Nov 2, 2021

2022 Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Design CompetitionAre you a full-time student interested in lighting design? Submit to the 2022 Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Design Competition (, by March 31st for a chance at $6,000.

Next year will mark the 20th year of the Competition, an independent competition which encourages education and creativity in light fixture design and allows participants to retain rights to their designs.

Each year the details of a design problem are posted on the Competition’s website, and students who are enrolled full-time in accredited academic degree programs in the U.S. are welcome to submit. Approved programs include architectural engineering, architecture, interior design, theater and industrial design. The 2022 design problem is to design a light fixture for the produce section of a major supermarket chain; the full details have already been posted.

In the last 19 years, over 115 students received awards, 95 industry professionals have judged and over $200,000 has been awarded. To celebrate its 20th year, the Competition has increased its cash prizes in each of its four categories: First Place to receive $6,000, Second Place to receive $3,000, Third Place to receive $1,500 and Citations to receive $600.