. (Service Award)

Fellow Designation

FELLOW DESIGNATION

The IES Fellow designation shall be awarded to a member of the Society for valuable contribution to the technical activities of the Society; to the art or science of illumination; or to the related scientific or engineering fields. (Technical Award)

Presidential Award

PRESIDENTIAL AWARD

The Presidential award is presented to one or more individuals at the discretion of the current Society’s President in recognition of exemplary impacts and herculean efforts of volunteerism that occurred during the President’s term. This select recognition is not limited by membership type or longevity of membership; IES staff are not eligible.

Illumination Awards

ILLUMINATION AWARDS

The IES Illumination Awards program recognizes individuals for professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design based on the individual merit of each entry. Judges are selected from a broad professional spectrum, representing knowledge of lighting and design excellence. The judging system is entirely based on how well the lighting design meets the program criteria. The Illumination Awards program is not a competition.

Section Awards

SECTION AWARDS

SECTION MERITORIOUS AWARD
The Section Meritorious Service Award is presented by a Section to a member in recognition of outstanding service to the Section, principally of a non-technical nature, that has significantly furthered the purpose of the Society continuously over a number of years in various programs and activities. Read More

SECTION SERVICE AWARD
The IES Section Service Award is presented by a Section to a member in recognition of outstanding service to the Section, principally of a non-technical nature, that has significantly furthered the purpose of the Society continuously over a number of years in various programs and activities. Read More

REGIONAL AWARDS

REGIONAL SERVICE AWARD
This Regional Award shall be given in recognition of exceptional service to the society of a non-technical nature for having significantly furthered the purpose for which the society was founded, having continued over a minimum of five years in various programs and activities at the regional level. Read More

REGIONAL TECHNICAL AWARD
The Regional Technical Award shall be given in recognition of meritorious technical achievement that has furthered the profession, art or knowledge of illuminating engineering. Accomplishments shall be in the field of engineering, design, applied illumination, optics, ophthalmology, lighting, research or education. Read More

Taylor Technical Talent Award

TAYLOR TECHNICAL TALENT AWARD

This award recognizes outstanding application papers published in LD+A, LEUKOS, or presented at the IES Annual Conference or at a Regional Conference. The Taylor Technical Talent Award improves both the quality and quantity of papers on the practice of lighting by providing recognition of authors for their accomplishments, and raising the awareness of the need for these papers. In addition, it reaffirms the IES’s position of leadership as the authoritative body on lighting application by the recognition of outstanding contributions to applications literature by the Society. (Technical Award)