Eaton Fosters Future Lighting Designers with Annual SOURCE Competition

Power management company Eaton of Peachtree, City, Georgia USA, called for entries for the company’s 42nd Annual SOURCE Awards, Eaton’s lighting design competition devoted to fostering the next generation of lighting professionals and developing new industry talent. The company wants to encourage university students studying architecture, design, engineering, or related disciplines to enter the conceptual lighting design competition. The firm intends for the competition to foster understanding, knowledge, and demonstrate lighting as a primary design element. The deadline to submit entries is February 25, 2019.

SOURCE Competition Invites Student Creativity

“This competition is designed with students in mind. As the future of the lighting design industry, we invite students to feel encouraged to think creatively about overcoming real-world design challenges while gaining practical experience in the process,” said Kraig Kasler, president, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “We look forward to seeing the high-quality designs submitted by talented students and recognizing their innovative projects.”

The competition is open to students currently registered in undergraduate or graduate programs for lighting, interior design, architecture, engineering, or related fields. Students are eligible to enter projects based on conceptual lighting designs. The independent competition judges will look at how Eaton lighting and controls products are employed in conceptual spaces.

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Independent Panel of Lighting and Design Professionals to Judge Competition

An independent panel of lighting and design professionals will judge the 42nd Annual SOURCE Awards competition in March 2019. These professionals have taken part in the SOURCE Awards in the past. One judge will also represent the SOURCE, Eaton’s lighting educational center in Peachtree City, Georgia.

For the competition, each project will be judged on its own merit.
The judges will select an overall Winner, and up to five designs will be recognized with an “Honorable Mention” distinction. Other entrants will receive a Special Award of Recognition. The overall winner receives a $2,000 prize, and each of the honorable mention winners receives $500. Also, all winners will get a crystal trophy, gain local and national recognition, and receive an invitation to a lighting seminar at the SOURCE.  Additionally, the faculty adviser of each winning student will be invited to attend a seminar.

In May 2019, at LIGHTFAIR International in the city of Philadelphia, Eaton will announce the winning students and their faculty advisors.