Welcome to the IES Illumination Awards Submission Site

This site will guide you through the process of submitting one or more projects for consideration for the IES Illumination Awards. You will be able to save your work as you progress, and return as often as you like to complete your submissions. When you are satisfied with your work, you will be able to submit all of your projects at once and pay the entry fee with your credit card.

What's New

You are now able to upload an OPTIONAL short silent video(maximum one minute with your project entry!

There are now FIVE (5) individual score sheets for each award category. Make sure you review the criteria for each category you are submitting your project entry as they will be judged and scored based upon this criteria.


  • All projects will be submitted through this site. You can edit and add projects up until the submission deadline. Enter as many projects as you would like.
  • You must pay the submission fee for all projects at the same time. After payment is recieved, you will not be allowed to add projects.
  • An estimated 400 judges will be asked to review this year's projects. Judging will be done virtually from the judges desktop.
  • Projects which move on to International level will be viewed live by the esteemed panel of judges selected by the IES Board of Directors.
  • Recipients will be presented their awards in November at the IES Annual Conference.
  • 300 word count narrative
  • $100 submission fee per project entry
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