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IAI Lighting Design Award is specially set for the lighting design, aiming to commend excellence in the field of lighting design, share good lighting cases and experience, build interactive communicating platform, and promote the lighting manufacturers, design companies, engineering companies, universities and research institutions technical and professional development in segmentation. Through excellent lighting design and innovation, it spreads the real beauty and standards of lighting to the public, cultivate the public's universal recognition and appreciation of the power of light, improve the quality of life through the quality of light, to lead mankind jointly to create a better world in the future.




IAI Lighting Design Award


IAI Lighting Design Award is specially set for the lighting design, aiming to commend excellence in the field of lighting design, share good lighting cases and experience, build interactive communicating platform, and promote the lighting manufacturers, design companies, engineering companies, universities and research institutions technical and professional development in segmentation. Through excellent lighting design and innovation, it spreads the real beauty and standards of lighting to the public, cultivate the public's universal recognition and appreciation of the power of light, improve the quality of life through the quality of light, to lead mankind jointly to create a better world in the future.


The IAI Lighting Design Award is an honorary award for innovation and practical achievement in lighting design. It is awarded only to those works that are outstanding in design and provide outstanding technical solutions.

Category

Permanent lighting design solutions for buildings


IAI Jury


Judging Criteria


IAI Design Award always adheres to the judging principle of justice, transparency and independence, and insists on the professional height and authority of the jury to fully ensure the quality of judging and fair adjudication.


The organizing committee requires the jury members to make objective and fair decisions for the entries strictly referring to the judging criteria, evaluating and debating,  to ensure the sharing of knowledge and experience. The members of the jury are experts in various professional fields, and the composition of the jury changes every year.


Judging Criteria

▪ Aesthetics

▪ Innovation

▪ High Efficiency and Energy Saving

▪ Technology Research and Development

▪ Achievement Application and Practice

▪ Degree of Responsibility to The Owner

Award Setting
IAI Best Lighting Design Award
Winning the IAI Best Lighting Design Award, represents the highest level of award-winning lighting design. As the annual award of IAI's highest honor, the award is only awarded to the best works in the field of lighting design, the winning works will reflect the designer's core values and innovative capabilities. The award winners will be announced at the IAI Design Awards ceremony, and the winners will be invited to take the stage to receive the grand prize.
IAI Gold Award
The work with the highest design standards in each category will be awarded the 'IAI Gold Award'. The winners of this award will be invited to personally receive the grand prize at the IAI Design Award ceremony.
IAI Silver Award
In each category, the work next to the Gold Award will be awarded the 'IAI Silver Award'. The winners of this award will be invited to receive the grand prize in person at the IAI Design Award ceremony.
IAI Bronze Award
The works that are next only to the Silver Award in each category will be awarded the 'IAI Bronze Award'. The winners of this award will be invited to receive the grand prize at the IAI Design Award ceremony.
IAI Excellence Award
The works that are next only to the Bronze Award in each category will be awarded the 'IAI Excellence Award'. The winners of this award will be invited to participate in the IAI Design Award ceremony.
The Most Excellent Design Team of the Year
Each year, we will select one design team to be awarded "The Most Excellent Design Team of the Year", which aims to recognize the design team with outstanding achievements in innovation and design over the years. This award is only nominated by juries and no acceptation of application.
IAI Best Humanistic Care Award
The IAI awards the「Best Humanistic Care Award」annually. This award is aimed at those who have enough attention for the people's welfare, physical and psychological health, and achieve beneficial and effective design works, which can make people maintain a positive and sunny attitude toward life and feel happy, which compassionate the marginalized and vulnerable people and give them the same amount of material and spiritual enjoyment. The award is selected by a joint vote of the jury and no acceptation of application.
IAI Best Environment Friendly Award
The IAI awards the「Best Environment Friendly Award」annually. This award is aimed at those who have reasonable solutions in the life cycle of a range of products, including the use of resources, the manufacture of products, the use of space, and the recycling and reuse of materials, taking full account of the impact of space on the environment. Works that embody the concept of sustainable development and lifestyle with the lowest consumption for the best results. This award is only nominated by juries and no acceptation of application.
IAI Jury Special Award
The IAI awards the「Jury Special Award」annually. The Jury Special Award is jointly voted by a panel of juries to recognize and encourage the uniqueness and creativity of the work. It represents the comprehensive ability and exceptional design expression of the winner. This award is only nominated by juries and no acceptation of application.
IAI Lifetime Achievement Award

The IAI awards the「Lifetime Achievement Award 」every two years. The award is designed to commend professional designers, professors, experts and scholars over the age of 60 who have made outstanding contributions in industrial design (Age restriction can be relaxed for special conditions).This award is only nominated by juries and no acceptation of application.

Contest Process

Entry Information
Participants
Architectural lighting designers、Lighting design enterprises or teams、Teachers and students from colleges and universities
Entry Requirements
Entries must be permanent lighting solutions on buildings built after June 1, 2018. The design is considered permanent if it has been installed on the building for at least two years at the time of submission. To register for the competition, you must agree to the IAI Competition Terms & Conditions.
Registration

Early Bird Registrations                                                         Mar 1, 2022 -- May 31, 2022

Standard Registrations                                                          Jun 1, 2022 -- Sep  30, 2022

Late Registrations                                                                  Oct 1, 2022 -- Dec 31, 2022

Submission

Textual and graphic materials should be submitted before the last registration day-Dec 31th,2022. 

