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The SOURCE Awards

For more than 40 years, the SOURCE Awards have recognized the best and brightest in lighting design.

Rules and Eligibility


Designs completed within the past two years (from the due date for the submission) are eligible for submission into the SOURCE Awards competition. The project must not have been submitted previously for this competition. Entries must be received on or before February 28, 2018, to be considered.


Student entries must be submitted via the entry form and must include the following requirements:

  • A "Master Project File" (MPF) in PDF format. This file should include:

    Page one: Student and University Information including:

    • - Student Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Phone Number and Email
    • - Project Name
    • - School Name, Address, City, State, Zip and Phone Number
    • - Instructor Name, Phone Number and Email

    Page two (and three if needed): The student’s project board(s) with project designs including reflected ceiling/lighting, fixture schedule and a narrative description of the installation and lighting.


Any additional files, including any imagery created, should be submitted via the “Additional Project Files” option.

  • A high-resolution headshot of the student in TIFF or JPEG format (300 dpi min). Headshots should not be self-portraits or cropped out of a group shot.

* Note: No student or university name can be displayed in the MPF or images (except on page one).

File uploads must not exceed a total combined size of 100MB.

Please direct questions to Karin Martin at kmartin41@aol.com.

Thank you for your interest in the SOURCE Awards competition. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

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