A.The description of the work is limited to 300 words, marked with the designer’s name and the company’s name. The equipment manufacturer or brand information can not be displayed, otherwise the qualification will be canceled. But if the business information is also same with the work’s name, it will be allowed. (e.g. Sheraton Hotel, Cisco, etc.)

※ If the work solves significant challenges in terms of energy saving and budget, the suggestions statement can be regarded as a plus.

B.Each entry can submit up to 10 high-resolution images (photos, sketches or renderings). There can be more than one image per slide, but each image counts towards the maximum limit of 10. Architectural renderings can be accompanied by actual installation drawings to show the actual design and installation effect, but each rendering and attached drawing shall be counted separately. Images must be JPEG format, with at least 1024px wide and 768px high. No lighting, no modification or enhancement. Notice: 1.If images don't tell the story of the work, don't submit them. 2. Do not submit images taken during the day to affect the visual effect.

C.Each image can be attached with a short explain (within 25 words).

D.The length of the video cannot exceed 1 minute, and no description of text, voice, or music. The file format is mov.m4V.mp4. Slides made of images cannot be submitted as video files. However, text less than 25 words are allowed as a video description. Notice: video should not have stroboscopic or too simple changes in light and color, which will affect the evaluation.

Works Return
Participants are responsible for their works return after the award ceremony,or delegate the IAI Design Award Organizing Committee to send it back. Participants are responsible for their own transfer fees, customs, etc. The works in China will be returned in freight collect.The works abroad will be returned by the participants themselves with related documents, such as express waybill, invoice, cargo loading and unloading list, etc..Please contact the express specialist to pick up the pieces at the designated place.
Schedule

Evaluation                                                                                 Jan,2023

Results notification                                                                   Feb,2023

Winning Notification Time
Announcement of the ShortlistMar 11, 2023
Announcement of Award Winning InformationMar 31, 2023
IAI International Design FestivalJune 17-21, 2023
Award CeremonyJune 18, 2023
Award Winning Works Exhibition & Online ExhibitionJune 17-21, 2023
YearbookDec 2023

* If the schedual is changed due to objective factors, please follow the latest change in the website.

Award Ceremony
IAI holds the IAI International Design Festival and Award ceremony annually, to which all winners are invited.
Entry Fee

The registration fee varies based on the time period. The service includes logistics processing, related documents collecting, documents for evaluation preparing, works exhibiting, and winning works storing before the opening of the exhibition. For details, please refer to theIAI Lighting Award Participate Guide.pdf


Submission Fee

Early Submission Fee (Mar 1 - May 31, 2022)

Participants Groups

Each Entry Fee (RMB)

Multiple Entries Fee

Company (more than ten)

1000

Two for one

Company (ten or less)

900

Two for one

Design studio

900

Two for one

Institutions

900

Two for one

Individual designers

500

Two for one

Group for 2 designers

600

Two for one

Group for 3 designers

700

Two for one

Group for 4 designers

800

Two for one

Group for 5 designers

900

Two for one


Regular Submission Fee (Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2022)

Participants Groups

Each Entry Fee (RMB)

Multiple Entries Fee

Company (more than ten)

1100

Two for one

Company (ten or less)

1000

Two for one

Design studio

1000

Two for one

Institutions

1000

Two for one

Individual designers

600

Two for one

Group for 2 designers

700

Two for one

Group for 3 designers

800

Two for one

Group for 4 designers

900

Two for one

Group for 5 designers

1000

Two for one

*Calculation: If you submitted a total of two entries, the second work is free. If you submitted a total of three entries, only the second work is free. If you submitted a total of four entries, the second and the fourth works are free. Free entry fee only applies in the work submitted, not including fees of assessment show and winners’ service charge.


Second Round of Review: Review Display Fee 

(RMB / USD, USD available outside Mainland China)

Participants who submit their works in the early and regular period will not be required to pay the second round of review display fees after their works have been selected for the first round of review. There is no one free one for the judging fee. Participants who submit their works in the early and regular periods will not be required to pay the second round of review display fees after their works have been selected for the first round of review. There is no one free one for the judging fee. See competition process.

Participants Groups

Each Review Fee (RMB)

Company (more than ten)

1400

Company (ten or less)

1300

Design studio

1300

Institutions

1300

Individual designers

700

Group for 2 designers

800

Group for 3 designers

900

Group for 4 designers

1000

Group for 5 designers

1300


Late Submission Fee (Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2022)

(Submission fee and assessment show fee)

The participant who submits their entry works during the late period must pay for the submission fee and the assessment show fee at the same time.

Participants Groups

Each Entry Fee & Review Fee (RMB)

Company (more than ten)

1100 + 1400 = 2500

Company (ten or less)

1000 + 1300 = 2300

Design studio

1000 + 1300 = 2300

Institutions

1000 + 1300 = 2300

Individual designers

600 + 700 = 1300

Group for 2 designers

700 + 800 = 1500

Group for 3 designers

800 + 900 = 1700

Group for 4 designers

900 + 1000 = 1900

Group for 5 designers

1000 + 1300 = 2300

Special Option Fee
Award Winning Service

IAI Design Award winners are obligated to purchase the "Winners basic service package". Winners of IAI Lighting Design Award should purchase this package at the same time. The service package includes the right to use the IAI Label, the works to be shown on the IAI Design Award Online Exhibition, and an IAI Design Yearbook. You can find information below about the cost of award winner's package (Chinese statutory VAT must be added) and the services included.

Please refer to:2022 IAI winners service.pdf

IAI Brochure

If you need know more about IAI Design Award intuitively, please read the brochure:

IAI Design Award brochure 2021-2022.pdf


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